Helsinki Metropolitan Area, Finland

Game Design

when 5 August 2024 - 16 August 2024
language English
duration 2 weeks
credits 2 EC
fee EUR 590

The future of games is brighter than ever. More accessible and powerful design software has provided creators from a wider range of backgrounds with the tools to express themselves for an expanding audience of game players around the world. As the games industry continues to grow ever more inclusive, the value of such new voices has never been higher.

This multidisciplinary course can be considered a crash course in the many ways game design can be utilised as a creative and rewarding medium. Artistic and technical aspects of game design will be presented to students as they develop their own games. The practical and theoretical foundations of game design are explained across a series of lectures, supported with insights from industry and research. A parallel set of prototyping workshops covers a wide range of game design tools.

The course is open to any student interested in the topic, and no previous experience in game design or programming is required. The course is focused on low-code/no-code tools and independent work. By taking this course, you will learn about the art of game design and how to harness its power to transform your own ideas into unique, playful game prototypes.

Course leader

This multidisciplinary course brings together game design’s artistic and technical aspects. Students will learn the different approaches to contemporary independent game development, emphasising the prototyping skills required to transform their ideas int

Target group

undergraduate students and recent high school graduates

Course aim

- Discover the potential of games as an expressive medium

- Learn about the art and craft of game design from the traditional to the contemporary

- Explore a range of accessible game design and development software

- Develop the ability to translate ideas into prototypes quickly

- Utilise digital assets to complement individual or group projects

- Understand the variety of roles within the games industry and the paths that lead there

Fee info

EUR 590: tuition fee


Unfortunately, Aalto University Summer School does not offer scholarships for participants.

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