For about 9 months I’ve given a Game Design course at a high school in Utrecht. In this course, the students learned about game development and got a taste of all the different disciplines. By using a variety of teaching methods from lectures to class exercises, I tried to transfer my knowledge to the students as best as I could in a fun and playful way.
Since my expertise is in game design the main focus of my classes was on that. The students would learn about different design principles, ways level designers can guide the player and throughout the course they got to evolve their own fictional game based on that day’s subject. Below are some pictures of the students in action.