Game Design Fundamentals
Instructor: Seth Sivak
Games are played on every device across the world. Game mechanics are being intregated into our favorite services and making their way into our everyday lives. In this class, Seth will discuss topics surrounding indirect control, interest curves, and flow with examples from around the industry. Come to this class to build a foundation in game design and understand new ways to think about and analyze user experiences.
What You'll Learn:
- Basic game design skills
- How to analyze an entertainment experience
- Tips on how to leverage common user behaviors
About the Instructor
Seth Sivak started in the industry as a gameplay programmer and has been a product manager, lead designer, and executive producer. He joined local Cambridge startup Conduit Labs, which was later bought by Zynga, straight out of graduate school at the Carnegie Mellon Entertainment Technology Center. Prior to his current role as CEO of Proletariat, Seth was the Lead Designer on Indiana Jones Adventure World at Zynga Boston. In 2011, he was named one of Game Developer Magazine's Top 50 Developers and, in 2012, was recognized in Develop Magazine's 30 under 30.