Course Details

DAC 300: Introduction to Game Design

Game design is one of the most fascinating, yet least understood blends of arts, crafts, and engineering. We are looking for systems thinkers with a love of board and card games for this course. Introduction to Game Design is a course that explores the fundamentals of game design. Similar to the fundamentals classes that art students might take in figure drawing or color theory as part of their education to become visual artists, this class provides an opportunity for you to learn the basics of game design. It focuses on the essentials shared by all games that are fundamental for a game designer working in any medium, from sports to board games to computer and video games.


Lennart Nacke
Director of the HCI Games Group


<5>Winter 2016
<5>Fall 2016