Course Description

How to create your own game assets the most effective way?

How to design unique looking game art for the fragment of time and cost?

Is that even possible?
Yes it is!

By applying the principles of modular design and making your game asset creation faster, cheaper and much more efficient!

What is that?
Modular design is a method, where you build up your game assets from pre-designed moduls.

During this course you will learn:

  • the principles of modular designs in game art 

  • to create a fleet of spaceships from simple geometrical forms

  • to create cartoon character heads good for any mobile game

  • to design a modular goblin army with fantasy weapons

  • to make a platform game tileset

  • to design a 2D tileset for a Zelda -like topdown game

  • and of course a lot of Inkscape tricks to make your work more efficient!

My name is István Szép, I am a graphic designer and design teacher for more than a decade. Join me in this course and learn to create fast, cheap and effective modular game assets in Inkscape! Inkscape is a free , easy to use vector design program, that will make you be able to create your own video game assets.

Attention! This course is about modular  game art design, not about programming! Sadly, you will not learn here to code procedural worlds or script random spaceships. But you can learn to design your assets for that!

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

    What is modular design?

  • 2

    Creating simple spaceships with modular design

    • Planning and designing the spaceship moduls

    • Create more moduls and guns for the spaceships

    • Finishing the spaceships and assemble some variations

  • 3

    Design modular character game art in Inkscape

    • Start to create a set of modular cartoon faces!

    • Create the mouth and eyebrow moduls

    • Finish the cartoon head game assets by adding some hairstyles

  • 4

    Create (a modular) army of goblins!

  • 5

    Design a tileset for a 2D topdown game with Inkscape

    • Creating the blueprints and the first tiles!

    • Building more grass tiles and understand the design method more!

    • Draw the final grass tiles and assembling them

    • Designing the blueprint and first assets for the water tiles

    • Creating the final water tiles and assembling them

    • Planning and creating the road tiles

    • Finalize the road tiles

    • Creating individual tiles and assemble a game world map from our tile system!