Game Development

Game Development

Game Development

Developed by Epic Games

Developed by Epic Games

Developed by Epic Games

Learn Game Development in Unreal Engine, one of the industry’s leading game development software. Taught through beginner-friendly projects that boost students' cognitive, creative, and problem-solving abilities, our courses prepare them for a bright future in the digital age.

Learn Game Development in Unreal Engine, one of the industry’s leading game development software. Taught through beginner-friendly projects that boost students' cognitive, creative, and problem-solving abilities, our courses prepare them for a bright future in the digital age.

Learn Game Development in Unreal Engine, one of the industry’s leading game development software. Taught through beginner-friendly projects that boost students' cognitive, creative, and problem-solving abilities, our courses prepare them for a bright future in the digital age.

A Project-Based Game Design Course for High Schools

Unlock the secrets of game development with our "Game Design" course, featuring six comprehensive projects powered by Unreal Engine Learning Kits from Epic Games. The material provided aims to give educators everything they need to incorporate game development into their curriculum. Students are equipped with all the tools required to build projects in Unreal Engine through step-by-step projects. The activities and included project files are designed to be done in order from beginning to end, or you can select any single activity to complete individually.

Students will learn


  • Understand the basic principles of animation and interactive 3D by practicing the use of tools like Unreal Engine and Sequencer to become a creator of a 3D virtual environment

  • Identify and describe the characteristics of the real world (lighting, materials, visual angles) that are necessary to create a realistic virtual 3D environment

  • List and describe a variety of careers which rely on tools like Unreal Engine

  • Revise and develop a solution to a real-world problem (creating a product advertisement) by breaking the problem down into smaller, more manageable steps that can be solved through computational thinking

  • Analyze solutions to complex real-world problems by comparing and contrasting different solutions (real-time rendering vs. offline rendering vs. live recreation) and listing the constraints of each

  • Context of Lesson: no prior knowledge is specifically required to complete this lesson

Meet the Creators

For an engaging introduction to the world of game development, our course is designed by leading educators and industry experts, including the visionary Steven Isaacs, the Education Program Manager at Epic Games, and the innovative Cleverlike Studios.

Steven Isaacs

Steven Isaacs brings over 25 years of experience as an educator to the Game Development course, specializing in Game-Based Learning, Game Design, and Development. As the Education Program Manager at Epic Games, he's dedicated to providing educators and students with access to Industry Standard Interactive 3D tools like Fortnite Creative and Unreal Engine. His work in integrating real-time 3D technology across industries enriches the course's content.

Cleverlike Studios

Cleverlike Studios excels in making education engaging by leveraging popular video games. They have developed and published educational games within Minecraft, Fortnite, and more, that incorporate future-ready skills across various content areas. Their innovative learning materials and custom game worlds aim to simplify technology education, making it accessible and enjoyable.

Features

Teacher Instructions

Videos

Surveys

Exams

Assignments

Discussion Boards

Video reviews

Drills

Self-graded Activities

Project-based learning

Gradebook

Grade level

8-12

Length

0.5 credits (90 h)

Format

Teacher Led

Prerequisites

None

Course breakdown

Project 1: Create Your First 3D Game
This project introduces interactive game development using Unreal Engine by Epic Games. It involves detailed lessons on game physics, animation, player interactivity, and UI design using Unreal Engine. It adopts a hands-on approach, guiding students in creating their own game from scratch, from designing game mechanics to packaging the game for sharing.

Project 2: Rube Goldberg Machine
A beginner-friendly project teaches students to use the Unreal Engine interface to build a virtual Rube Goldberg machine. Students gain hands-on experience manipulating various game assets while learning practical physics concepts related to simple machines.

Project 3: Careers in Robotics
Explore the mechanics of virtual robotics and dive into coding and operating simulated robots within Unreal Engine. This course provides a virtual alternative to physical robots, presenting students with challenges like sumo battles and autonomous navigation tasks. Learners will apply engineering and physics principles in a cost-effective, maintenance-free environment, gaining skills transferable to various robotics systems.

Project 4: Careers in Advertising
Discover the world of advertising through this project, which offers a glimpse into the advertising industry's use of interactive 3D tools, blending computer science, design, and physics to solve career-focused problems. Students gain practical experience and industry insights, learning from professionals about the vast opportunities beyond gaming, where their skills can make a real-world impact.

Project 5: Careers in Animation
Enter the animated realms of storytelling to bring characters and stories to life using Unreal Engine's dynamic capabilities. Aspiring animators will create animated scenes using advanced techniques and real-time rendering engines. With insights from professional animators, students will see the evolution from rigid movements to fluid, lifelike animations and from artificial lighting to realistic ambient effects.

Project 6: Careers in Fashion
Step onto the cutting-edge catwalk and translate design visions into digital reality using Unreal Engine. In this project, learners craft their own 3D fashion environment, discovering how game engines are pioneering tools in digital apparel design and marketing. Students will gain insight into the fashion industry's digital transformation, including sustainability in design and production, through hands-on projects and professional interviews.

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The course library on Gameplan provides hundreds of complete lessons with all the resources you need to use them in your classroom. Teachers need minimal time to prepare as all lessons include the following.

Teacher instructions

Every lesson is carefully planned by an experienced educator who will explain the lesson structure and list tips and tricks.

Standards alignment

Each lesson is mapped to a number of different standards depending on the topics covered. Some examples are ISTE, NGSS, CTE, and SEL.

High-quality videos

Videos with animations and examples are used to introduce and explain new concepts. No need to spend time searching through YouTube.

Interactive activities

To make lessons more engaging, they include a number of interactive activities where the students practice and cement their learning.

Discussion boards

Let students interact with each other and discuss ideas through discussion boards that can be used for learning or assessment.

Knowledge assessments

At the end of every lesson, there is typically some kind of assessment. It can be in the form of exams, assignments, journals,

Benefits of Implementing
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Fosters Teamwork and Communication

Promotes Critical Thinking and Problem Solving 

Enhances Digital Literacy

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