Video Game Design History

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Video games as a medium go back more than 50 years to mainframe computers. Even the central design of video games can be traced back to the first games themselves.

To be a good game designer, it’s essential to have an understanding of the video game design industry’s fascinating history.

We’ve partnered with The Strong National Museum of Play to give you a unique look into the history of all things video game. The International Center for the History of Electronic Games at The Strong is the largest and most comprehensive public assemblage of video games and related materials in the world. The staff are celebrated experts in the field and the ICHEG is visited by scholars of video games from around the world. You’ll gain amazing insight into the history of video games with a guided exploration of key artifacts from the collection of more than 100,000 electronic games and materials.

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David Cross

10/10 starsCompleted
1 year, 4 months ago
An incredibly detailed and informative course on the entire history of games, this is by far the best course RIT has to offer on edx. The others in the X-Series...not so much. If you're interested in learning how video games came to be and the changes in technology over the years, this is a superb course to learn from.
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Paolo Torregroza

7/10 starsCompleted
1 year, 4 months ago
It's really good, but the lectures are sometimes very long and boring, if the course had a summary or information exposed in a simpler and more complete, this course would be perfect
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Ignacio Benavides

9/10 starsCompleted
2 years, 3 months ago
Simple enough to combine this learning with other activities. If you're not so envolved with the history of the videogames, this is your place. Personally, I've learned a lot of tabletops and its relationship with the games we all play today.
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Duane Dickson

10/10 starsCompleted
2 years, 5 months ago
An worthwhile, interesting course. Material is thoughtfully laid out, comprehensive without being overly exhaustive, and taught by genuinely enthusiastic instructors. Would recommend if you're interested in the history of video games, the evolution of human play, and some of the curiosities of the video game industry
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Vince Potato

10/10 starsCompleted
2 years, 5 months ago
Great little course with a very well laid out amount of video game history! You will definitely learn a few things you will not expect about our favorite past time. Good luck!
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