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Game Design Certificate

Upon completing an online course you will get an instructor signed certificate with the institutions logo to increase your job prospects!
ECTS Credits are also available as part of your degree.

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Game Design and Gamification 1

Enrolment Open now. Please notice: limited amount of seats per year.
Description Game Design and Gamification course takes you into the secrets of game design. Through theory and very practical exercises you will learn efficiently to broaden your game design thinking and make complete game concepts form your ideas.
Requirements None.
Outcome You will learn game design deeply and efficiently.
Level For both beginners and pros.
Language English (Chinese).
Location Online
Hours and credits 135 study hours. Upon completion 5 ECTS credits. More info
Course Type Learn at your own pace. 100% Online.
Certificate Earn a Certificate upon completion.
Price Studying is completely free of charge, there are no completion or fees for receiving a certificate or ECTS. More info



Game Design Core Loop

What is game design?

Learn game design theory like why we play games, what are the components of a game and what is the core loop of a game.

Game Design Process

How does game design work?

Learn how game design work and learn about the game design process from with the idea to product.

Become a Game Designer

Become a Video Game Designer

Learn all about what it is like to be a game designer. Understand what it requires to be a game designer. Improve you prospects in getting a game design job.

Game Design Templates Tools Guidelines Design Doc

Templates, Checklists, Guidelines and Tools

Receive various Templates, Checklists, Guidelines and Tools to help you in your game design work.

Game Design Exercises

Learn with the Exercises

Learn with over 50 tough but extremely educational exercises based on real-life challenges. For example, how would you create a Naval Battle game that would keep player's excited for weeks?

Improve Your Game Idea

Make your game ideas stronger

Learn to distinguish game idea types and how to improve any idea into a complete, well working and fun game idea.

Quick Concepting Game Design Canvas

Quick designing and concepting

Use the Game Design Canvas to quickly design your game. The Canvas tool is fast, you can create a complete game in 20 mins and have it shown and understood in 1 minute.

Game storyline

Write a Great Story for a Game

How will it be integrated to a game and where is the story told? Learn all about it!

Game Design Problems and Solutions

Focus lost? Team overloaded?

Core-Ext-Wish is a super powerful and many many many times used tool to streamline production. It has provided amazing results and is highly recommended for any team during game development.


Exercise Exercises
Difficulty varies between Easy 1h and Hard 1d.

Just about every page has atleast one exercise if not many more. The exercises are very much liked and considered to be really really helpful. They can also be very demanding ;) Each exercise comes with a Solution, an Example or a 'Do Nots', or all of these.

xxxTETRISxxx SAMPLE xxxHEADERxxx Tetris Game Design Examples

On these pages we'll use Tetris as a reference game. Within each page and exercise when possible Tetris will be used as a sample to help you clearly understand and help you follow the matter at hand. Look for this icon to see how this topic would apply for Tetris.
For Tetris, its unique thing is the mechanics. When introduced, it was something totally new. Many games have created copies or similar games with same block elements, but with different gameplay mechanics.


Instructor rating 4.6/5 (681 Reviews)

Edugametion Instructor

100 Published games
30+ Industry Awards
Creator of Finland's biggest game education's
20 years game industry experience
12 years game design experience
10 years internationl game design teaching
​ 1000+ game ideas, game concepts, start-ups reviewed
4.6 / 5 rated lecturer
Juror for international game competitions
​Board member of Finnish game industry hub Neogames
Entrepreneur & startup mentor
Juha has worked in many roles in the industry: from Game Developer to Lead Game Designer and now General Manager.

Edugametion Awards

Multiple awards include game of the year awards, editor's choises, gold awards and winning competitions.



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