Intro to Game Design

Washington, D.C. campuses

GA D.C., 1776
1133 15th Street NW, 8th Floor
Washington D.C. 20005

GA D.C. (Northern Virginia)
2231 Crystal Drive #1000
Arlington VA 22202

Past Locations for this Class

Intro to Game Design

Washington, D.C.

Washington, D.C. campuses

GA D.C., 1776
1133 15th Street NW, 8th Floor
Washington D.C. 20005

GA D.C. (Northern Virginia)
2231 Crystal Drive #1000
Arlington VA 22202

Past Locations for this Class

About this class

Learn tricks to design a multi-million dollar game at this class taught by Ben Berman, a lead game developer of two titles at the LA startup Scopely.

This class will focus on conceptual work and requires no programming experience. By the end, you'll have a "paper prototype" that helps you figure out if you have something fun—the most important part of game design.

These techniques are the basis of making the top-grossing, $1 million-a-day revenue apps in the Apple App Store.

Takeaways

  • Learn how to build a paper prototype, or a physical, playable version of your game—no programming required
  • Learn how to design your game to a specific audience
  • Learn how to build around fun and making money
  • Learn how to communicate with artists, testers, and investors

Prereqs & Preparation

Students do NOT need to know how to program.

Students should try playing as many mobile games as possible, like Angry Birds, Cut the Rope, Candy Crush, Fruit Ninja, Temple Run and Jetpack Joyride.

Students should try playing Clash of Clans and Mini Golf MatchUp, available for iOS and Android phones.

Please bring your phones and laptops.

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