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Understanding the Computer Game Development Business


Understanding the Computer Game Development Business

Understanding the Computer Game Development Business

Learn about the business processes behind computer game development


Students: 2,674
Course Description

The computer gaming industry has grown exponentially over the last 20 years and with this growth has come business and technical innovation on a scale never before imagined. EA Games is one of the largest game development companies in the world and is responsible for some of the major games such as James Bond and the Lord of the Rings Trilogy.
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In this free online course we get an insight into the workings of EA Games as a company, how they manage their creative processes as well as their marketing strategies. The course also reviews their organisational structure, intellectual property, potential growth sectors and the future of online games. This course will be of interest to business, marketing and gaming entrepreneurs looking for inspiration to get them on the road to game development, as well as serious gamers seeking to understand the business processes needed to produce world-class computer games and companies.

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Learning Outcomes

Learning outcomes - Understanding of risks involved in creative process to do with Gaming; - Examine how a game is developed within a Gaming company; - Understand the time and effort of resources to generate a console versus a Gameboy game; - Understanding the marketing and creative imperatives of a new product;


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Module Title
Module 1: Understanding the Computer Game Development Business
Module 2: Understanding the Business Behind Computer Game Development Assessment

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Course Title Understanding the Computer Game Development Business
Course # 434
Course Publisher Stanford
Course Category 9
Content Origin
Course Description  The computer gaming industry has grown exponentially over the last 20 years and with this growth has come business and technical innovation on a scale never before imagined. EA Games is one of the largest game development companies in the world and is responsible for some of the major games such as James Bond and the Lord of the Rings Trilogy. In this free online course we get an insight into the workings of EA Games as a company, how they manage their creative processes as well as their marketing strategies. The course also reviews their organisational structure, intellectual property, potential growth sectors and the future of online games. This course will be of interest to business, marketing and gaming entrepreneurs looking for inspiration to get them on the road to game development, as well as serious gamers seeking to understand the business processes needed to produce world-class computer games and companies.
License  This course is available from Stanford OpenCourseWare through the following Creative Commons licence:
Creative Commons License
Release Date 25 May 2012
   
Content  
Course Duration (Avg Learner) 1-2 Hours
Video/Audio High
Audio Only High
Animation None
Assessments Yes
 
Education Level
Age appropriateness 18+ Years
Minimum Grade/Class Level Higher High Secondary School
 
Validation Level 5
ALISON Testing Yes
Certification Availability
PDF Download Yes
Parchment Yes
Framed Certification Yes
   
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  • callum jones United Kingdom After doing this cause i have learnt some really good information about the business side of gaming 2014-11-22 00:11:34
  • Mahmoud Aldahdouh Palestine very good 2014-09-02 13:09:28
  • Kevin Hsu Canada Overall I learned about how a game company work. It was a nice quick learning experience. 2014-05-25 00:05:43
  • Yitzhak Rabin Otoo Ghana Course Module: Module 1: Understanding the Computer Game Development Business
    Course Topic: Organizational Structure: General Manager at EA
    Comment: is the on line tutorials free 2012-10-31 11:10:17
  • Ejame Jeremiah Awam Nigeria Course Module: Module 1: Understanding the Computer Game Development Business
    Course Topic: The Entrepreneur in the Game Industry
    Comment: this is the best lectures i have ever had. 2012-08-15 00:08:46
  • Yasen Velchev Bulgaria Course Module: Module 1: Understanding the Computer Game Development Business
    Course Topic: Game Development Process
    Comment: Showing the presentation that they used would have been great. 2012-07-30 17:07:50
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