When I decided to start a blog in 2013, I never would have thought it would inspire me to go down a different path altogether. Writing, designing, and managing a website sounded like fun, but I had no idea where to begin. Then one fateful day, (read: after searching the Google) I stumbled upon a few helpful gems of educational online goodness. What follows in this post is my non-exhaustive list of online tech communities and resources that I’ve followed over the past few years.
What follows is a summary of my experience working through the Game Design and Development specialization. I’ve been moving at a slow and steady pace since my last update regarding this specialization. However, slow progress is still progress.
About a month ago, I started the Game Design and Development Specialization on Coursera, an online course taught by Michigan State University media and information faculty. The specialization focuses on the process of planning, narrative writing and building video games using the Unity 3D game engine.
As I progress through the game design course on Coursera, one fellow student asked us to name our 3 favorite games. The responses were very interesting and brought back memories. I grew up playing video games so I had some trouble limiting my list to only 3 favorites. Here are a few video games that sparked my interest to learn game design (and programming in general).
A wonderful post on Femhype has reminiscence about my own video game evolution. Video games have been a part of my life since I was 9 years old. It’s fun, collaborative and at sometimes even therapeutic. It introduces you to a new world.
Since I’m not one to miss an opportunity to reminiscence about the 80’s, take a scroll down memory lane with me.