Welcome To Game Design - Introduction to Game Design Theory
Digital, Board Games and Gamification: find your ideal Game Role in the Game Industry while learning about all areas.

What you will learn

Understand what makes a game be a good game

Get to know in which area the student fits better

Know the differences between the different types of Game Producers

Know the different Games Purposes

Learn how to adjust and choose the best tutorial for each Target Audience

Find free assets to use in their games, even commercially

Fill a basic Game Design Document for their own games

Choose the best Store to publish games, according to the team’s goal


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This is NOT a Programming course, the Goal is to understand the theory behind the creation of games.

You will learn about many different aspects of Game Design and how they work, such as:

  • What a Game is (Goal, Interaction, Obstacles and Rules)
  • Types of Games (Digital, Analog and Gamification)
  • Game Loops
  • Game Arcs
  • Game Roles
  • Game Industry (Publishers, Game Studios and Indie Game Studios)
  • Game Purposes
  • Layers of a Digital Game
  • Tutorials (Explicit, Implicit)
  • Licensing (Royalty free, Creative Commons)
  • Game Design Document (+ Template)
  • Crowdfunding
  • Publishing Games (Google Play, App Store, Steam and Itch io)

By the end of some classes, I’ll challenge you to do some exercises, to help you learn better. They are not mandatory, but they can make you become a better game designer.

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You will also answer some Quizzes, to help you memorize what you learnt even more.

You’ll also be able to download the presentation used in this course.

This course will help you create a bionic eye, after your know how games are made, playing them will never be the same again.

Enroll Now and I See you in the course!



Game Structure

Download The Class Presentation
What is a Game?
How to Rate the course
Game Types (Digital, Analog, Gamification)
Game Loops
Game Arcs
Quizz 1

Game Industry

Game Careers (Part 1)
Game Careers (Part 2)
Game Industry
Game Purposes
Quizz 2

Game Layers

Game Layers – How to separate elements
Tutorials – How to teach the player
Licensing – How to get free assets
Quizz 3


Game Design Document
Game Design Document – Template
Top 10 Game Designer Mistakes
Quizz 4
Thank You and Congratulations