Create modular game art and tile sets faster with Inkscape!

Master modular design to create 2D game tilesets and game assets faster and cheaper from simple vector modules!

4.65 (66 reviews)
Game Design
4 hours
Oct 2018
last update
regular price

What you will learn

You will be able to create your own 2D game tiles

You will understand and able to create real and effective modular design for video games

You will work much faster with Inkscape


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!


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What is modular design?

First question: what is REAL modular design?
Is modular design for you? When to use it?
The steps of creating modular design elements for video games

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

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

Create (a modular) army of goblins!

Create the blueprint and the first goblin head
Design 2 more goblin heads
Add three bodies to the heads
Creating goblin arms and goblin legs
Create a set of fantasy weapons for our goblin minions!

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!


May 9, 2022
Great tutor, good fun and really accurate with art. A joy to learn from. I was utterly rubbish at computer art before doing this guy's courses, and now I am much improved, almost ready now to use my own art in my own games. I am very proud.
October 29, 2021
Some months ago I decided to make a 2D game. But I didn't know anything about making these tilesets and seamless tiles in a good and correct way. I searched for it for several weeks in internet and youtube but couldn't find any good tutorial. This course is exactly what I was looking for! The content is good. However I forgot to read the Requirements of this course when I was buying it. So you must already have a knowledge of Inkscape and without it you won't understand how the teacher did something.
October 5, 2021
Muy buen curso, con solo seguir las lecciones y con practica pude avanzar bastante, el idioma no fue obstáculo, entendí algo de lo que dijo.
October 5, 2020
Take more time to explain the Inkscape tools and shortcuts. I would of loved to see how the human like bodies were made.
January 12, 2020
I mostly watched this to learn how to create seamless tilesets in Inkscape. The tileset in the course is simpler than I would like, but the technique for making it seamless works and can be applied to more complex art, so I can't really complain.
October 28, 2019
The instructor was very knowledgeable about the topic and showed professional tips that only a skilled craftsman would know. I highly recommend this course.
July 17, 2019
The course is good, and It is possible to be better if it could show the results of a section before teaching them (students need a visible learning goal).
February 2, 2019
I've enjoyed this course a lot, helps me understand conception of fast and useful way to product game assets. Could be a bit more longer and specific but over all - lots of great informations
January 22, 2019
I liked it a lot, very practical and applicable. I have already done several courses with István and he never disappoints me. Congratulations.
November 11, 2018
I believe that understanding the advantages of using modular design is beneficial for any designers. This approach can be applied in UI design as well, it not only makes your process more efficient, but at the same time it helps you establish consistency. Being able to decompose things into smaller reusable parts is a great foundation for creating design systems, too. So I highly recommend this course, great value!
November 6, 2018
I am first watching the entire course, and the second last I will try to create my own drawings. But I am very pleased that the instructor presented the process from start to finish, really arrived at an applicable and quality result.



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