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Will Wright

Lesson time 01:40 min

Will ends his class encouraging you to use your new toolset, outlook, and approach to create something innovative and surprising.

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Will Wright
Teaches Game Design and Theory
Collaboration, prototyping, playtesting. The Sims creator Will Wright breaks down his process for designing games that unleash player creativity.
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Learn the art and science of game design with Will Wright, the mind behind SimCity and The Sims. In this game design class, Will teaches you how to create games that empower players and unleash their imagination. You’ll develop a tool set for understanding player psychology, as well as learn Will’s approach to generating and pitching ideas, prototyping, playtesting, and building a community.



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4.7
Students give MasterClass an average rating of 4.7 out of 5 stars.

This class is one of the most balanced and thought-provoking treatises of the game industry that I've ever seen. It should be a keynote at GDC :) Thanks to Will for sharing his vast wealth of knowledge with us!

I'm going to University for Game Design and Programming and trying to get started on my own with small android games. I loved this class. I'm working my way through the pdf's still but found the information helpful, clear, and concise. Thank you for sharing your experience and knowledge!

It was truly inspiring!, this class really helps you set your attitude in the designer mindset.

wow super course I learned tooooo much - i'll just play the games...


Comments

A fellow student

So anyone here applying what Will explained? I did, your system design class was amazing and it helped a ton to brake through some issues I was having on my game development, also your prototyping lesson was super useful too. Thanks Master!

Wilfried D.

As someone who has worked on strategic consulting programs and building entrepreneurship and innovation networks, this was a very inspirational course to work towards integrating more gaming elements into my work and see myself also as a designer of interaction systems

Ganbayar G.

Thank you Will for your class. Incredible job on this. I loved playing the Sims whenever it first launched.

A fellow student

Will did an incredible job. His process on how he learns and creates games is fascinating and relatable! Such deep insight into how a true craftsman does his work is rare.

QuietGecko

Best game design course by far! Not only because of the great admiration I have for Will!

A fellow student

I really enjoy your class Will, not only the useful advice you give in order to think in the right way but also to see what kind of person you are and not feel alone doing this, some of us don't have a close community around and I often feel crazy with the decision of being a game developer. But thanks to classes like this one believe it or not I don't feel so alone.

Guilherme N.

Will Wright, thank you so much for sharing your wisdom and thoughts. I really appreciated it, and I wish I can make a very meaningful and enjoyable game, just like the ones you did.

Renee M.

I was surprised to find this course highly relevant to my work. I recently co-authored the book The Physics of Brand and worked with my team to create a systems simulation demonstrating how brands move through space and time in people's memories and how that leads to brand value and observed behavior. We used network theory in our simulation. I was imprinted on Forrester's Systems Dynamics work forty years ago. I had hoped we could turn our model into a multi-person online game to help players get a deeper understanding of how brands work. The investment was more than I could handle. Wish we had had Will's know-how and team behind us. Thank you for sharing your passions. They connected with me.

Daniel W.

Will’s perspective on systems was, for me, the most valuable information shared. I don’t have any plans for designing a game anytime soon, but the class has no doubt changed my perspective paradigm. A huge thank you to Will, MasterClass, and all those involved in this production!

Mitzi W.

Started the class (love it so far) and went ahead and printed the PDF's for each lesson, as I'm still old-fashioned and like paper! I'm having a problem with Lesson 14's PDF, though. Every time I click to print, it kicks me back out to the main menu for Masterclass. Any ideas? Thanks!