GD1130 - Game Design Theory

Games and the concept of play are an important part of human culture from the prehistoric age through modern times. They serve purposes such as teaching basic survival skills, provide engaging entertainment, and promote education, health, and fitness. Effective game design determines the purposes that each game will serve, and how audiences will respond through the act of play. This course will explore how games influence culture, past and present, discuss the principles of basic game design, and examine the psychological, and sociological aspects of games.

This course is offered in the following programs:
Video Game Art & Design