/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

Price: Free

Delivery Method: Online

Course overview

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 I learn

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
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