Mobile Game Design

It seems like everyone has an idea for an app these days. Give your students a chance to bring their creative ideas to mobile games, too!

In this course, students use professional game design techniques to create playable mobile games that they can add to their game design portfolio. Using GameSalad, students 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 game for a mobile device or tablet

Students will be able to…

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

Mobile Game Design in Action

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

Student Work

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

Inside Mobile Game Design

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Recommended Course Sequence


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 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