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Take a deep dive into gaming history

XSeries Program in
History of Games

What you will learn

  • How games evolved from board games to virtual reality games, creating a new reality for the game industry.
  • How to distinguish the design, features and applications of video game consoles, such as Sony and Nintendo, developed in specific eras.
  • How to research, analyze and deconstruct games into their component parts, systems and dynamics at an introductory level.
  • How to identify the major events that affected the history of gaming: the invention of the personal computer, the creation of consoles and microconsoles, and the evolution of games played on mobile devices and social media.

Do you love playing video games and want to take a deep dive into where they come from and how they are developed? Learning the history of popular games will not only increase your love of games but also your appreciation for the work that goes into their development.

In this History of Games XSeries program, you will explore over 5,000 years of gaming history. The program provides a historical and analytical approach to the evolution of game design, including how game design has been shaped by cultures and societies around the world, from board games to video game consoles, and the impact that games have had on how people play, learn and connect with each other today.

This program is based on the Game Design and VFX School at our LaSalle College Vancouver campus, which has been crowned the #1 undergraduate school in Canada for video game design by the Princeton Review 10 years in a row.

With this newfound understanding of the evolution of games, you can begin to make choices about what design elements you might want to include in your own video games.

Expert instruction
3 high-quality courses
Progress at your own speed
4 months
4 - 8 hours per week
For the full program experience

Courses in this program

  1. LaSalleX's History of Games XSeries Program

  2. 4–8 hours per week, for 5 weeks

    Discover how board and arcade games evolved into ground-breaking video game consoles.

  3. 4–8 hours per week, for 5 weeks

    Discover the technological breakthroughs, gadgets and consoles that revolutionized the gaming industry.

  4. 4–8 hours per week, for 5 weeks

    Learn about the modern age of gaming, the move towards mobile and the future of gaming.

Meet your instructors
from LaSalle College (LaSalleX)

John Appleby
Game Design Instructor
LaSalle College Vancouver
Tahirah Mirza
Content & Channel Manager / Adjunct Lecturer
Ubisoft / Lasalle College

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