Take your first steps towards constructing your own games by exploring game design, play, and experience creation.
Explore the theory and practise of independent videogame creation
On this course, you’ll learn both the artistry and technique needed to create brilliant games. You’ll discover how to critically analyse decisions made in published games, and code along while we make small games each week to build your toolbox.
By the end of the course, you’ll have the skills to start constructing your own project and take your videogame making further.
This course uses an explicitly intersectional feminist framework of game design and analysis. It emphasizes the creation of small independent games that allow developers to talk about their experiences.
What topics will you cover?
- Principles of intersectional feminist game design.
- Game development in Unity.
- The process of creating a game.
- Diverse perspectives on working in and producing games.
When would you like to start?
Most FutureLearn courses run multiple times. Every run of a course has a set start date but you can join it and work through it after it starts.
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What will you achieve?
By the end of the course, you‘ll be able to:
- Discuss and analyse existent games and their design decisions.
- Design and refine game ideas.
- Develop a game in Unity.
- Explore and express ideas and emotions through the medium of games.
Who is the course for?
This course is perfect for anyone looking to create games to express themselves and their experiences. It’s also for anyone who understands the important role games play in today’s society, and wants a critical framework for their cultural context. It acts as a starting point for someone wanting to make larger independent games - regardless of how much programming ability they have to begin with.
This course was made by the Code Liberation Foundation. You may be interested in our other workshops and projects too - news about which is available on our website or our twitter.
You might also be interested in the other courses in the Essential Creative Technologies collection from UAL Creative Computing Institute, Lancaster University and the Institute of Coding.
What software or tools do you need?
During the course, we’ll be using Unity and Fungus. We’ll spend a bit of time on the Code Liberation Github, too.
Who will you learn with?
Phoenix Perry creates embodied games and installations. As an advocate for women in game development, she founded Code Liberation Foundation. She leads an MSc in Creative Computing at UAL.
Charlie Ann Page
Charlie Ann Page is a freelance everything. She's a game developer, teacher, educational designer, AI researcher, and game tournament official.
Who developed the course?
UAL Creative Computing Institute
The UAL Creative Computing Institute (CCI) offers innovative new courses, research opportunities and a public platform to explore computer science and creative practice.
Institute of Coding
The Institute of Coding is a family of learners, businesses and educators creating a new way to develop the digital skills needed at work and beyond.
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