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Courses High School Online Computer Education

Foundations of Game Design 1a: Introduction (HCO4171B)

Does your love of video games motivate you to pursue a career in this field? Pursue your passion by learning about the principles of game design through the stages of development, iterative process, critiques, and game development tools. Put these new skills to work by designing your own game!

Computer Requirements - A Note for Chromebook Users

Students will require a Windows (Windows 8 or Windows 10 - 64 bit versions only) or Mac (versions 10.9 or newer) computer to complete the course. Chromebook users will not be able to run all the software utilized in this course. Chromebooks can still be used for accessing the online course curriculum and communicating with the instructor.

This course uses the Unity game design engine which is supplemented with the C# programming language. Computer requirements for the Unity game engine can be found here. Students must have a semester of previous experience in a programming language to be successful. NDCDE recommends starting with Foundations of Programming (HCO1251B), if a pre-requisite is needed.

Required Course Materials - Not Provided by NDCDE

Photograph-capable device, camera or scanner to record drawings.

Course Syllabus

This computer generated PDF syllabus provides an exact outline of all topics and assignments presented to the student.

North Dakota State Course Codes (MIS03)

Click here to look up the MIS03 code for this course. This is a single semester (0.5 credit) course.

Course Duration and Extension

This course is designed to be completed in a 20 week semester. Students may extend the time for completion to 40 weeks by purchasing one of the following course extensions ...

Computer Requirements for Online Courses

This is an online course. Click here to view minimum computer requirements. Phones, tablets, and other computing devices, while they may work for some NDCDE services, are not supported for submitting assignments, posting discussions, or taking assessments.

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