Thursday, July 13, 2017

Free Online Course on Game play Programming for Video Game Designers



Rochester Institute of Technology is offering free online course on Game play Programming for Video Game Designers. All video game designers should have a solid understanding of what programmers can and cannot do, how assets interact with code, what algorithmic thinking is and how to take advantage of the capabilities of different engines and tools.
In this five-week course, applicants will learn how to create the best game play by understanding algorithmic thinking in simple progra
mming problems and applying it to game design. This course will start on September 11, 2017.

Course At A Glance 

Length: 5 weeks
Effort: 3 hours pw
Subject: Computer Science
Institution: Rochester Institute of Technology and edx
Languages: English
Price: Free
Certificate Available: Yes, Add a Verified Certificate for $49
Session: Course Starts on September 11, 2017

Providers’ Details

Rochester Institute of Technology is home to leading creators, entrepreneurs, innovators and researchers. Founded in 1829, RIT enrolls more than 18,600 students in more than 200 career-oriented and professional programs, making it among the largest private universities in the U.S.

About This Course

Some video game designers are programmers in their own right, and may have even come from that background to a designer’s role.

Why Take This Course?

All video game designers should have a solid understanding of what programmers can and cannot do how assets interact with code, what algorithmic thinking is and how to take advantage of the capabilities of different engines and tools.

Learning Outcomes

  • The different types of programming and skill sets required for video game designers
  • The common processes of programming
  • How different control structures work
  • How assets make their way onto a video game and how they interact with the code

Instructors

Al Biles
Al Biles is a Professor in the School of Interactive Games and Media at Rochester Institute of Technology where he teaches interactive design, algorithmic problem solving and digital audio production. His research interests include GenJam, his genetic algorithm that learns to improvise jazz, and the software sideman in his virtual quintet.

Requirements

None

How To Join This Course

  • Go to the course website link
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  • Choose “Register Now” to get started.
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