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Understanding the Computer Game Development Business Course


Understanding the Computer Game Development Business
Understanding the Computer Game Development Business

Learn about the business processes behind computer game development


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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.

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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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Course Rating (By Learners): 4 stars based on 59 votes
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:
Validation: Level 5
ALISON Testing: Yes
Certification Availability
PDF Download: Yes
Parchment: Yes
Framed Certification: Yes

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  • Wilson Taylor
    Wilson Taylor United States of America Good training 2016-04-11 17:04:18
  • Nathaniel Shaw
    Nathaniel Shaw United Kingdom 9 times out of 10 I failed because of my spelling Thanks alison 2016-04-11 15:04:21
  • Alusine Kamara
    Alusine Kamara Sierra Leone I'm very glad to be able to Understanding the Computer Game Development Business Course 2016-04-11 11:04:23
  • Eoghan Casey
    Eoghan Casey Ireland Good course with good general theories, could be seen as out-dated now though 2015-09-18 13:09:48
  • J. Grenier
    J. Grenier United States of America Good information here. You have too watch carefully because the questions are often unexpected. Thanks for the free course! 2015-07-22 20:07:30
  • Ryan Devlin
    Ryan Devlin United Kingdom I think that this course is a great. I will recommend it to all of my friends in my Information Technology Class. 2015-03-04 21:03:43
  • callum jones
    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
    Mahmoud Aldahdouh Palestine very good 2014-09-02 13:09:28
  • Kevin Hsu
    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
    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
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