Mar 27, 2016
Great course!\n\nThought I wouldn't use the stuff that I learned in the videos at first, but as I started working on my own projects, I realised it was very important knowledge for a game developer.
Apr 03, 2017
This course helps your game go from concept to reality. It pushed me to get a digital prototype made and ready to demo. Great depth of information related to game design and the gaming industry.
교육 기관: Juan P T P•
Mar 02, 2016
I would have liked that the written feedback in the assignments were mandatory, it would allow us to improve on our designs
교육 기관: Rodrigo A S•
Feb 10, 2016
The information in this course is great
교육 기관: Jorge D d T•
Aug 03, 2017
Love this course, help me to define en clear terms the game i always want to desing and implement. Amazing profesor, the evaluations though
교육 기관: Kamran B•
Feb 23, 2016
I learn a lot by doing assignments and reviewing other people's assignments. The important con of this course was some of its quizzes' questions which was ambiguous or badly framed.
교육 기관: Ricardo M•
Dec 06, 2016
Lots of good information.
교육 기관: Zheng L•
Mar 13, 2018
Lots of detailed knowledge of game design, which makes me more professional
교육 기관: Stephanie B•
Apr 29, 2017
This course has a lot of info to offer. The instructor is enthusiastic and provides lots of helpful links to articles, books, and resources that are really useful. I also appreciate that there is a portion of the course dedicated to social issues in games, which often get overlooked or dismissed.
However, the course appears to have been restructured at some point, which can make the videos confusing, as they refer to things you haven't learned yet or make you wonder if you accidentally skipped a video somewhere. That said, I also don't think the current structure is ideal, because what you're learning is sometimes at odd with the structure of the assignments—for instance, a game design doc isn't finished until a game is nearly done while a prototype should come early in the process. So why does the game design doc assignment come before the prototype assignment?
Also, while I appreciate that the instructor attempted to make the quizzes and grading more fun, the resulting options are often misleading or unclear. For example, the typical grading options are 1) You barely did it or didn't do anything, 2) You went above and beyond, and 3) This is pretty epic. If the person satisfied the requirements but didn't add anything else, do they really only deserve a 1? I didn't grade that way, but the options suggest I could have. Also, if the question is "Is this a zip file?" these options don't make sense at all.
Overall though, I recommend this course and give it 4 stars for the level and variety of information it covers.
교육 기관: Mykyta T•
Oct 30, 2017
The course itself is nice, but everything about the peer-graded assignments for weeks 2-4 just doesn't work.
교육 기관: mMans•
Aug 08, 2016
Nice lessons, but the "teacher" use too often the word "right", what is really annoying. I hope you can
eradicate this terrible habit and fix the course materials after that.
교육 기관: Dmitry B•
Feb 08, 2016
The course is not bad, right? It gives you interesting texts to read, right? And explains a design process, right? Is it OK to say right after each sentence? (English is not my first language, right).
교육 기관: Adriano V•
Nov 19, 2015
A lot was discussed, and many resources were offered, but I felt the general direction offered was too loose. When time came to do each week's assignment, I was not always sure how to execute.
교육 기관: Bitan M•
Jul 01, 2018
교육 기관: Evert G•
Jun 21, 2016
Very interesting course. I am already familiar with software dev documentation, so a lot of it was not new for me. The style of teaching in the previous course was more pleasant for me. But I am well aware it is just a personal preference. Very good course indeed. Thanks!
교육 기관: yuan c•
Aug 01, 2016
good game design introduction course, lots of concepts, great!
교육 기관: Deleted A•
Nov 11, 2016
교육 기관: Dhesikan C•
Apr 05, 2018
The bit boring. But perhaps teaches some of the most required skills and concepts required in a game coarse.
교육 기관: Alberto A d S J•
May 30, 2017
교육 기관: Sergey B•
Aug 08, 2017
This course has hard assignments. And videos don't really help with it.
교육 기관: Marc-André M•
May 29, 2017
Another good course in the Game Design and Development specialization. I had a lot of fun making the prototype at the end.
교육 기관: Deborah M M•
Nov 19, 2015
Very helpful information with lots of solid, practical advise (prototype! test!) and a few important questions to think about (genderfication? accessibility?) when designing. Excellent learning experience for game design documentation. Quite worth the time and effort. Thank you!
교육 기관: René S K•
Dec 20, 2015
The templates are very good, but the course videos are too general.
교육 기관: Christopher C•
Jun 12, 2016
The lecturer is very engaging and for the most part these lectures were valuable. A few of them bordered on "why are we talking about this?" though. Felt more like filler than actual value. I think this could have been condensed to three weeks without losing much.
교육 기관: Roselle C•
Dec 29, 2017
I'm still not done halfway through but like others who have actual game dev experience in the forum, I've taught about dropping out but approach this course as if I'm taking a game. This lecturer keeps going round in circles and the fact that I have to endure his salesman style teaching in another course is something I'm still not sure if I'm going to be able to pull through.
I'm still trying to put aside his whole "I'm going to spend more than a minute convincing you why something is great for you apart from actually telling you WHY it is great ACTUALLY for you" but I find myself not paying attention and increasing the speed of the video up to x2. Since I've already paid for it, I might as well go through with it.
Certain points are great though, I still did learn a lot from this. Was definitely disappointed in the beginning as the previous lecturer was very good. But kinda got over his irrelevant points and found the important bits somehow.
교육 기관: Deleted A•
Jul 01, 2017
Useful for making people think and analyze things and to develop new ideas, the methods used were quite interesting.
교육 기관: Lucas C•
Jan 23, 2018
Great lectures with a passionate teacher.