Video games design
Do you dream about making your own games? Are you curious as to how games are put together? Then Game Design is the line for you! Here you will be able to put your creativity and ideas into practice.
This is a subject for you who want to make your own games, learn about today’s game industry and the possibilities that exist out there.
You are curious as to how games are created and what makes them such good entertainment. Your creative and analytical faculties will be developed, you will get to know people who work with game development and you will leave the school with your own game portfolio.
At Sunnhordland Folkehøgskule we take gaming seriously and aim to give you an insight into all aspects of the subject. We focus on engines that allow us to make games fast so that afterwards we can fine tune them and establish what works well and what needs to be changed.
To begin with, we make classic 2D arcade / retro games in Game Maker Studio 2 arcade / retro before concentrating on 2D and3D with Unity3D.
You will learn to plan your development processes, write design documents and how to test your ideas effectively.
Game design in a creative environment
You will develop your game design skills through both individual and group work; inspired by others who share your passion for gaming.
Game design at Sunnhordland Folkehøgskule facilitates a fertile environment where young people with this special interest can interact with each other. Elements associated with game design such as movement, music, music production, creative writing, art, theatre and film can in addition be explored through the school’s option subjects and joint projects. You will be able to work with students from other lines and use their knowledge and experience in your own projects.
London: this study trip in the autumn includes visits to Comic – Con along with other relevant and inspiring experiences.
Game exhibitions in Norway
Japan: optional trip in the spring
Video games design and you
If you want to realize your ideas and explore the world of gaming then this line is for you. Our programme prepares you if you want to go further with game design either through higher education such as high school or if you want to start your own firm; in fact, we offer a second year for students who wish to follow this path.
The main teacher for Game Design is Markus Lange. In addition some elements will be taught by our well qualified staff on other lines and guest teachers.
You must have your own laptop, not more than 3 years old. The machine must contain Windows 10 / OSX 10.10 or later. You will use this machine for almost all the assignments throughout the year, so it needs to function well . We also recommend that you bring your own headset.
Should you have questions about equipment or anything else related to the line then please contact Markus: markus(a)nordicstorms.com