Unity + USC Games Unlocked
Design and publish your original game
Know Unity basics but struggling to make your game? Unity has partnered with the University of Southern California (USC), the #1 game-design school in the world, to create an online course that’s laser-focused on helping intermediate Unity users achieve their dream of completing their own original game. For less than $10 per week*, you can make your own game with the help of the industry’s best creators!
*Estimated completion time is 8 weeks. Price of course is $79. Pay once, own forever.
Learn what it takes from successful game designers
Get ready to take your game from concept to reality. Unity has partnered with the world’s top game-design school to create the only online course that teaches the USC approach to game design and production. You’ll get hands-on experience with scoping, planning, building, refactoring and publishing your own game. Plus, listen to the award-winning creators of Journey, Firewatch, Threes, Whispering Willows and more as they break down the key steps and production practices they use to build and ship their games.
Learn from the masters
This is the only online course that brings the world’s best game teachers and designers to you, wherever you are.
Proven curriculum from the world’s top game-design school
Learn from the experts who taught the creators of Journey, Uncharted, Assassin's Creed, League of Legends and more. As the top game-design school in the world, USC has raised the bar in online game development courses with video lectures and project-based assignments that capture the USC faculty’s unique and proven approach to teaching game development.
True-life development stories
These behind-the-scenes, real-life “war” stories by industry visionaries will provide inspiration and insights, giving you an unprecedented look into what it really takes to succeed. Guest speakers include creators of Journey, Whispering Willows, Cat and Coup, Firewatch, Disney theme-park rides, and Threes.
Over 8 weeks, you’ll get step-by-step instruction from the world’s best to elevate your game.
Build your own original game.
Unlike conventional follow-along tutorials, this course takes you through the entire production process of actually building and publishing your very own game.
Whether you’ve just come up with a game idea or completed a game jam, this learning (and doing) experience will show you the best way to complete your game and take it to market.
Your creative community
Game designers know that being part of a creative community is a key to success. That’s why this course pairs video instruction and project-based assignments with the community-building ethos of popular game jams. From the start, you’ll join peers, alumni and mentors who will help provide inspiration, feedback and support every step of the way. And even when you have completed your game, you can continue engaging in the community as you move forward in your game development career.
This self-paced Unity + USC Games Unlocked course pairs video instruction and project-based assignments with the community-building ethos of popular game jams. Each module starts with video instruction to guide you on specific projects for your game, with suggested deadlines. Peers give each other motivation, technical assistance, and feedback on both their asset plan and their game prototype.
Welcome and Self-Assessment
- Assignment: Finding your community
Scope and Constraints
- Assignment: Concept document
- Assignment: Digital Prototype
- Assignment: Vertical Slice #1
- Assignment: Vertical Slice #2
- Assignment: Build #1
- Assignment: Build #2
Alpha and Beyond
- Assignment: Final game
- Will Armstrong – Lead Programmer on Firewatch
- Estefania Harbuck – Disney Imagineer for theme park rides
- Asher Vollmer – Cocreator of Threes
- Kellee Santiago – Producer of Journey
- David Logan – Creative Director for Whispering Willows
Prerequisites: We recommend that you’ve completed at least two full Unity tutorials, or an equivalent, such as one school semester of instruction in game development with Unity (e.g., the Ultimate Guide to Game Development with Unity on Udemy or the Unity Game Dev Courses: Fundamentals track at Pluralsight).
Let’s bring your game to life
- Get ahead with a proven USC faculty-authored curriculum
- Stay on track with unique “learning by doing” experience
- Advance your skills with real-world, project-based assignments
- Enjoy unlimited lifetime access to video lectures from top industry experts
- Explore a rich library of resources and templates from real productions
- Be inspired by the insights of professional game designers
- Receive regular assessments and playtests to evaluate your progress
- Network with peers and make important game-community connections
For just $79 you can make your game a reality.