Game Design

Bring your storytelling to the next level through game art + design! In this fun studio, you will learn the fundamentals of game design and how to communicate your ideas in this interactive medium. You will apply linear and non-linear storytelling techniques to develop a story concept, and use visual design principles to develop the look and feel of your game. You will learn simple coding and programming skills to prototype game mechanics, develop creative problem solving skills, become familiar with the design process as it applies to video games, and learn how to apply basic UX design methods towards achieving a fun and positive user experience for your game.

Learning outcomes

Through successful completion of this studio, you will be able to:

  • Acquire a solid understanding of game design fundamentals
  • Apply storytelling techniques towards developing a game concept and creating authentic characters and environments
  • Apply basic notions of visual design to develop the visual identity of a game
  • Develop a basic understanding of sound design and how it can be used to enhance the narrative and user experience
  • Apply simple coding and programming skills towards building an interactive digital game
  • Become familiar with the iterative process as applied to the UX design of video games: prototyping, play testing and fine tuning.

Materials & Resources

Students participating in SIT will need to source their own supplies for their registered studio.

Full list of supplies will be available by May 1st, 2022

Estimate cost of supplies: $50-$70

Required software:

  • Adobe CC*
  • Unity*

*ECU will provide access to the required softwares.