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Intro To Game Development
Welcome to Intro To Game Development! This learning path topic will cover the fundamental aspects of Game Development in Game Development.
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Intro To Game Design
Welcome to Intro To Game Design! This learning path topic will cover the fundamental aspects of Game Design in Game Development.
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Intro To Game Mathematics
Welcome to Intro To Game Mathematics! This learning path topic will cover the fundamental aspects of Game Mathematics in Game Development.
Intro To Game Physics
Welcome to Intro To Game Physics! This learning path topic will cover the fundamental aspects of Game Physics in Game Development.
Intro To Game Art
Welcome to Intro To Game Art! This learning path topic will cover the fundamental aspects of Game Art in Game Development.
Intro To Game Audio
Welcome to Intro To Game Audio! This learning path topic will cover the fundamental aspects of Game Audio in Game Development.
Intro To UI/UX
Welcome to Intro To UI/UX! This learning path topic will cover the fundamental aspects of UI/UX in Game Development.
Intro To Business Management
Welcome to Intro To Business Management! This learning path topic will cover the fundamental aspects of Business Management in Game Development.
Game Development Fundamentals
About Lesson

Welcome to Lesson 1 What is Game Development

 

Video Game Development is the creation, development, and process of making a video game.
 
 
Born from board games that entertain and test the mind. And from brilliant computer programmers that wanted to create fun programs. We have come far since the creation of the first video game by a Physicist. Into something new and unique, while still keeping the core principle of what video games are.
 
Through software engineering, programming, design, mathematics, physics, art, audio and many other fields. We combine these skills together through different approaches to achieve the outcome of building a game. From concepts to designs, programming to art. Game Development is one of the most complex and difficult skills to master on your own. Indie to very large teams across the world through a variety of roles come together, to create the many games you have come to enjoy today.
 
There are many branches of video game development. From Computers to Consoles, Mobile, Virtual Reality, and Augmented Reality technologies. These all bring our games to the screen. Allowing our developers to create different styles of games depending on their chosen branch.
 
By using the production and development cycles such as AGILE or Waterfall. Developers can take different approaches and processes to reach their goals. It can start from a pre-production stage. Where concepts,  pitches, designs, and prototypes get brainstormed. Before the main production of the game starts.
 
During the Production cycle. The developer or team bring to life the intended project, based on the design and goals created in pre-production. This stage covers all areas of the development of the game, with many roles taken on to achieve a successful outcome.
 
After a game has reached its gold or released status. It may further develop through additional content, testing, bug fixes, DLC, expansions, and sequels.
 
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