12. Apr. 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. Feb. 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.
von Rafał T•
23. Nov. 2021
Introduction to Game Design is really great course that explains interesting things in very clear and simple way. Love the acting and the use of puppet character, who worked as a comic relief during all lessons. I learned a lot and I had a lot of fun.
von Tania A•
15. Nov. 2015
Even if simple (it's an introduction, after all), the contents are well structured and I appreciate how the assignments can derive from the previous one and peers' feedback. It's satisfying to see the initial idea evolve into something more developed.
von Ivan G•
8. Nov. 2015
I really enjoyed taking the Introduction to Game Design course. Looking each week how other follow student's (including mine own) game designs was inspiring. A lot of creativity boost through simple ideas. Doesn't require any special/advanced skills.
von Madison T•
1. Dez. 2016
This course was an excellent intro to games from the artistic point of view. I was looking for a course that could teach me the fundamentals of what a game should have to be good and this one was spot on.
My plan is to finish all five Calart courses!
von Piotr K•
7. Feb. 2021
It's an interesting option for someone who has a passion for creativity and gaming. In very simple and thoughtful videos you will learn differences in games and how to build a simple board/videogame (on paper of course). I can highly recommend it.
31. Juli 2020
¡Me encantaron las clases! Son divertidas, te enseñan y te explorar tu creatividad. Utilicé además los conocimientos para transladarlos a la evaluación de varias soluciones de otros proyectos y me encantó la experiencia.
von Anderson B•
10. Juni 2021
Aprende-se de forma simples e sem complicações, O game design é aplicado inclusive na forma de ensinar. Recomendo o curso para todos que tenham interesse em saber o funcionamento e se aprofundar em suas possíveis utilizações, não somente no jogo.
von Gerick T•
23. Juli 2020
Como lo dice el titulo, es un curso introductorio, pero bastante profundo en los conceptos que presenta en cada modulo. Muy recomendado si estas empezando en la industria de videojuegos, o por si deseas repasar principios básicos del Game Design.
von Isac d V O•
2. März 2016
This is a superb course for those interested in starting with game design - or just knowing more about games. The teacher is fantastic and the teacher's assistant is... well... as fun as a muppet. Hats off to CalArts, Cousera and Fran Krause!
von Dawn W•
14. Sep. 2021
I absolutely love this course! Highly recommended if you are just wanting to try it out to see if game design is something you want to get into! The instructor is easy to listen to and also comical, keeping you well entertained and engaged!
von Marina Z•
31. Juli 2016
I wasn't really interested in basic concepts of game design, but couldn't stop watching videos until the very end of the course! Blue pal is awesome! Also, I was glad that the assignments are open even for those who don't pay for course
von Болтышев М Г•
7. Juni 2021
I liked the course very much, an important part of the course was the opportunity to create your own game and share with other players. With each video, the game got better and more interesting. Thanks to the creators of the course.
von Alexander G•
13. Feb. 2016
Very good course. Learned new information that proved to be useful regarding game design and also designed a board game to play with colleagues at the office. If you want to learn game design this is a great and easy way to start.
22. Nov. 2021
I really love this course. I really liked the way the teacher taught and the doll that seemed to think. The only disadvantage of the course is that it is too short. I really want to learn more about game design from the teacher.
von Molly H•
21. Juni 2020
I like the homework part very much, which makes me constantly recall what I have learned in the course. Besides, every homework is a good experience for me, I spend a lot of time on it, and I pay great attention to it every time.
von Diego G•
1. Juni 2020
It was a really fun and educational experience. Improving the game from the simplest possible one player game to a narrative driven multiplayer experience week by week gave a lot of insight and practical challenges to learn from.
von Xavier E•
2. Apr. 2020
Brilliant course ! It goes straight to the point, and the videos are super fun ! I've progressed a lot in my game design comprehension ! Thanks "Calarts" and HUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUGE thanks to Fran Krause for this wonderful course !
von Samuel S•
8. Nov. 2015
Great introductory course! Everything is very well explained and you really feel how your project develops through the week. I expected it to be a bit more technical and less theoretical, but everything is still very well made
von chanukya m•
11. März 2022
Great begginning to the story design games.i am midlle of this specialisation.concepts in this course really connect in later courses.Sucha a detailed game design program for begginers to start it really help to get you going
von Miguel A P S•
9. Feb. 2021
This course was incredibly educational and fun!! The assignments were simple yet made you think how you could improve your games in every way. I really hope whoever joins this course has as much fun as i did while learning :)
von Varun N•
13. Juni 2020
The short, brief videos that explain the basics of game design in a very informative and humorous way made this course an absolute joy to learn. The fun assignments and extremely supportive peers made the course even better.
von Sarah P•
27. Sep. 2015
I have been really enjoying this course! The professor is engaging in the videos and he explains things well. I also really like the assignments and the games are fun to make and review. I am learning a lot from this course!
von Ульяна М•
19. Apr. 2020
Это было полезно и познавательно. Подача материала очень простая, но при этом я узнала много новых вещей о геймдизайне. Программирование в курсе не нужно! Вы просто знакомитесь с азами создания механики игры, ее нарратива.
von Coşkun D M•
9. Aug. 2022
It was very fun to come up with ideas to create game design papers to giving my ideas I learned to limit it which is a good thing because Ideas might become overwhelming and make your design not so coherent. I loved it!!!
von Oya B•
21. Juni 2022
The instructor clearly loves his job, the back-and-forth between the instructor and the puppet made it easier to follow the lesson, very entertaining and enlightening. The assignments were fun as well, I learned a lot.