Designing Mobile Games with a Game Design Document

Throughout these lessons we'll learn how to design a mobile game while writing a game design document (GDD). Software required: Balsalmiq, Microsoft Word 2013, Microsoft Visio 2013.
Course info
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(25)
Level
Intermediate
Updated
Oct 4, 2014
Duration
1h 31m
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Description
Course info
Rating
(25)
Level
Intermediate
Updated
Oct 4, 2014
Duration
1h 31m
Description

Throughout these lessons we'll learn how to design a mobile game while writing a game design document (GDD). Developing mobile games is difficult and there are many factors to consider. A properly written GDD is the first step in professional and hobbyist development.Throughout the training we'll talk about concepts and gameplay mechanics that are important in mobile design and certain systems that are overlooked. This training will teach you to organize your ideas and how to use a GDD to communicate your ideas to artists, programmers, marketing, and other people on your development team. Software required: Balsalmiq, Microsoft Word 2013, Microsoft Visio 2013.

About the author
About the author

Christopher Kao has worked in the game industry since 2004 working in large companies and his own independent studio.

Section Introduction Transcripts
Section Introduction Transcripts

Introduction and Project Overview
Hi everyone. My name is Christopher Kao. I'm a professional game designer having worked with EA, Cartoon Network, Ubisoft, and DEFY Media in the past. Some of my past projects include Foster's Home for Imaginary Friends on the DS, Atlantis on Facebook, the My Coach series on DS, PSP, and iOS, and Zombie Parkour Runner on iOS. In this course, we're going to learn how to properly design a mobile game by writing a game design document. Some of the key takeaways from watching this course include learning the purpose of the game design document and who should be using it, learning how to properly structure the game design document, learning proper flow charting techniques for game design, learning proper wire framing techniques for game design, and learning key differences on designing mobile games versus games for other platforms. By the end of the training, you will have learned how to properly design a mobile game by using a game design document. I'm excited to work with Digital-Tutors and share these techniques with you. So let's get started with the first lesson.