Please note! Course description is confirmed for two academic years, which means that in general, e.g. Learning outcomes, assessment methods and key content stays unchanged. However, via course syllabus, it is possible to specify or change the course execution in each realization of the course, such as how the contact sessions are organized, assessment methods weighted or materials used.


On successful completion of this course, students will be able to:  

  • Use their own expertise to design and develop games and game prototypes in groups
  • Communicate with a multidisciplinary project group
  • Describe different aspects of game production and production methods

Credits: 5

Schedule: 10.09.2020 - 06.05.2021

Teacher in charge (valid 01.08.2020-31.07.2022): Perttu Hämäläinen, Miikka Junnila

Teacher in charge (applies in this implementation): Perttu Hämäläinen, Miikka Junnila

Contact information for the course (applies in this implementation):

CEFR level (applies in this implementation):

Language of instruction and studies (valid 01.08.2020-31.07.2022):

Teaching language: English

Languages of study attainment: English


  • Valid 01.08.2020-31.07.2022:

    Groups of students design and develop game prototypes and games, 3 games in total. To support this, weekly tutoring from teachers is provided and some lectures on relevant themes like game production. Also game idea pitching is part of the course, and making marketing materials like a trailer.

Assessment Methods and Criteria
  • Valid 01.08.2020-31.07.2022:

    The course is assessed based on the games themselves and a process of self- and peer evaluation between the different group members.

  • Valid 01.08.2020-31.07.2022:

    Requires commitment for the whole academic year - making three games is time consuming. Includes times of teaching at the university, but much of the work is organized by the group and done according to the agreed plan on own time. Up to 69h of contact teaching. 70h-470h of group work making the games on own time. Students' final credits are based on the hours used.


Substitutes for Courses
  • Valid 01.08.2020-31.07.2022:

    Substitutes old course with same name (DOM-E5095), max credit amount has changed.

  • Valid 01.08.2020-31.07.2022:

    Game Design recommended, or other understanding on digital games. Also some applicable skill in game development helps a lot (programming, visual art/animation, game design, sound desgin etc.)