Game Development

0.5 Unit
Grades: 9, 10, 11, 12

This one-semester elective course is intended as a practical, hands-on guide to help you understand the process of game development.
This course is structured into lessons and Course Activities as follows: The first four lessons are about the history of video games, types of early consoles, arcades, personal computers, and platform convergence. The next four lessons deal with game and player goals, game genres, player motivations, and player demographics. The next four lessons provide students an understanding of story and character development, gameplay, game styles, and level design. The next four lessons discuss game user interface, game audio, mobile and social gaming, and the different job roles in the video game industry. The next three lessons focus on game development phases, the role of management in game production, and various methods used for marketing games. The final lesson is about the future of gaming; it discusses existing trends and possible directions in video gaming.
You will submit the Course Activity documents to your teacher and will check your own answers in the Lesson Activities that accompany each lesson. Each lesson also has a multiple-choice mastery test. A multiple-choice end-of-semester test completes the course. The Course Activities (submitted to the teacher) and the Lesson Activities (self-checked) are major components of this course.


  • State Certified


Instructor Embedded Cost: $275

Content Only Cost: See Course Details

The following information applies only to instructor embedded courses.

Oklahoma Subject Code: 8245

Course Provider Contact: Sarika Simpson | Academy Director | | 866-890-8153

How To Purchase This Course

Districts wishing to purchase this course should contact the course provider directly (see contact information above) and reference the contract in the "attachments" portion of the page linked here. If you are purchasing an Instructor Embedded course, please note that online instructors need not be certified in the state of Oklahoma. They must be certified to teach the content in at least one state or teach the subject at a college or university. To enroll a student in the course, you will need to obtain from the course provider (a) the instructor’s name; (b) the state through which the instructor is certified, and (c) the instructor’s certification number. If the instructor is employed to teach the subject at a college or university, you will need to obtain that institution’s iPEDS number. This information will be recorded in the SIS when you enroll a student in the course. When enrolling a student in a Content Only course, you must indicate in the SIS the name of the person monitoring the course.