• Open Material for Game and Gamification Design

    This is an exerpt of the full course

    It is freely available for you. In case you need to attend the full course with activities and assignments, or if you want to earn credits or a certificate, please contact Oulun ammattikorkeakoulu (Oamk) to find out when the next full course starts.

    • Introduction

    • Game Design Principles

    • First Steps

    • Game Analysis

      The game analysis is an important game development action that is used in order to understand games better, especially providing insight into the game-player relationship. The game analysis has something in common with the game review but there is an important difference between the analysis and the review. The game analysis mainly consists of what is actually present in the game, not what you think should be.

    • Gamification Design

      Gamification is the use of game elements and game principles in non-game contexts to improve user engagement, organizational productivity, learning, crowdsourcing, employee recruitment and evaluation, ease of use, usefulness of systems, physical exercise, traffic violations, and more.

    • Game Design Documents

    • Pitching

      A sales pitch is a short presentation given to spark the interest of a potential investor, customer, business partner etc. A good pitch is built to persuade and impress and it is crafted carefully for its audience. The pitch presents the problem and the need behind the product, showing that there is a demand and a potential user group. It then shows an innovative solution to this need. It is also vital to show how the product, for example an applied game, would fit in the existing market and compete there (Unique selling point/proposition). Finally the pitch shows how the solution will be executed and what is asked from the audience of the pitch. For example an investor pitch would describe what kind of funding the company is looking for and how this funding would be used to create a product or service to give maximum return of investment (ROI) to the investor.
    • Resources