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Fundamentals of game development

Individual course

Are you interested on understanding how the games industry works, and how game development differs from software development?

This course offers an insight into game development, game design principles and the most common games-related technologies, including aspects such as gamification, serious games and gameful design.

In this course we dive into games industry-specific areas such as game design, game engines, usability, user experience and games from the viewpoint of business. Additionally, concepts which affect the software design, such as gamification or playful design, or games with additional purposes, serious games, are examined and explained. Please observe that this course expects the student to be a proficient programmer with at least one object-oriented programming language, and that the course requires the students to be able to familiarize themselves with new tools and technologies independently.

This is a 6 credit course which means it requires about 156 hours of work to complete. The course can be completed entirely in the LUT Moodle online environment.

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Further information about the studies

LUT University
Uolevi Nikula , ICT coordinator
uolevi.nikula(at)lut.fi

Responsible teacher

LUT University
Jussi Kasurinen , Associate professor
jussi.kasurinen(at)lut.fi

Contact person for applications

FITech
Pilvi Lempiäinen , Head of study services
pilvi.lempiainen(at)fitech.io
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Category:
ICT Studies
Topic:
Game development
Course code:
CT60A5400
Credits:
6 ECTS
Price:
0 €
Level:
Teaching period:
31.8.–13.12.2020
Application deadline:
24.8.2020
Host university:
LUT University
Study is open for:
Adult learner,
Degree student
Teaching methods:
Online
Language:
English
General prerequisites:
Bachelor's thesis or degree completed. Solid programming skills on some modern programming language (C++, Java, Python etc.), at least 2 courses (12+ study credits) on software engineering, software testing or similar topics.
Study suitable for:
People interested in game development
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