Start Making Games!
What do you do when you have a great idea for a game but no programming background? Before you give up, let me introduce you to the world of indie game development. With the technology and tools available today, you can start creating the game you've always wanted to make as soon as, well, today!
Who is This Class for?
What You Will Need
What You Will Create
Together with the class, we will re-create two gaming classics to get you started with game development - Breakout and Doodle Jump! Feedback will be provided throughout the course and be sure to attend the Office Hour on Google Hangout for Q&A.
We will build these two games for computers - PCs and Macs, and towards the end of the course we will discuss what to do if you want to build games for mobile, tablets, browsers, and/or consoles.
Ages: 8+ (we've had parents taking the course with their kids together, and the kids loved it! :) No prior programming experience required. A computer that meets the system requirement for Unity 3D: (system requirement) Windows: XP SP2 or later; Mac OS X: Intel CPU & "Snow Leopard" 10.6 or later. Note that Unity was not tested on server versions of Windows and OS X. Graphics card with DirectX 9 level (shader model 2.0) capabilities. Any card made since 2004 should work.
Make Your First Video Game in 4 Weeks from Scratch with Unity 3D
I spent the first 10 years of my professional life working on games and consumer electronics at EA and Sony. In 2010, I decided to leave Sony to pursue my dream and started a game stud...
Great class! This is a good introduction to Unity and the conceptual thinking behind game design.