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Avis et commentaires pour d'étudiants pour Introduction to Game Design par California Institute of the Arts

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Welcome! This course is an introduction to the primary concepts of gaming, and an exploration of how these basic concepts affect the way gamers interact with our games. In this course you will understand what defines a “game” and the mechanics and rules behind different types of games. Through four linked assignments you'll learn ways to create and describe a game concept, and specifically what makes a compelling game. This course focuses on the conceptual underpinnings of games, and all assignments can be completed with a pencil and paper – no previous programming knowledge is required....

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12 avr. 2020

I really loved doing this course. Learnt how to make a simple game and make it really interesting! I loved how the easily the instructor was able to teach us and make us curious throughout the course.


12 févr. 2020

The lecture videos from Professor Fran and his old friend were surprisingly entertaining. Kudos to the team because they were able to make it fun, informative, and engaging throughout the four weeks.

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par Nathan J H

19 mars 2021

I'm giving this course 3 stars. I really enjoyed taking this course, but didn't care for the fact, of having to sit and wait for others to review my assignments. Had it not been for that, I would have given 5 stars instead. I feel that having students reviewing each others work is great, but ones grades shouldn't be based on their peers.

par Matt E

6 mai 2021

This one was a bit of a disappointment - largely because it was included in a larger specialization. If this course had been branded for kids and teens and left out of that specialization, my rating would be higher, but it felt awkward and inappropriate for adult audiences.

par Tilemachos K

1 juin 2020

While I do appreciate the effort of the content creators, this course feels too simplistic. On top of that it seems that most of the "classmates" put minimum effort and when I have to grade assignments as part of my coursework, it felt more like a chore than a contribution.

par Cristóbal H S

16 janv. 2016

I know that the title says "introduction", but I felt it was to basic...I liked the approach of the homeworks, but I missed more reading material or more sources to explore...also, being an introduction to game design, I think many issues froom game design were not touched.

par Rodrigo A P S

30 nov. 2020

The course itself isn't bad, but the grade system could be better, I found myself being evaluated without receiving feedback or reviewing games where other students wouldn't answer the questions that where asked along with the submiting of the game.

par Marley G

13 juin 2022

​Wasn't bad but a lot of the things seemed pretty straight forward. Good if you're still doing your 7 day free trial of this site but definitely not worth $49.

par Ramon M L

18 févr. 2016

It felt few content, i think there could be more content in this course. Though i have to say i learn new stuff, but i which it had more content to learn more.

par Deborah M M

19 nov. 2015

A whimsical introduction to game design and the springboard for a Specialization Certificate, therefore important to take.

par Dimitris K

13 août 2016

A quite simple beginning, might end up being a little bit too simple. The future looks promising, though!

par Leah O

9 janv. 2017

It was ok for what it was. It is a very brief introduction. Fun teacher, but very limited information.

par Jeffrey B

9 déc. 2016

Good introduction course. Perhaps a bit light on material... reviews from others are very helpful!

par Tülay T M

7 janv. 2021

Course content is ok, but its hard to progress if all passing requirements are peer-grading only.

par Sergey F

19 juil. 2017

very simple, only some basics and a lot of "water" material. I don't see reasons to pay for this

par Daniel

24 févr. 2016

Very little content. Most of the value comes from working on games for the assignments.

par Marc-Olivier M

28 juil. 2021

Very little content. About 15-20 minutes of lectures per week.

par Dr. M N

15 juil. 2020

I was not able to unenroll it

par Paul B

28 oct. 2015

Fun course, not much depth.

par Maeve B

16 févr. 2016

This course, though fun, was not intensive at all. The main issue I have is probably with the Coursera structure itself. Many of your homework assignments are based off of if people can understand the instructions of the game- which, if you have mostly non-English speakers, sort of takes the homework from being "be creative and challenge yourself" to "make sure everything you write down is 3 words max or else the people GRADING you won't understand it". This is also true when looking at these students' games- when half of your grade depends on your clarity, these kids are ultimately at a disadvantage. I'm sure there were amazing games made by some of the non-English speaking students, but I wasn't able to understand and play many of them. It is fantastic that Coursera is open to everyone, but when your grades are based off of clarity of language, it gets tricky.

par John C

20 sept. 2021

I'm sure this course will work for some people, but beware that there are people who speak different languages in the course, leading to unfair assessments. I've been given 0s in response to my language as if it's my fault and I can't understand their suggestions since it's in a different language. Would be better if there were language settings or something to prevent language barriers affecting scores, but as it stands I don't recommend this course unless you're willing to put up with it.

par Daniel S

3 févr. 2022

The course material is great, but the review system slows the course to a crawl. Waiting for other students to review your work - or worse, waiting for other students to submit work that you must review before moving on - is just miserable.

par Varsha A V

31 janv. 2016

The lectures tend to be a bit boring. However the hands on assignments give great insight into understanding the basic concepts of game design and narration.

par Rebekah c

5 oct. 2015

idk its not what i expected. i really want to start with actually making a computer game not a paper game

par Richard H

20 oct. 2015

The instructor is good but the amount of content is severely lacking compared to alternatives.

par Alexander P

19 oct. 2017

Not enough content for a paid course

par Keone M

9 févr. 2016

Enjoyable but limited content