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Game Development

Dates: TUE 8.– THU 24.8.2017
Organizer: University of Turku, Turku University of Applied Sciences and Turku Game Lab
Price: 800 €,
the course is free of charge for degree students of the TUAS, University of Turku and Åbo Akademi.
Credits: 5 ECTS
Class size: minimum 10–maximum 20
Dreaming of a career in game industry?

Want to learn to develop games of your own? Interested in learning more about programming, game graphics or audio design? Join our Game Development Summer School!

Our summer school program is organized in cooperation between University of Turku, Turku University of Applied Sciences and Turku Game Lab. The course features top-professionals both from game industry and academia, providing the opportunities for networking in both areas of work.

The course is designed to give unique opportunity to have hands-on-experience in game design, programming, game graphics and audio design. The multidisciplinary and international setting provides efficient learning methods and above all FUN, with aim to show how it looks to work and be part of gaming industry in Finland.

The participants work in teams with aim that at the end of the course, each team will have developed a game of their own.  You will also learn how to manage game development projects – a skill which is an essential asset in the job market.

Outcomes: The student will be able to:

  • learn the basic principles of game development procedures
  • develop a useful set of skills in game programming
  • get introduced to the principles of game design
  • explore the possibilities of interactive storytelling
  • create own unique game
Methods: Expert lectures, workshops, group work, working prototype of a game.
Contents: The course content includes among other things:

  • the basics of game programming
  • teamwork and team-forming, roles and responsibilities in gaming company
  • 2D+3D game graphics and animation
  • gamification
  • game jam – making a game
Target audience: Undergraduate students with at least two years completed of Bachelor’s studies in any field.
Student work load: 4 days of 5 hours contact learning in classroom per week + 1 day of fieldwork per week.
Learning materials: Articles, presentations, audiovisual material, webpages.