5 Free courses for Squid Game fans by Harvard, MIT and others

If you are a Squid Game fan we have a good news for you! Make the most of your Squid inspired spirit by enrolling in these top courses.

Netflix’s Squid Game charmed the viewers for redefining Korean drama. Gory, glorious, and macabre- it was not a fairytale with a happy ending.
If you are a Squid Game fan we have a good news for you! Make the most of your Squid inspired spirit by enrolling in these top courses:

1. Business of Games & Entrepreneurship- by Michigan State University
If you’re looking for business aspect of game development, this Michigan State University course will fit your requirement. Whether you create games for a hobby, are employed by a studio, or you are looking to start your own gaming enterprise, this coursewill give you an excellent overview of the business side of the industry.

Cost: Free
Certificate: Yes, with a fee
Time to complete: 16 hours

Why should you enroll:
Taught by Associate Professor Casey O’Donnell
Perfect for those who want to explore the business aspects of the gaming industry
Part of the Game Design and Development Specialization

2. CS50’s Introduction to Game Development- by Harvard University
This Harvard University Course serves as an introduction to game development. It offers hands-on experience exploring some of today’s most popular games. The focus in this course is on 2D and 3D interactive games like Pokemon, Legend of Zelda, Pong, Angry Birds, Super Mario Brothers, and more. Using frameworks like LOVE 2D and Unity, students will learn about animation, sound, graphics, collision detection and more.

Cost: Free
Certificate: Yes, with a fee
Time to complete: 12 weeks

Why should you enroll:
Completed by over 210,000 students
Taught by two Harvard University professors
Part of Harvard’s professional certificate in Computer Science for Game Development

3. Creating Video Games-by Massachusetts Institute of Technology
This course will teach you how to design, develop, and test their own video games, so you may find it more effective if you pair up with a friend or two. There are plenty of lectures, readings, projects, and activities to work on throughout the course.
You don’t need to be an MIT student to participate, and all the lessons feature a wealth of information free of charge.

Cost: Free
Certificate: No
Time to complete: One semester

Why should you enroll:
Comprehensive course
Quality MIT course at no cost
Many additional resources available

4. Introduction to Games Development with HTML5 and JavaScript
This short online course hosted on Alison is designed to introduce users how to build video games using HTML5 and JavaScript.

The course includes:
Introduction to game development
Creating the Map and Player Character
Adding Collisions and Status Screen
Course assessment

Cost: Free
Certificate: Yes, with a fee
Time to complete: Two to three hours

Why should you enroll:
Students of all levels can jump in wherever they want
Easy signup through Facebook, Google, or email
Verified learner records are free

5. Visual Storytelling for Film and Video Games- by Ringling College
You will learn the basics of visual storytelling and character design, beginning with simple elements and moving on to supporting production in animation, video games, and live action. The course is taught by concept artist Ken Spirduso, whose credits include Disney films like Pocahontas, the Lion King, Lilo and Stitch, and others.

Cost: Free
Certificate: Yes, with a fee
Time to Complete: 120 hours

Why should you enroll:
Transcripts available in five languages
Taught by one of the leading illustrators for Disney
Excellent user experience with easy-to-follow modules

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