Game Design and Development: Video Game Character Design

FutureLearn Game Design and Development: Video Game Character Design

Platform
FutureLearn
Provider
Abertay University
Effort
2 hours/week
Length
2 weeks
Language
English
Credentials
Paid Certificate Available
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Overview
Discover the world of video game character design
This online course shows you how to approach character design for video games, giving you important insights into how gamers identify with the characters they control and interact with in-game worlds.

The course encompasses studies of anatomy, graphic design, narrative and gameplay, to provide you with a broad knowledge and understanding of the field of video game character design.

By the end, you’ll discover how studying human nature can help you design characters that gamers will recognise and understand.

This course is designed for anyone interested in game design and development, including those who are considering studying it at university and entering the games industry.

It will be particularly suitable for those interested in the field of character design.

No specific software is required to study this course.

What topics will you cover?
  • Narrative theory for video game characters
  • Gameplay design for video game characters
  • Visual design principles
  • Anatomical knowledge and physical cues
  • Professional insights
Taught by
Robin Sloan
Author
FutureLearn
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