As I write this, I'm proud to say that I've completed the first class in my game design series called Intro 2 Game Development. This class serves as a primer on video game development and the game development industry. It's ideal for anyone who wants to take a peek into how games are made, without having any previous knowledge or experience in games. Although I myself am a designer, I've constructed this first series to walk you through all of the careers in gaming, so hopefully you can find where you belong!
College level game design classes, for free. I believe high level education right now is too much about business, and not enough about learning. People are graduating college with more debt than knowledge and this bothered me for some time. So I decided to come up with a solution to the 100k diploma. I'm building these classes to offer you knowledge and an opportunity to learn from a video game developer and college level educator for and here's how it will work.
Each class will primarily be comprised of video tutorials, slide shows, developer interviews, and follow along examples on all a variety of game development subject matter. It is my goal to teach you from the ground up. Simply by watching all of the free video content, you should be able to complete any of the homework assignments given to you. Now, if you want access to the exact same assets, scenes, or files I used in my demonstration videos, you will be able to purchase them all for .99 a lesson. But here's the kicker, if you're not interested in paying for the content I used, you're more than welcome to use content of your own to follow along and not pay a dime. I'm simply hoping enough people out there will buy the .99 cent content to make it all worthwhile, but purchases are not required to participate and learn. These files will benefit anyone who wants to be able to follow along exactly with each step displayed in the lesson or examples.
In a nutshell it works like this... I am going to show you how to make a peanut butter and jelly sandwich. If you have your own peanut butter, jam and bread, you're welcome to follow along. If you want to use the same bread, jam and peanut butter that I use, you can buy it for .99 cents.
I'm giving you college classes in video game development and doing it for free, saving you about $3,000 had you gone to a private college. Even if you were to buy the .99 cent files each week in a class, you'd only end up spending at most $12 per class, still saving you thousands!
So come back March 10th when I unlock the first video for my first class, Intro to Game Development. I hope you enroll and stick around. Stay tuned as I continue to develop more classes in game design, level design, environment art and more!