Great course, got to learn and understand good things about developing games in general and particularly in Unity. I highly suggest it for someone who has no experience whatsoever at game development.
Very great course. The instruction is spot on, allowing me to listen while I work without the need to actually watch the video. Definitely worth it for novices and even intermediate level developers.
por Tarang S•
This course was amazing. I learnt a ton about about Unity and making games. I can give you a long review, but in short, it is challenging to understand, and there are slight loopholes which are hard to figure out sometimes. It was slightly disappointing that the course does not go into coding specifically, like the official tutorials do, but the official tutorials rush learning - these are much better. And when you see those official tutorials, you will see why you don't do much of your own coding - C# is not the easiest language.
So, what does that mean? It means that this course is very much worth it for beginners. It is relatively easy to understand, but expect to do a lot of work!
por tomer s•
I tried other complex Unity3d courses online, and this one beats them all in the way it is built stage by stage. It doesn't pile too much information from the start, and lets you use pre-generated complex assests first, and only later explains them gradually. Even though I had some basic tutorial in Unity3d I couldn't imagine getting that far within a month, investing only about 3-4 hours on the lectures. The projects themselves consume as much time as you want/have to put into, with at least 3-4 hours on average, but if you want to really learn and improve your skill, it requires a lot more than that.
por Jason M•
I loved it. I learned a ton about making games and I learned it by doing it. So, I have two games and a media simulation to show for it.
Unity was covered. However, 3D modelling, illustration, and audio were not really taught (but a little bit, in theory.) I think it somewhat has to be like this, unfortunately. For me, I used Blender, Photoshop, and Fruity Loops to create my assets, but mostly just the game development is handled in this course. I'm only saying this, because you should know this upfront, really, which I didn't.
Looking forward to the next class...
por David H•
I'm currently starting week 3 of this and already I feel I have got a huge amount out of it.
I was not a complete beginner going in, but with the course taking me back to real basics, I found it helped fill in a lot of blanks that I didn't even know I had.
Even if the rest of the course from week 3 turns out to not be as good, I will still feel I got a tremendous amount out of this! The tutor is straightforward and an excellent lecturer, the course is so far structured really well and the practical exercises are simple to set up and get going on.
por Kurul O U•
I have enrolled the course as an hobby and it beautifully revealed how it is easy to produce decent games with a game engine. Moreover, it is a real deal to proof that there is nothing to afraid jumping into this industry. Either an investor, or a creator. If you are interested in being a game developer as a programmer, or an artist, or an investor, this is the course to be considered.
You are lucky that you will receive the course from one of the best Universities in the Game Development. They are in top ten... Don't think it. Just take it...
por Tomas V•
This course and the instructor are great. The fundamentals of Unity and C# scripts are explained very well. Nevertheless, I don't think that a review from classmates is good idea (but this is rather a coursera problem than a course problem). I would expect review from someone who completed course already, or (better) from a mentor or an instructor. In other words, from someone who knows what should be achieved, and who don't need to copy your work and potentially use it to complete the course. However, overall, the course is very interesting.
中文：老师讲的简单易懂，很容易听懂，作业考察的题目十分细致，但是只要认真听课还是可以回答出来这些问题的。在第一周的课程里面详细的介绍了概念，很用心的老师。最后感谢Michigan State University和Brian Winn老师的讲解。
English (using Google Translate)：The teacher's speech is simple and easy to understand, and the questions of the homework investigation are very detailed, but as long as you listen carefully to the class, you can still answer these questions. In the first week of the course, the concept was introduced in detail, a very attentive teacher. Finally, thank you Michigan State University and Brian Winn for his explanations.
por Elena M•
A very useful basic course on the process of making a game and using Unity. The lessons are well structured and give an excellent overview of everything that is involved with creating a videogame, though never going into the detail (it's not a programming or 3D modeling course).
The quality of the lessons is the best I've experienced here so far and the videos are very comprehensible to a non-native english speaker because of the clear speech. I loved the fast pace, but I guess it could be a problem if you're not used to it.
por Lilia P•
I was terrified going into this course because the programming side of things scares me--but Brian is a phenomenal professor! He does an exceptional job of slowly introducing you to the language of programming and the Unity editor, while also challenging you to take what you learn and expand on it yourself. I had a great time in this course and feel like I learned a lot, and I can't wait to continue with this specialization. Whether you have a little programming knowledge or none at all, I totally recommend this course!!
por Moaz A•
I just broke that barrier which always comes up when thinking about making games for someone only do play games his entire life , it was a scary one , just like when you hear that you need to learn coding , there is no shame to start copying and editing scripts , because one day you will be someone who give others scripts to be copied and modified , same thing to Unity it turns out it just needed time to learn , it's not hard , it's just experience you get over time as you learn more stuff .
por Anurag D•
A brilliant course for all those people who want to know about game developing, who want to get their feet wet. This is just the beginning and will make you decide whether you want to pursue learning more about it or game development is not your piece of cake.
I thoroughly enjoyed it and recommend it to all those who would like to test if they have it in them to become a game developer.
If you enjoy this course you will surely enjoy the next courses from this specialization.
por Kyle D H•
I loved the course through every single lecture and assignment. I think the projects we worked on were a perfect introduction for people who had never worked in Unity before, and for an experienced Unity user (like me) they were a great way to touch up on the basics and even learn a few new ways to organize projects. I'd take this course again a thousand times over, and recommend it for anyone interested in getting into the game development industry, programmer or otherwise.
por Joselito M C S I•
I've really learned a lot on this course, and this knowledge will surely be helpful for my encounters in the future! Before I got into this course, I absolutely have no idea about game design and development, and have never used Unity or Visual Studio (C#). But now, I have finished three of your projects! I've gained confidence in exposing myself into the world of game design and development, and I'm hoping to have a career in the gaming industry. Cheers to you, guys!
por Alper A•
This was a very informative course! The tutorials are very well handled and thorough. You learn some concepts as to how a game is formed with all the bits and pieces, in addition to learning how to build games in Unity3D. In the end, even though I would not be able to create an entire AA game by myself, I felt that I had now enough foundation to build upon by following other tutorials. I am looking forward to more courses in this specialization, for sure.
por Massimiliano h•
Brian is a wonderful teacher he didn't take for granted all the aspect related to basic principles of game development in Unity. It's clear that he has built the lessons in order to teach you the method to approach the use of the tool rather then a detail explanation of specific features leaving the learners to deeply inspects this aspects on their own. The session are all well written and enrolled and Brian never leaves you alone during all the courses.
por Pedro G L•
Great course for someone who wants to starting learning game development with Unity 3D. You will learn the basics of programming (and how to search information for yourself), how to use Unity's UI, some game dev. standards (how to organize assets, how to structure and modify objects in a scene etc.). As the title says: it's an INTRODUCTION to game development, so if you already know the basics of it, don't do the course. Otherwise, I recommend it!
por Grant H•
Brian Winn is an astoundingly good teacher, and has leveraged a huge amount of professional knowledge to pour his heart into what is arguably the best $400 I've ever spent in my life.
This teaching/learning format is inordinately effective, and I'm 100% looking forward to course 2, 3, 4, and the capstone.
Thank you for going above and beyond in creating a truly fantastic learning environment, syllabus, and a plethora of wonderful content.
por Alistair Q•
I've taken a couple of Unity courses before, trying to get a basic grasp so that I could start my own projects. This is the only course that I've finished where I have actually learned anything regarding the Unity engine and game design. It's also the only course that I've completed that has taught me enough to get started on something new. This course is significantly better than the learning materials provided by Unity themselves.
por Grace K•
I've always loved video games, but knew nothing about game dev. I decided to take this Specialization because the dev courses focus on Unity, a good choice for indie development. The example projects are fun and Brian Winn is an excellent, clear, and likable instructor.
I'm a software engineer by trade, so customizing scripts was fun and easy for me, but it would probably be challenging for someone who has never programmed before.
por Cosmin R•
One of the best courses i have ever attended to.
Full of useful information. I can't remember a session that was dull, or out of context.
Nice pacing, application of the principles and technical know how in the projects.
After this course i have a very good understanding of the UNITY development environment.
It's a must if you consider a career in game design.
Useful for both technical and non-technical persons.
por Дмитрий Б•
This course is absolutely awesome! During 4 weeks I realized that there's no such fun as making games in the world! Also with the help of modern tools (like Unity game engine) it is very easy even for the beginners. You only have to focus on your ideas and the engine will take care of all the physics, visualization and interaction. It's absolutely amazing!
Thank's to Brian Winn and all the comunity!
por Tony N•
Want to study Unity3d game development? Do yourself a favour and take this course. You will regret if you don't.
I have try many online tutorials including official ones, but none of them help. The professor does an excellent job guiding me through most important aspects of creating 3d games using unity3d.
I am very confident that I can make 3D games after taking the course.
Thank you Professor Winn
por Shai Y•
Amazing course, this is the first time that so much essential information about learning is accessible in a such well organized matter.
It was exciting to learn about the process and the organic materials in the brain when effective and non-effective learing process is take place.
I believe that this course can really help me to managie further learning processes on a daily basis.
por Angela H•
I really loved this course! I've used Unity before, but this class really helped solidify my knowledge and I picked up a few new tricks in the process. I really liked the video instructions and how the teacher presented the content. The peer review grading system was clear on what warranted a passing grade, so I felt that doing a good job was recognized. Thanks for an excellent course!
por Ugo N•
Excellent! Brian is very simple and clear in his instruction. No messages missed or trouble understanding the program. Also, when you think your system doesn't have something, they provide you with the equivalent of what they is required. For example in the build case and getting Web Gl support. yeah! You'll see it.
Thanks, I had a lot of fun doing this course. Now on to the next!!