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This course is an exciting opportunity for anyone who wants create their own tabletop games or video games. Imagine bringing your game ideas to life, designing your own mechanics, characters, and storylines. This course will cover the fundamentals of game design, from game mechanics and player controls to game logic and prototyping. You’ll learn how to use paper and digital tools to bring your designs to life and gain practical skills in creating interactive and immersive gameplay experiences.

Throughout the course, you will work on hands-on projects and exercises, which will give you the opportunity to apply the concepts learned and create your own games. By the end of the course, you will have a solid understanding of the game design process, an appreciation of different design choices that go into different types of games, and the ability to create engaging games. This course is an excellent starting point for students interested in pursuing a career in game development or for anyone who wants to develop their own games as a hobby.

Students will learn:

  • To understand the fundamentals of game design and game mechanics.
  • How to design and prototype games using paper and digital tools.
  • To gain practical skills in creating interactive and immersive gameplay experiences.
  • To appreciate the different design choices that go into different types of games.
  • The ability to create engaging games.
  • To understand the impact of game development on society and the opportunities it creates.

Outcomes of the workshop:

  • Develop your own tabletop game, including instructions, game elements, and the boxing.
  • Learn about different types of game design patters and mechanics for video games.
  • Gain insight into the game design industry and the different career possibilities.
  • Mod a version of a video game to give it a new design.


  • 3 July to 7 July

Summer courses for 2023 have concluded. Please submit a request for more information if you are interested in future workshops and other academic programs.

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Location: DigiPen Europe-Bilbao Campus

Duration: 25 Hours


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