Creating Video Games

Digital creatures locked in the ceaseless war of all against all.

Screenshot of Aquatic Evolver, a video game created by a group of MIT Students. (Courtesy of MIT Students. Used with permission.)


MIT Course Number

CMS.611J / 6.073J

As Taught In

Fall 2013



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Course Features

Course Description

Students will learn creative design and production methods, working together in small teams to design, develop, and thoroughly test their own original digital games. Design iteration across all aspects of video game development (game design, audio design, visual aesthetics, fiction, and programming) will be stressed. Students will also be required to focus test their games, and will need to support and challenge their game design decisions with appropriate focus testing and data analysis.

Philip Tan, Richard Eberhardt, and Sara Verrilli. CMS.611J Creating Video Games, Fall 2013. (Massachusetts Institute of Technology: MIT OpenCourseWare), (Accessed). License: Creative Commons BY-NC-SA

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