Introduction to Game Design



Devin Becker will be leading this 2 hour long class. Devin had a very successful class previously with Construct 2.

 

Register for the class here!

 

This class will be an introduction to Game Design. If you're new (or even if you aren't) to game dev, or just have a vague understanding of it, come!! This is the place to start and cover all your basics.

This is an introductory class designed to answer these questions


1. What is game design?

2. How do I get started?

3. What is the game design process?

4. Where and how can I learn more?

5. What kind of jobs are there?

The class may be followed up with a more hands-on one in the near future as this one is more informational and Q&A to help everyone get started and find out if its right for them.

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  • Gabriel G.

    Sorry I wasn't able to stay for the whole thing. But, for the 1st half I was there, it was awesome. Next time, I'm bringing a mic so you can purposely drop it at the end of each class you finish speaking at.

    June 16, 2013

  • Kong T.

    Thanks Devin, this was an awesome class. I learned a lot of great new tips and information towards my venture of game development. I look forward for future events!

    June 15, 2013

  • Xanthi A P.

    Great informative overview on how or where to begin wirh becoming a gamer. Nice and hospitable location with open and friendly folks knowledgeable about the gaming industry.

    June 15, 2013

  • Devin B.

    Thanks everyone for attending! Hope everyone got a lot out of it and anyone who can make it will attend the classes tomorrow to get started making games. I appreciate the positive comments here so far and hope you all will take a moment to rate and review the class on skillshare as well as it greatly helps non-meetup people discover and attend in the future. I'll share the slides as soon as I've had a chance to make some tweaks.

    June 15, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Devin's is the man, what else needs to be said?

    1 · June 15, 2013

  • Nicholas M.

    The introduction answered all of my questions, everybody was friendly, and I look forward to attending many meetups in the future.

    1 · June 15, 2013

  • Chris T.

    Great information and useful tools to help get started on game design. It was very informative and gave me a lot of things to keep in mind when designing games and how to make them successful. Thanks for teaching this class.

    1 · June 15, 2013

  • Gabbi

    Great! I learned a lot. Devin had great slides too (which I look forward to seeing posted online ;)) and he was very clear, organized and informative. He also answered all questions clearly. I look forward to more of this classes.

    June 15, 2013

  • Devin B.

    Thanks for all the interest! Looking forward to the class. Just wanted to remind everyone to make sure and register using the skillshare link as well as the rsvp. Paying at the door is fine but this makes it easier for everyone and guarantees your seat!

    June 15, 2013

  • William B.

    Schedule changed :(

    June 13, 2013

  • Robert F.

    Kind of busy this weekend, was interested to see what the approach to Game Design was here.

    June 13, 2013

  • Devin B.

    Even though this will be a mix of prepared information and Q&A, id love everyone interested in attending to comment here with what they are interested in learning from this or what they hope to leave the class with so I can better tailor it to the communities' interests ahead of time. Feel free to email me if you don't want to share publicly. Thanks for the sign ups so far, its gonna be a blast!

    June 6, 2013

    • William B.

      I'm interested in how to get started on an idea, like how to get it on paper in a way that other people can understand it.

      June 7, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      I'm interested in designing for smartphones and possibly integrating social media to the same game.

      June 11, 2013

  • Carlos A.

    Darn... Just when I'm gone for the weekend. Hopefully there will be more like these in the future.

    June 11, 2013

  • amanda f.

    Can't wait!

    1 · June 11, 2013

  • Matthew D.

    Awesome!

    2 · June 5, 2013

  • Devin B.

    I needed to move this to Saturday at Ameon which is an awesome game dev school! Hope that works for everyone!

    June 5, 2013

  • Felix R.

    Ok so...can i just bring cash or do i absolutlely have to pay online?

    June 4, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      You may bring cash if you don't want to do it online :-) Trust me it will be worth it ;-) Devin SUPER smart guy when it comes to this sort.

      1 · June 4, 2013

  • Felix R.

    I am SO there X3

    1 · June 4, 2013

  • Anthony K.

    I be there as well to

    June 3, 2013

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