Games are increasingly recognized as tools that can serve many business purposes beyond entertainment. You’ll acquire a general introduction to what goes into the design and development of both video and analog games, with a particular focus on the use of games outside of consumer entertainment. You will discover resources for developing game design, and identify the mechanics and verbs used in different games. You will come away with knowing the different activities that are part of game design, being able to flesh out a game idea in order to increase the chances of having a successful game design experience, and have a basic understanding of how to work with game developers. You will also learn the basics of the video game design process, learn about the main video game genres, and use a game development application to begin your journey of making games. By successfully completing this Certificate in Basic Game Design, you will have taken the first step toward understanding game design and being able to create your own games. Classes included: Introduction to Game Design, Intermediate Video Game Design. Registration closes 3 days prior to class start date.