Mobile Game Design

It seems as if everyone has an idea for an “app” these days! In this course, you will use professional game design techniques to create playable mobile games that you can add to your game design portfolio. Using GameSalad, you will learn the fundamentals of game balance, apply competition and playfulness, demonstrate a working knowledge of triangularity, and debug using iterative game design.

Outcomes & Objectives


  • Create a mobile game for a mobile device or tablet


  • Demonstrate the ability to navigate GameSalad fundamentals
  • Articulate the fundamentals of game balance
  • Apply competition and playfulness to the mobile device game design
  • Demonstrate a working knowledge of triangularity
  • Debugging using iterative game design
  • GameSalad software proficiency

Student Work

Here are some examples of past student work completed in this course:

 Mobile Game Design in Action

Hear more about Mobile Game Design from the student, teacher, and Zulama trainer perspective.

Inside Mobile Game Design

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Find out why GameSalad is our game design engine of choice for Mobile Game Design here!

Career Opportunities

Students who complete Mobile Game Design will be more well prepared for careers such as:

  • Aerospace Engineer
  • Animator, Multimedia Artist
  • Architect
  • Art Director
  • Automotive Engineer
  • Cartographer
  • Computer Systems Analyst
  • Corporate Trainer
  • Entrepreneur
  • Game Publisher, Designer, Developer
  • Geospacial Information Scientist and Technologist
  • Graphic Designer
  • Industrial Designer
  • Media-Related Career
  • Meeting, Convention, and Event Planner
  • Network Systems and Data Communication
  • Producer/Director
  • Project Manager
  • Software Developer
  • Software Engineer
  • Technical Writer
  • Urban Planner
  • Video Game Tester
  • Web Developer
  • Writer, Author, Editor