Game Studies on OCW and MITx

An MIT video game controller. Courtesy of Brett Paci.

Image courtesy of Brett Paci.

While MIT doesn’t have an official game design degree program, it’s consistently ranked as a top school for game design studies. There’s a vital gaming community centered around the renowned MIT Game Lab, and plenty of relevant coursework and research on topics such as:

  • the design and history of games and how people play and learn with games
  • solving the computational and technical challenges of developing digital games
  • psychological games and behavioral change
  • business practices required for creating your own game company

Inspired by the Game Lab’s recommendations for MIT students, here’s a selection of MIT’s best game-related courses available online from OCW and MITx.

Game Studies Introductions

Other Recommended Background

Game Design

Writing for Games

Educational Software & Games

Management & Production

Programming & Software Engineering

Art Direction & Visual Design

Audio Design

Culture & Society

[Last updated: 25 Jan 2016]