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?
What You Will Need
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.
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 studio (Studio Pepwuper) to create original games for mobile devices. I taught myself how to build video games from scratch by diving into a project, and I believe this is the best way to learn by getting our hands dirty and learn on the job.
When I am not working on our projects, I organize the Seattle Unity3D (a game engine) User Group, and give talks on topics related to indie game development at conferences such as Unite, AT&T/Casual Connect. I am also actively involved in the Seattle game development scene (Seattle Indies Expo, International Game Developers Association, Penny Arcade Expo, Seattle Indies)
Company: Studio Pepwuper: http://www.pepwuper.com/
Seattle Unity3D User Group: http://www.meetup.com/Seattle-Unity3D/
Classes revolve around completing a project and collaborating with fellow students to give and get feedback on your work. Use Video Lessons and the Project Guide designed by your teacher to complete your class project.
Teachers design and present all class content, but Skillshare is community based around student-to-student interaction. You'll be surprised at what you learn from your classmates!
Never! Once enrolled, you have lifetime access to class materials. That means you can learn when and where you want. Learn at your own pace.