Step into the captivating world of game design and unlock your potential to create thrilling gaming experiences. This module is designed to equip students with the fundamental concepts of game design, regardless of the medium they choose to explore. Dive deep into the role of a game designer and unravel the essence of what makes a game truly engaging.
About the module
Throughout this dynamic module, you will delve into the basic elements that constitute a game and distinguish between functional and dramaturgical components. Learn about the intriguing system of dynamics in games, where interactivity is interwoven with diverse mechanics and rules, shaping the essence of gameplay. With a focus on hands-on learning, you will undergo the stages of conceptualization, prototyping, documentation, testing, and balancing the game. Discover the secrets of crafting a game that captivates players and ensures a fun and accessible experience. The module provides a comprehensive understanding of the structure, rules, and mechanics of each game, essential for aspiring computer game developers. Gain profound insights into the theoretical aspects of game design, enabling you to implement concepts with precision and collaborate seamlessly with game designers. Unleash your creativity and explore the limitless possibilities of game design. By acquiring this fundamental knowledge, you will be well-prepared to shape your own unique game concepts and establish a common language with game designers, effortlessly navigating the game design domain.
Embark on this exciting journey and become a master of game design. Get ready to make your mark in the thrilling realm of gaming!
Igor Margan graduated in History and Sociology from the University of Zadar. He decided to focus on game development and apply his formal education to storytelling and design. He initiated his career by pursuing education at the Machine Game Dev Academy, where he gained additional specific knowledge required for game development. Throughout most of his career, he has worked as a freelancer. For the past four years, he has collaborated with Algebra University College as an external associate and assistant in the graduate study of Computer Game Development, the first of its kind in Croatia. He co-created, and teaches courses Computer Game Planning, Narrative Design, and Scenario Creation. The courses are also conducted in English due to a significant number of foreign students.
From the academic year 2022/2023, Igor serves as both a mentor and professor for four student teams in the “Innovative Project” course. Furthermore, over the last two and a half years, he has been guiding student teams as a mentor in design, narrative, and production of games during their studies. One of these teams secured third place in 2019 at Game Jam in Rijeka and in 2021 in Creative Cup Croatia with the game “ReMind.”
Igor is the Head of Professional Bachelor Study Programme in Game Development.
Croatian language & culture
INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS WHO APPLY FOR THIS MODULE CAN TAKE OUR ADDITIONAL MODULE FOR FREE AND EARN EXTRA 4 ECTS POINTS
The Croatian Language and Culture module will help you learn the very basics of Croatian and offer an excellent insight into Croatian culture. You will learn to read and write some of the most important Croatian words, as well as learn key conversational phrases. You will also learn tidbits about famous Croatians and Croatian history, geography, cuisine and more.
Don’t let Croatian catch you by surprise. Expect the unexpected!