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Crash Course in
Game Development
Mohammad Shaker 
Founder, Designer and Developer, Strong Emotions
Wikilogia Talk, April 2...
Who Am I?!
2008-13 
 
Grad, Artificial Intelligence. F.I.T.E of Damascus, Syria
2010-now 
Instructor: Programming and Grap...
All Practice, No nonsense.
Let’s start with
Stats
Let’s start with
http://www.acrasio.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/03/Gamification-Acrasio-large.jpg!
BIG
NO
Read about “Stickness”, Book: Made to Stick, Chip Heath and Dan Heath !
Game
Development
Development! Design!
Games Types
Action
Role Playing Games (RPG)
Stealth and Shooter
Real-time Strategy (RTS)
Arcade
Simulation
Sports
Racing
Puzzle
Massively Multiplayer Online (MMO)
Games Types, A MIX
Physics-based, Puzzle
Open World
Turn-based Strategy
Forget all this. Always Remember:
Rules are made to be broken
Platforms
Platforms
•  Portable (PS Vita)
•  Stand-alone (PC, Xbox, PS4)
•  Mobile
•  Gadget (Apple Watch, Android Watches)
Game Ratings
EarlyChildhood!
Everyone!
Everyone,10+!
Teen,13+!
Mature,17+!
Adult,18+!
RatingPending!
Entertainment System Rating Board
...
Game Engines
What’s What?
Unity3d [Free & Paid]
Unity3d: Crossy Road
Unity3d: Republique
Unreal Engine [Free]
Unreal Engine [Free]
UE: Real Boxing [iOS and Android]
Unreal Engine
Unity
Unreal Engine
Unity
•  Free!
•  Royalty [5% on everything]!
•  Whole engine for free!
•  C++!
•  Blueprint: no need to cod...
Unreal Engine
Unity
•  Free!
•  Royalty [5% on everything]!
•  Whole engine for free!
•  C++!
•  Blueprint: no need to cod...
Unreal Engine
Unity
•  Free!
•  Royalty [5% on everything]!
•  Whole engine for free!
•  C++!
•  Blueprint: no need to cod...
Unreal Engine
Unity
•  Free!
•  Royalty [5% on everything]!
•  Whole engine for free!
•  C++!
•  Blueprint: no need to cod...
Unreal Engine
Unity
•  Free!
•  Royalty [5% on everything]!
•  Whole engine for free!
•  C++!
•  Blueprint: no need to cod...
Blueprint in Unreal Engine: No need to code.
Unreal Engine
Unity
•  Free!
•  Royalty [5% on everything]!
•  Whole engine for free!
•  C++!
•  Blueprint: no need to cod...
Unreal Engine
Unity
•  Free!
•  Royalty [5% on everything]!
•  Whole engine for free!
•  C++!
•  Blueprint: no need to cod...
Unreal Engine
Unity
•  Free!
•  Royalty [5% on everything]!
•  Whole engine for free!
•  C++!
•  Blueprint: no need to cod...
Unreal Engine
Unity
•  Free!
•  Royalty [5% on everything]!
•  Whole engine for free!
•  C++!
•  Blueprint: no need to cod...
Asset Store in Unity3d
Other
Game Engines
Source 2 [GDC 15, Free]
Source 2: Half-life, Counter Strike, Left for Dead, Titanfall
CryEngine: The fastest high-end renderer in the world
CryEngine: Crysis
CryEngine: Crysis
CryEngine: Ryse of Rome
CryEngine
Source 2
•  Counter Strike, Half-life, Titanfall!
•  Free!
•  Multi-platform Support!
•  Crysis, Ryse of Rome, S...
Unity3d
Unity3d: Bad Peggies
Unity3d: LA Cops
Unity3d: LA Cops
Unity3d: SyncSeven
Unity3d: Ori and the Blind Forest
Ori and the Blind Forest: 4 years into making
Gamification
Duolingo
Duolingo - Motivation
Duolingo - Badges
Duolingo - Social
Duolingo – Social Competition
FourSquare
FourSquare
Coursera, Prof. Kevin Werbach, University of Pennsylvania
https://www.coursera.org/course/gamification
Serious Games
Weebee on a Mission, FITE of Damascus, Syria, 2014
Thx.
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Intro to games, game types, gamification and serious games.

Indie Series 01: Intro to Games

  1. 1. Crash Course in Game Development Mohammad Shaker Founder, Designer and Developer, Strong Emotions Wikilogia Talk, April 2015 Games, Types and Game Engines
  2. 2. Who Am I?! 2008-13 Grad, Artificial Intelligence. F.I.T.E of Damascus, Syria 2010-now Instructor: Programming and Graphics Languages 2013-now Researcher: Procedural Content Generation, ITU Copenhagen 2014-15 MSc. in Human-Computer Interaction and Ubiquitous Systems, UJF, France 2014-now Founder, Designer and Developer, Strong Emotions
  3. 3. All Practice, No nonsense.
  4. 4. Let’s start with
  5. 5. Stats Let’s start with
  6. 6. http://www.acrasio.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/03/Gamification-Acrasio-large.jpg!
  7. 7. BIG NO Read about “Stickness”, Book: Made to Stick, Chip Heath and Dan Heath !
  8. 8. Game Development Development! Design!
  9. 9. Games Types
  10. 10. Action
  11. 11. Role Playing Games (RPG)
  12. 12. Stealth and Shooter
  13. 13. Real-time Strategy (RTS)
  14. 14. Arcade
  15. 15. Simulation
  16. 16. Sports
  17. 17. Racing
  18. 18. Puzzle
  19. 19. Massively Multiplayer Online (MMO)
  20. 20. Games Types, A MIX
  21. 21. Physics-based, Puzzle
  22. 22. Open World
  23. 23. Turn-based Strategy
  24. 24. Forget all this. Always Remember: Rules are made to be broken
  25. 25. Platforms
  26. 26. Platforms •  Portable (PS Vita) •  Stand-alone (PC, Xbox, PS4) •  Mobile •  Gadget (Apple Watch, Android Watches)
  27. 27. Game Ratings
  28. 28. EarlyChildhood! Everyone! Everyone,10+! Teen,13+! Mature,17+! Adult,18+! RatingPending! Entertainment System Rating Board (ESRB) Rating Symbols Content Descriptors Blood, Animated Blood, Blood and Gore, etc.!
  29. 29. Game Engines What’s What?
  30. 30. Unity3d [Free & Paid]
  31. 31. Unity3d: Crossy Road
  32. 32. Unity3d: Republique
  33. 33. Unreal Engine [Free]
  34. 34. Unreal Engine [Free]
  35. 35. UE: Real Boxing [iOS and Android]
  36. 36. Unreal Engine Unity
  37. 37. Unreal Engine Unity •  Free! •  Royalty [5% on everything]! •  Whole engine for free! •  C++! •  Blueprint: no need to code! •  Whole engine + profiler! •  Graphics is awesome! •  Easy to use [just after a bit]! •  Free! •  Paid [1,500$ or 75$/month] ! •  Free vs Paid: Sub vs Whole! •  C#, JS, Boo! •  -! •  No profiler in Free version! •  Graphic is good/very good! •  Easy to use! •  More than 50% of mobile (that rely on 3rd party engine)!
  38. 38. Unreal Engine Unity •  Free! •  Royalty [5% on everything]! •  Whole engine for free! •  C++! •  Blueprint: no need to code! •  Whole engine + profiler! •  Graphics is awesome! •  Easy to use [just after a bit]! •  Free! •  Paid [1,500$ or 75$/month] ! •  Free vs Paid: Sub vs Whole! •  C#, JS, Boo! •  -! •  No profiler in Free version! •  Graphic is good/very good! •  Easy to use! •  More than 50% of mobile (that rely on 3rd party engine)!
  39. 39. Unreal Engine Unity •  Free! •  Royalty [5% on everything]! •  Whole engine for free! •  C++! •  Blueprint: no need to code! •  Whole engine + profiler! •  Graphics is awesome! •  Easy to use [just after a bit]! •  Free! •  Paid [1,500$ or 75$/month] ! •  Free vs Paid: Sub vs Whole! •  C#, JS, Boo! •  -! •  No profiler in Free version! •  Graphic is good/very good! •  Easy to use! •  More than 50% of mobile (that rely on 3rd party engine)!
  40. 40. Unreal Engine Unity •  Free! •  Royalty [5% on everything]! •  Whole engine for free! •  C++! •  Blueprint: no need to code! •  Whole engine + profiler! •  Graphics is awesome! •  Easy to use [just after a bit]! •  Free! •  Paid [1,500$ or 75$/month] ! •  Free vs Paid: Sub vs Whole! •  C#, JS, Boo! •  -! •  No profiler in Free version! •  Graphic is good/very good! •  Easy to use! •  More than 50% of mobile (that rely on 3rd party engine)!
  41. 41. Unreal Engine Unity •  Free! •  Royalty [5% on everything]! •  Whole engine for free! •  C++! •  Blueprint: no need to code! •  Whole engine + profiler! •  Graphics is awesome! •  Easy to use [just after a bit]! •  Free! •  Paid [1,500$ or 75$/month] ! •  Free vs Paid: Sub vs Whole! •  C#, JS, Boo! •  -! •  No profiler in Free version! •  Graphic is good/very good! •  Easy to use! •  More than 50% of mobile (that rely on 3rd party engine)!
  42. 42. Blueprint in Unreal Engine: No need to code.
  43. 43. Unreal Engine Unity •  Free! •  Royalty [5% on everything]! •  Whole engine for free! •  C++! •  Blueprint: no need to code! •  Whole engine + profiler! •  Graphics is awesome! •  Easy to use [just after a bit]! •  Free! •  Paid [1,500$ or 75$/month] ! •  Free vs Paid: Sub vs Whole! •  C#, JS, Boo! •  -! •  No profiler in Free version! •  Graphic is good/very good! •  Easy to use! •  More than 50% of mobile (that rely on 3rd party engine)!
  44. 44. Unreal Engine Unity •  Free! •  Royalty [5% on everything]! •  Whole engine for free! •  C++! •  Blueprint: no need to code! •  Whole engine + profiler! •  Graphics is awesome! •  Easy to use [just after a bit]! •  Free! •  Paid [1,500$ or 75$/month] ! •  Free vs Paid: Sub vs Whole! •  C#, JS, Boo! •  -! •  No profiler in Free version! •  Graphic is very good! •  Easy to use! •  More than 50% of mobile (that rely on 3rd party engine)!
  45. 45. Unreal Engine Unity •  Free! •  Royalty [5% on everything]! •  Whole engine for free! •  C++! •  Blueprint: no need to code! •  Whole engine + profiler! •  Graphics is awesome! •  Easy to use [just after a bit]! •  Free! •  Paid [1,500$ or 75$/month] ! •  Free vs Paid: Sub vs Whole! •  C#, JS, Boo! •  -! •  No profiler in Free version! •  Graphic is very good! •  Easy to use! •  More than 50% of mobile (that rely on 3rd party engine)!
  46. 46. Unreal Engine Unity •  Free! •  Royalty [5% on everything]! •  Whole engine for free! •  C++! •  Blueprint: no need to code! •  Whole engine + profiler! •  Graphics is awesome! •  Easy to use [just after a bit]! •  Free! •  Paid [1,500$ or 75$/month] ! •  Free vs Paid: Sub vs Whole! •  C#, JS, Boo! •  -! •  No profiler in Free version! •  Graphic is very good! •  Easy to use! •  > 50% of mobile (that rely on 3rd party engine)!
  47. 47. Asset Store in Unity3d
  48. 48. Other Game Engines
  49. 49. Source 2 [GDC 15, Free]
  50. 50. Source 2: Half-life, Counter Strike, Left for Dead, Titanfall
  51. 51. CryEngine: The fastest high-end renderer in the world
  52. 52. CryEngine: Crysis
  53. 53. CryEngine: Crysis
  54. 54. CryEngine: Ryse of Rome
  55. 55. CryEngine Source 2 •  Counter Strike, Half-life, Titanfall! •  Free! •  Multi-platform Support! •  Crysis, Ryse of Rome, Sniper 2! •  9.90 USD/EUR! •  Multi-platform Support: PC, xBox, PS3 ! •  The fastest high-end renderer in the world!
  56. 56. Unity3d
  57. 57. Unity3d: Bad Peggies
  58. 58. Unity3d: LA Cops
  59. 59. Unity3d: LA Cops
  60. 60. Unity3d: SyncSeven
  61. 61. Unity3d: Ori and the Blind Forest
  62. 62. Ori and the Blind Forest: 4 years into making
  63. 63. Gamification
  64. 64. Duolingo
  65. 65. Duolingo - Motivation
  66. 66. Duolingo - Badges
  67. 67. Duolingo - Social
  68. 68. Duolingo – Social Competition
  69. 69. FourSquare
  70. 70. FourSquare
  71. 71. Coursera, Prof. Kevin Werbach, University of Pennsylvania https://www.coursera.org/course/gamification
  72. 72. Serious Games
  73. 73. Weebee on a Mission, FITE of Damascus, Syria, 2014
  74. 74. Thx.

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