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Games are much more than just a pastime. Games can tell stories, impart knowledge, and entertain entire families. Games can challenge, frustrate, connect people of different cultures and be played together worldwide. In the meantime, the games industry has become one of the strongest industries in terms of sales. But why are games so popular? And what concepts are used "behind the games"? The answer lies in game design.

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A game designer can create the most versatile experiences. Whether 3D worlds, 2D comics, VR experiences, AR games or mobile games - anything is possible. You can make computer games of the highest graphic quality and take full advantage of today's graphic possibilities. If you want to create your own game ideas and take a "look behind the scenes", then this workshop is the right choice for you.

Course Info


In this workshop, the topic of game design will be covered in detail. At the beginning of the course, fundamentals and core elements will be elaborated and case studies of actual game concepts will be compared and discussed. At the end, an industry-ready game design document will be created together with our coach.

Who is this workshop for?

The workshop is aimed at all beginners and games enthusiasts who want to create their own games.

Required previous knowledge

Apart from curiosity and enthusiasm for the topic, no previous knowledge is required. The workshop is independent of age, level of education or special previous knowledge. The necessary knowledge will be imparted during the course.

Course materials

We ensure that you receive all workshop materials. This includes notes, presentations, supporting materials and project files. You do not need to take notes or write anything down. You should only have the appropriate software installed on your computer.


Due to the Corona crisis and the accompanying security regulations, the workshops will take place exclusively via digital platforms. Participants will receive a link three days before the start of the workshop. Via this link they can participate in the event.

Required software

The following software must be installed on your computer for successful completion of the course:

  • Microsoft Word, o.s


Learning objectives

The following skills are gained at the end of the "game development" workshop. Individual learning objectives can also be agreed in advance:

  • You learn about the game concepts behind game development
  • You know the factors that lead to higher game enjoyment
  • You can carry out your own projects
  • You can develop game concepts independently


  • Introduction Game Design
  • Departments of Game Studios
  • Player types
  • Rules and systems
  • Challenges and goals
  • Game Fun Theory
  • Flow-Theorie
  • Balancing
  • Regeln und Systeme
  • Paper Prototyping
  • Storytelling vs Gameplay
  • Polishing
  • Alpha vs Beta
  • Indie vs AAA
  • Case studies and game analysis
  • Best Practices
  • Practical project



  • 1 Day
  • 9:00 till 17:00
  • 9 units á 45 minutes
  • Break time of 75 minutes freely divisible


  • 2 Days
  • 9:00 till 17:00
  • 9 units á 45 minutes per day
  • Break time of 75 minutes freely divisible


Booking confirmation

Upon successful ordering of the course, you will receive a booking confirmation sent to your email. In the booking confirmation all important details about your order are summarized again.

Cancellation free of charge

You can cancel the course free of charge up to three days before the start without giving any reason. If you can foresee it earlier, please let us know in advance. Then we can give a free place to other participants on the waiting list.


You do not have to pay any participation or processing fees in advance. Invoicing takes place one week after the successful completion of the course.


GD-SParticipation in the 1-day STARTER workshop, receipt of all materials and certificate of participation, incl. performance of all practical projects249.00 € incl. VAT
GD-KParticipation in the 2-day KOMPAKT workshop, receipt of all materials and certificate of participation, incl. performance of all practical projects449.00 € incl. VAT
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We have helped hundreds of students, course participants and people learn complex topics quickly and easily. We would be happy to help you as well.


You can also register with us by phone or e-mail. Let us know your desired date and we will check for you if there are still available places. You are also welcome to ask any questions in advance.

Mobile: +49 177 4797472


Studio Merkas
Game Development and Entertainment Software e.U

Pischekstraße 19
D-70184 Stuttgart

Opening hours
Monday - Friday, 9 am to 5 pm