Brandon Wu

Founder of Studio Pepwuper - a Game Studio

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Make Your First Video Game in 4 Weeks from Scratch

Turn Your Idea into 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. 

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 http://www.unity3d.com/. 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!

What You Will Create

Together with the class, we will re-create two gaming classics - Breakout and Doodle Jump! Feedback will be provided throughout the course and be sure to attend the weekly 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. 

About Me

I spent the first 10 years of my professional life working on games and consumer electronics at EA and Sony. In 2010, I started a game studio (Studio Pepwuper) to create original games for mobile devices. When I am not working on our projects, I organize the Seattle Unity3D User Group, and give talks on topics related to indie game development at conferences such as Unite, AT&T/Casual Connect

Why? (mission statement)

Games are everywhere - on the phones, tablets, Facebook, and I am excited about all the new tools that allow everyone to create new interactive experience. By growing the game maker community, we will see more and more unique (or even artistic) games!

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