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Games Design (16-18 Year Olds)

Games Design (16 - 18 Year Olds)

London College of Communication
Taught by
A respected industry expert


During this one week Games Design course, you will focus on exploring fundamental games design concepts. This interactive and thrilling course will involve you producing several physical prototypes and delving into design, game balancing and playtesting.

Understand the world of games design through game development and documentation to begin your career as a games designer. Gain deeper insight of the subject by exploring the psychology of games design and how your users will engage with your design. Learn the history of video games and introduce yourself to Unity, a game development cross-platform that will help you develop your ideas into reality.

Through a series of talks and practical workshops you will gain the confidence to develop, produce and oversee your own games design.

Course Topics

  • Game design fundamentals
  • Game design terminology
  • Game design documentation
  • Implementation
  • Balancing
  • Playtesting
  • Concept generation
  • A brief history of video games
  • Psychology in games
  • A brief introduction to Unity

Course Outcomes
By the end of the course you should be able to:

  • Understand the fundamentals of games design
  • Develop and document your games design through prototyping physical games
  • Explore the psychology of games design
  • Learn the history of video games
  • Gain insight into games development in Unity

Who Should Attend
This course is suitable for you if you are between 16 – 18 and considering further study or a career in games design.

Beginner: You do not need any previous experience

Follow up Courses
Once you have taken this course you may be interested in Animation and Illustration (16 – 18 Year Olds) or Filmmaking Portfolio Preparation (16-18 Year Olds).

Related undergraduate courses at LCC
Once you have taken this course you may be interested in BA Games Design.

Tutor Description

This course will be taught by a respected industry expert.

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