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Intro to Game Design

General Assembly LA

Tuesday, January 14, 2014 from 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM (PST)

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Intro to Game Design: Concepting in Mobile Game Development
Tuesday, January 14th from 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Benjamin Berman, Software Engineer, Scopely

Learn tricks to design a multi-million dollar game at this class taught by Ben Berman, a lead game developer of two titles at the LA startup Scopely.

This class will focus on conceptual work and requires no programming experience. By the end, you'll have a "paper prototype" that helps you figure out if you have something fun—the most important part of game design.

These techniques are the basis of making the top-grossing, $1 million-a-day revenue apps in the Apple App Store.

 

Student Takeaways:

  • Learn how to build a paper prototype, or a physical, playable version of your game—no programming required
  • Learn how to design your game to a specific audience
  • Learn how to build around fun and making money
  • Learn how to communicate with artists, testers, and investors

 

Prerequisites:

  • Students do NOT need to know how to program.
  • Students should try playing as many mobile games as possible, like Angry Birds, Cut the Rope, Candy Crush, Fruit Ninja, Temple Run and Jetpack Joyride.
  • Students should try playing Clash of Clans and Mini Golf MatchUp, available for iOS and Android phones.
  • Please bring your phones and laptops.

 

About the Instructor:

Benjamin Berman is a game developer who led the delivery of three chart-topping titles at Scopely. He was an artist, animator and writer for the Academy Award-winning director Errol Morris. Scopely is an LA startup building free-to-play mobile games for iPhone and Android devices.

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General Assembly LA
1520 2nd St
Santa Monica, CA 90401

Tuesday, January 14, 2014 from 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM (PST)


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General Assembly LA

General Assembly @GA_LA is a New York born global community empowering people to pursue work they love through skills based education in technology, business and design with campuses located in New York City, London, Washington DC, San Francisco, Sydney, Melbourne, Boston, Seattle, Atlanta, Chicago, Santa Monica & Los Angeles!

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