Many students start learning game development because they love playing games. Often, Many aspiring
game developers dive into coding and assets without grasping the fundamentals of game design. But
understanding how to craft compelling, well-structured games is essential. With OpenCoord, students
can rapidly comprehend game design principles and apply them in a simplified development
Our AI-powered platform serves as an interactive textbook on game creation. As students build, they quickly grasp key concepts like:
- Pacing - Maintaining engagement through gameplay highs & lows
- Tutorialization - Teaching mechanics clearly and progressively
- Narrative - Weaving an immersive story experience
- Balancing - Ensuring appropriate risk & reward
- UX Design - Crafting intuitive, satisfying user experiences
OpenCoord allows rapidly prototyping and testing different approaches to see what works. Students gain hands-on insight into why certain designs succeed while others fail. Our guided learning path exposes students to game genres and mechanics progressively. They learn the design signatures of match-3, RPG, platformer, and other major genres. Comparing genres highlights their contrasts. Along the way, the fundamentals of game math, AI, monetization, meta-games, and more are introduced - all within an applied, experiential framework.
Although OpenCoord simplifies game creation, we also support advanced tools like detail instruction
input, node graphs, and Assembler. These allow students to sample the essence of coding and logic
design, priming them for future in-depth studies with engines like Unity or Unreal.
Built on Unity and Unreal, OpenCoord provides a far more beginner-friendly interface that lessens
the initial learning curve. And unlike many engines, OpenCoord empowers creators at all skill
Students can easily elicit user feedback to test concepts early and pivot based on real audience needs. The minimal costs of prototyping on OpenCoord encourage iteration using real market data.
Creators are free to import external assets into OpenCoord projects. For aspiring 3D artists and modelers, this allows assessing works in progress in a real game setting. Although file formats are limited, the ability to see models interact in 3D space accelerates skills.
With OpenCoord, new game developers can rapidly unlock their talents, get real-world creation experience, and set their sights on a bright future in the game industry.