Why Teach Game Design in Unity

The Game Design in Unity course teaches the fundamentals of designing a game using Unity, the most widely accessed game editing engine in the world. The intent of this course is to prepare high school students with the industry-related skills needed for the workplace and higher learning environments.

By the end of this course, students will understand the design planning process, be knowledgeable of industry related careers, and be able to navigate the Unity environment in order to create 2D and 3D games!

Who Should Take This Course?

This course is intended for any high school student with an interest in developing a game. No game design or programming experience is necessary. The Game Design in Unity course covers real-world concepts ranging from basic design theory to project management.

Course Modules:

Intro to Game Design

Students learn about the game design industry, different roles involved in the creation of video games, and what it means to be a game developer.

Unity Fundamentals

Students learn the fundamentals of game design by sharpening their familiarity with the Unity game engine environment.

Building a Game

Students expand their knowledge-base in game design by trying their hand at building more complex games using the skills they’ve acquired in the previous modules.

Project: CRC Cards

Students sharpen their understanding of the design process by creating Class Responsibility Collaboration cards for a theoretical game.

Project: Storyboarding

Students apply their understanding of the game design process by creating a storyboard for a game they hope to market and build.

Extra Challenges

After being provided general prompts, students are given more creative autonomy to create their own 2D and 3D games from scratch!

Links and Resources

  • Hardware Requirements: student devices must be able to download and install Unity platform, available here: https://unity3d.com/get-unity/download
  • A preview of the Game Design in Unity course will be available in the spring of 2021 for beta testing. The full course will be available for teachers to create their own sections by Summer 2021.

Demo Program: ROYGBIV

Visit the CodeHS Course Catalog to explore all the courses available. For help choosing on the right computer science course for your students, email us at hello@codehs.com.

Did this answer your question?