Course Description

Do you have a good game idea? Do you want to create your own custom game graphics? This course is for you!

You will learn Inkscape, a free design program, and create all the game art you need to create a 2D mobile game! And why stop there?

As Inkscape is a vector graphics program, your game assets will be scalable and higly versatile. Create them once and use them on any device and any resolution! From Android devices and iPhones to desktop computers.

All the assets created in the videos are yours with the course! That means 30+ unique elements to use in games or experiment with!

What we will create:

  • hearts and stars
  • platforms
  • buttons
  • characters
  • animations
  • backgrounds
  • and monster trucks :D

And while creating useful game art, you also learn all about Inkscape!

And remember: I am here to teach and help you! If you have any question, just ask! I will add new courses and resources time-to-time!

What are the requirements?

  • You will need Inkscape (download it for free!)

What am I going to get from this course?

  • create characters, platforms, buttons and simple animations for your mobile game!
  • Create quality game graphics, that can sell on online marketplaces!
  • create 2d game graphics suitable for Game Maker Studo, Gamesalad, Unity 2D or any other program!
  • use the free design tool Inkscape and create much more than just game art!

What is the target audience?

  • This course is for you, if you want to create your own game and keep a low budget.
  • This course will help you create all 2D game graphics you might need!
  • This course is not about 3D and won't help you develop and build your game. But it will help you make some awesome graphics with a free program!

Designer and design teacher

István Szép

I'm a graphic designer, illustrator and design teacher for more than 10 years. I create clever logos and cute illustrations. I like to inspire, share my knowledge and make people think and laugh! I am constantly sharing knowledge about design and life as a freelancer. I teach online since 2013. Exploring new ways to create and sharing my knowledge is what I like the most - so don't be afraid to ask, I'm here to teach!

Course curriculum

  • 1


  • 2

    Start with Inkscape basics

  • 3


    • Export bitmap image

    • How and why to save SVG?

  • 4

    GUI elements - creating buttons

    • First step - text tool basics

    • Align and distribute

    • Button states

    • Button variations - a few examples and methods for GUI creation

  • 5

    Platform creation

    • Design your basic platform

    • Tiling platforms!

    • Attack of the mutant platforms! - seriously: work faster with mutations!

  • 6

    Design and animate game characters

    • Draw and move a basic top down shooter character

    • Design a game hero!

    • Heroic character poses

    • Practice animation: the BLOB!

    • Set up and understand the character walk cycle

    • Finish the walk cycle

  • 7

    2D game backgrounds

    • Understanding backgrounds

    • Making tiling backgrounds

    • Foreground and background - add foreground elements

    • Background variations

  • 8

    More tips and tricks

    • Modularity - the key to effective game art design