Learn Game Development and Design With These Classes

Make the games you want to play.

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Odds are you visit this site because you love games. And there’s also a chance you have an idea for your own game, but you’ve just never had the skills to make your dreams into a reality. With summer behind us and the prospect of the cold winter ahead, why not spend your time indoors as productively as possible and learn to make your own games?

From powerful and flexible software like RPG Maker to no-previous-experience-required tutorials on Uniity and programming languages like C++, there are a wide variety of legitimate online hobbyist courses to help teach you how to make games at your own pace. Since we live in the internet future promised to us in the 1990s, online education is not only a few clicks away, but its a valuable and incredibly useful way to learn knew skills.

We’ve done the research for you and pulled 39 of the highest-rated game development courses from learning destinations like Udemy and Coursera.

Below is list of the best online game development, design, and programming courses:

Udemy Game Development and Design Courses

Code and create your own games in Unity using 2D sprites and 3D models.

Udemy Mobile Game Development Classes

You can take the first step toward developing your own iOS apps with this crash-course at Udemy. Do you have an app idea but no way to express it? Remedy that. Make your app a reality.

Coursera College-Level Game Development and Design Courses

Coursera has classes from schools like CalArts, UC Irvine, University of Michigan, and more. These classes give you a deep, deep dive into building and designing games. There’s even a course in game theory, which is analyzing strategies in competitive situations where one participant’s outcome is dependent on all the other participants. Real theoretical stuff that appeals to me, personally. Game design?

Learn to Program Specific Game Types

This enormous, 74-lecture course will put you on the path towards making your very own first-person shooter. Why wait in vain for Half-Life 3 when you could just build it yourself?

If you have an idea for a particular genre of game, these classes are designed to help you specialize.

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