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Game Development Essentials


‘Real-Time Interactive Experience’ is inclusive of a many areas- games, walkthroughs, visualizations, training simulators, where users gets a real time feedback for the actions or decisions he makes during the experience.

The course will focus on the principles of game design, interaction design and logic building using object oriented design. This will help students to convert their idea of game into reality. Students will also understand how to optimize & import 3D assets in Game Engine and create blueprints of logic blocks to add interactivity to their design.

Students can take their game design to a whole new level by using Virtual Reality or Augmented Reality in order achieve total immersion of the player. By the end of the course the students will be well versed in the handling of 3D and 2D assets within a Game Engine, programming interactions, creating user interfaces, packing & publishing, thus equipping them with the knowledge and confidence to handle a multitude of tasks required in the industry.

This course is a prerequisite for a more advanced elective on Game Design (Module -3).


System requirements:


  • Intel i5, 4 Gb RAM, 1 Gb graphics
  • 30 Gb of Disc space for software installation


  • Autodesk Maya 2015 or newer
  • Adobe Photoshop
  • Unreal Engine 4.12 or newer
  • Unity 5.4 or Newer

Recommended Reading:

  • Game Mechanics: Advanced Game Design
  • The Art of Game Design: A book of lenses
  • Unity 5.x By Example


Course Outline:

This course will extend over 16 weeks and 3 lectures per week of 4 hours each.

+ Week 01 - 03

  • Introduction to ‘Real-time Interactive Experiences’

    The first three weeks of this module will give a brief overview of “The World of Real-Time Interactive Experience”, which will include an introduction to the past, present & future of the industry, and to the typical areas of production that aspiring professionals need to be aware of and conversant with. 3D assets & Game Engine forms the foundation of production work. Therefore the focus will be on understanding Game Engine terminologies. We will conclude with exploring various tools and techniques within a Game Engine that will enable a student to create an immersive experience using the technology of Virtual Reality.

+ Week 04 - 06

  • Game Design Principles

    Overall, the process of game design involves the stages of ideation and conceptualisation of stories. It is also inclusive of building characters and game worlds (broadly known as design documents), along with prototyping, testing, and creating technical documents. These lectures will provide an overview of the principles of game design, which will help students create design documents for their game idea, in addition to defining game economies, mechanics, progressions etc.

+ Week 07 - 08

  • Basics of Logic Building

    Object Oriented Design is the most preferred way to solve real world problems. It involves recreating real world elements as objects with their properties and functions. These lectures will focus on analysing a problem to divide it into objects, functions and properties. It will also lend an understanding of the relationship between the objects in order to create a complex and robust solution that is user friendly.

+ Week 09 - 10

  • Building the World

    An amazing experience needs to ensure that the user is totally immersed. Elements of the virtual world, such as buildings, cars, trees, animals, weapons, lakes, mountains, along with other elements of the environment will play a key role in defining the quality of experience. Textures & Lights help a lot in simulating different time zones and seasons. Additionally, these lectures will also help a student understand how to divide the world into levels to facilitate the narration of the story- the most crucial part that holds the experience together.

+ Week 11 - 12

  • Interaction Design

    Real-time interactive experiences like game or training simulator provide few means of interaction to their users. Keyboard, mouse, joysticks, touch screens are only a few of them. This class will introduce students to the fundamentals of interaction design that will help them to understand the concept behind the existing methods & the tools of interaction. Students will also learn to derive new methods of interaction in the process of designing experiences of Virtual Reality.

+ Week 13 - 14

  • Virtual & Augmented Reality

    Essential tools and techniques for Virtual and Augmented Reality will be introduced in this week. Topics such as Game Engine technology, importing assets and manipulating them within the Game Engine will be explored at this stage. Adding interactivity to the virtual & augmented experiences while keeping a focus on Google Cardboard & Gear VR -which are the cost effective & widely accepted Virtual Reality Solutions- will also be covered.

+ Week 15 - 16

  • Project

    Students can opt to work solo or as a part of a group for projects based on the creation of Real-Time Interactive Experience. They can use Virtual or Augmented Reality for this. Thereafter, they will be presenting their work to a Jury for evaluation & grading. Students will be mentored throughout their project in order to help them achieve the best results possible

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Candidates who have appeared for a 10 + 2 examination (e.g. A levels, CBSE, HSC, IBDP, ISC etc), or its educational equivalent in any discipline (e.g: Science, Commerce, Arts) with an interest in Design & Innovation. Although, successful completion of the 10 + 2 examination is necessary to confirm the admission, our institution does accept predicted or preliminary grade indications until final results are declared.


Admission Process

+ Step 1 - Application Form

Your application helps us to learn about you. Please complete the form with all your details and the Purpose of Study. Click here to Apply.

You will receive a confirmation email with your application number after you have successfully submitted the online form. If you have not received an acknowledgment within 24 hours, please contact us on the Admissions Line +91 77188 65341 or +91 90043 06222.

Required Application Material to be couriered or hand delivered to ISDI:

  • Copies of Mark sheets (Final Year grade if completed)
  • Declaration form duly filled which can be downloaded from here or it also will be sent in the mail after completing the application form
  • 2 Passport size recent photographs against a plain background (any colour)
  • Photocopy of a valid id proof

+ Step 2 - Pay the Application Fee

Application Fee for ISDI Challenge Rs. 1500 (Rupees One Thousand Five Hundred Only) Online Payments can be made through our payment partner Paytm You can log on to- and select New Registration and fill the payment details. Please do mention the Application Form No OR via demand draft in favour of "ISDI" payable at Mumbai

+ Step 3 - Personal Interview

Original Id proof of the photocopy of the id submitted in the application material

+ Step 4 - Enrollment into the program

  • Registration & Admission Fee of 15,000 and a refundable Security Deposit of 25,000 are payable within 20 days of receiving the confirmation of successfully clearing the ISDI Challenge.
  • The Registration & Admission Fee is a onetime fee payable only in the first year on confirmation of admission. Candidate should be sure of taking the admission in ISDI as this fee is strictly Non-refundable.
  • The interest free Security Deposit is payable on confirmation of admission and will be refunded on completion of the chosen program.
  • In case of withdrawal of admission, candidate needs to provide an official application of withdrawal of admission.
  • Security Deposit will be non refundable if there are any payment dues pending after commencement of course or admission withdrawn during the course.

* All refunds will be considered and governed by our Fee Refund & Guideline Policy