Learn about the development of 2D and 3D interactive games in this hands-on course, as you explore the design of games such as Super Mario Bros., Pokémon, Angry Birds, and more.
What you’ll learn
- Principles of 2D and 3D graphics, animation, sound, and collision detection
- Unity and LÖVE 2D
- Lua, C#
- Basics of game design and development
In a quest to understand how video games themselves are implemented, you’ll explore the design of such childhood games as: Super Mario Bros., Pong, Flappy Bird, Breakout, Match 3, Legend of Zelda, Angry Birds, Pokémon, 3D Helicopter Game, Dreadhalls, and Portal.
Via lectures and hands-on projects, the course explores principles of 2D and 3D graphics, animation, sound, and collision detection using frameworks like Unity and LÖVE 2D, as well as languages like Lua and C#. By class’s end, you’ll have programmed several of your own games and gained a thorough understanding of the basics of game design and development.
DURATION – 12 weeks long
TIME COMMITMENT – 6-9 hours per week
PACE = Self-paced
SUBJECT – Programming
COURSE LANGUAGE – English
DIFFICULTY – Intermediate
CREDIT – Audit for Free
PLATFORM – edx