Game Design


Course Description:
Are you a gamer? Do you enjoy playing video games or coding? Does the idea of creating and designing your own virtual world excite you? Would you like to discover how you can use your God-given gaming talents for God’s glory? If so, this is the course for you! When it comes to video game design, the possibilities are endless! Tap into your creative and technical skills as you learn about the many aspects involved with designing video games. With this course, you’ll learn about different video game software and hardware; various gaming platforms; the technical skills necessary to design games; troubleshooting and internet safety techniques; the history of gaming; a biblical principles for game design; and you’ll even have the opportunity to create your very own plan for a 2D video game! With the knowledge and skills you’ll gain in this course, you can take your hobby and turn it into a potential career. Game Design 1 allows you to go from simply being a player in a virtual world, to actually creating one!

Recommended Prerequisites:

Grade Level:
9th – 12th Grade recommended

Course Types Available:
First semester (0.5 credits, 6 weeks minimum / 6 months maximum)

Biblical Integration Information:
Science is the orderly study of God’s creation. God’s true nature is partially revealed through the orderly, discoverable, and purposeful scientific laws He established to govern His Creation. Recognizing our limitations and sinful tendencies to worship the creation rather than the Creator, we should use science to encourage and promote life, health, community, and godliness as we seek to take our role in having dominion over the natural world. We can seek to bring glory to God by using scientific reasoning and critical thinking to understand God’s world, man’s role in it, and how to properly relate with our Creator and fellow man. As we pursue scientific truths through the lens of the Word of God, we will be led into a deeper understanding of our Creator and appreciation of His provision and wisdom.

To see how these truths are specifically explored in this course, visit the course information page in the course and click on “Guiding Principles.”

Required Purchased Materials:
Students will be required to download and use some free web-based programs including Unity and Gimp.