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Saturday, March 15, 2014 Game design and development involves various fields. It's a rapidly growing field where developers could earn huge along with the advantage of doing what they do and know best. Those breathtaking games of the likes of Crysis, Assassins Creed, or even the fun Super Mario Bros are the result of painstaking effort. Want to be a good game developer?


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Here are 8 free online courses in game design and development:

1. Blender 3D Design at Tufts University

The Blender 2.6x - 3D Design course is intended to offer students an introduction to the world of computer generated 3D modeling. As an introductory course, it provides a basic understanding of the skills and techniques employed by 3-D designers in a wide range of applications. In this online course, we will explore basic mesh modeling, applying textures and materials to 3-D objects, lighting, animation, and rendering. This course should provide a good basis for further independent study in architectural, engineering and theatrical modeling, and game design.

2. Computer Game Programming at Eastern Michigan University

Teaches students how to design, implement and test a 2D or 3D game. This is a project-oriented, upper-division level course. Lot of programming is primarily in Java. The department can provide you with Microsoft Visual C++, though any IDE will do, including Eclipse, etc.

3. Computer Games and Simulations for Investigation and Education at Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT)

In this project-based course, students from all disciplines are encouraged to understand how we learn from interactive computer environments, and delve into the process of designing and understanding simulations and games for learning.

4. Game Design at Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT)

This course provides practical instruction in the design and analysis of non-digital games. Students cover the texts, tools, references and historical context to analyse and compare game designs across a variety of genres, including sports, game shows, games of chance, card games, schoolyard games, board games, and role–playing games. In teams, students design, develop, and thoroughly test their original games to understand the interaction and evolution of game rules. Students taking the graduate version complete additional assignments.

5. Game Design Tips from New Mexico State University (NMSU)

Barbara Chamberlin from New Mexico State University's Learning Games Lab shares five tips she has learned regarding game development and design. This presentation is an abbreviated version she shared with game programmers interested in gaming, and includes short suggestions for game development which are also applicable to app development.

6. Game Design Tips from New Mexico State University (NMSU)

This tutorial will walk through making a basic game from scratch in Game Maker which is available for free download within the tutorial.

7. Instructional Games at Utah State University

The goal of this course is to explore the field of instructional gaming through a survey of readings, existing products, and those in development.

8. The Mathematics in Toys and Games at Utah State University

Explore the mathematical strategies behind popular games, toys, and puzzles. Topics covered will combine basic fundamentals of game theory, probability, group theory, and elementary programming concepts. Each week will consist of a lecture and discussion followed by game play to implement the concepts learned in class.

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