/Create Expressive Videogames
Provided by: UAL
Course Area: All areas
Course Type: Short Course
Start date: Anytime
Subjects: Computational Thinking, Creative Technology, Video Games Development
Delivery Method: Online
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 courses 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 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 is this 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 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