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Make Your First Video Game in 4 Weeks from Scratch with Unity 3D

About the Class

Start Making Games!
What do you do when you have a great idea for a game but no programming background? Before you give up, let me introduce you to the world of indie game development. With the technology and tools available today, you can start creating the game you've always wanted to make as soon as, well, today! 

Who is This Class for?
This class is for beginners with no prior game development or programming experience. If you know how to code in Javascript, C#, Object-C, Basic, this may be too basic for you. We've also had parents taking the course together with their kids (the youngest was 8 years old) - this course is kids-friendly! :)

What You Will Need

  • Put aside 7-10 hours a week for 4 weeks as we dive into the process of game development.
  • A modern PC / Mac with 3D graphic compatibility (if you bought your computer in the past 5 years, it should be good enough.)
  • Download and install the Unity3D game engine We will be using Unity 3D for this class. Don't worry about the seemingly complicated interface. We will go over it in the class - piece of cake!
  • Students will be provided a special student version of the popular Unity 3D Tool - PlayMaker! This is the tool that enables us to create games without writing codes. Thanks to Hutong Games, this special student version will include ALL actions in the tool (note: student version not for commercial use). 

What You Will Create
Together with the class, we will re-create two gaming classics to get you started with game development - Breakout and Doodle Jump! Feedback will be provided throughout the course and be sure to attend the Office Hour on Google Hangout for Q&A.

We will build these two games for computers - PCs and Macs, and towards the end of the course we will discuss what to do if you want to build games for mobile, tablets, browsers, and/or consoles.

Amazing Student Projects!

Check out some of the amazing projects from this class:

The ClimbAstronaut JumpBloom!Floating IslandsMultiplayer Doodle Jump, Doodle Jump ShooterSpace Waste, Over the Moon, and More.

More Information

Ages: 8+ (we've had parents taking the course with their kids together, and the kids loved it! :) No prior programming experience required. A computer that meets the system requirement for Unity 3D: (system requirement) Windows: XP SP2 or later; Mac OS X: Intel CPU & "Snow Leopard" 10.6 or later. Note that Unity was not tested on server versions of Windows and OS X. Graphics card with DirectX 9 level (shader model 2.0) capabilities. Any card made since 2004 should work.

Level: Beginner

School: Technology

Related Subjects: Game Design, Casual Games, Video Game Production, Video Games, Unity 3D

At a Glance

  • Non-Membership Class
  • 27 Video Lessons (8h 45m)
  • 731 Students
  • 100% Positive Reviews (44)
  • Self-Paced Online Class
  • 14-Day Money Back Guarantee

About the Teacher

Brandon Wu

Brandon Wu

Founder of Studio Pepwuper - a Game Studio

I spent the first 10 years of my professional life working on games and consumer electronics at EA and Sony. In 2010, I decided to leave Sony to pursue my dream and started a game stud...

100% Positive Reviews

Cam Newton

Cam Newton

Great class to introduce you to PlayMaker and Unity. I found the more in-depth tutorials hard to follow, even after watching them several times. Sometimes, important details aren't ver...

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