Capital Game concepts

Amsterdam University of Applied Sciences

With billions of players worldwide, video and board games have conquered the planet. At the heart of their success is the art of game design: the discipline of creating engaging systems and immersive challenges appealing to the imagination.

Have you always wondered how your favorite games were designed or do you want to step into the shoes of a game designer? This is the course for you!

This course will guide you through the process of creating game concepts, from the initial idea to a tested design.

You will discover the key elements that you can use to create interesting challenges for your future players: objectives, resources, rules, etc. and have the opportunity to get familiar with these techniques during interactive lectures and workshops.


You will

- go through an ideation phase, progressing toward a testable prototype.

- learn how to iterate quickly and organize playtest sessions.

- give and receive feedback from other players/designers.

- get to experience the tension and excitement of watching others play your game.

After two weeks you will be able to present and demo your favorite concept.


Location Amsterdam, Netherlands
5 Jul 2021 - 15 Jul 2021
level Bachelor / Undergraduate
Credits 3.0 ECTS
Program fee 925 EUR
Accommodation fee 425 EUR
Extra information about the fee:
There is a discount of €50 for early bird (apply before 1 April) and for students coming from a partner university or students of the Amsterdam University of Applied Sciences. Housing costs are €425 for a double room and €475 for a single room. Apply before 1 May 2021 to be guaranteed of housing.
Application deadline 1 May 2021
Entry requirements:
This course is open to anyone willing to learn about game concepting. Mastery of the English language is required
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