Want to Make Video Games?We''ll show you how!
In fact, we'll teach you the exact process needed to create as many video games as you want.
All from your computer.
And all with NO EXPERIENCE or coding knowledge required.
- looking through support doc's
- trying to teach yourself to code
- reading forum threads
- watching old youtube videos
Learn from an experienced game developer exactly how to build your own games from nothing (no programming or development experienced needed).
You'll learn every step of the process and you'll even have direct access to your instructor for help with your project.
- Hours of fun, over-the-shoulder video tutorials.
- Direct access to our Game Development Instructor (Aaron) who will help you build your game.
- Access to our private community of beginner game development students.
- Access to all course materials from ANYWHERE in the world.
- Access to all course materials forever.
- The chance to showcase your completed game online for your friends (we'll set it up - for free).
- 100% ownership of your game and intellectual property.
- How Start a Video Game Design Career
- Game Juice: The secret sauce to bigger better games.
- How to Capitalize on Video Game Ideas
Get familiar with everything you need to make your game!
We've laid out all the tools and assets you'll need, and it's all free.
Explore all the options GameMaker Studio 2 has to offer to get our character moving around.
By the end of this module we'll have a character running and jumping around.
We'll also spend some time learning how to create animations (like fireballs) for our character.
Every game needs a title screen, and we can create ours using GameMaker Studio 2!
We'll also use GameMaker to save and load game data.
The difference between a good game and a great game is its audio.
You'll learn how to implement great sound, and we'll go over the best ways to add sound effects and music to add life to your game.
Much like sound effects, adding visual effects to our game makes the overall experience much better.
Even tiny visual effects can make a feature of the game come to life!
By the end of this course, you'll learn to add effects and animations your players will love.
Aaron's had a passion for technology and gaming as far back as he can remember. He grew up gaming with his family, and has turned that into a career of teaching others to develop the games of their dreams.
Aaron graduated with a Computer Science degree in 2018 and then turned his focus to online teaching. You can find him learning new technologies, languages, and platforms to then teach his students. He loves game design, web development, videography, and his family.
His motto is Keep Making, Keep Learning, as Aaron believes that everyone can learn with the right teacher. So don't give up if you struggle, you can do this! Aaron's journey almost ended before it began because he struggled and didn't believe in himself, and now he promotes the message of empowerment to all. You can learn, and you can do this! Let's do it together!
StartLesson 1: What Is A Game Designer? (5:17)
StartLesson 2: What Is A Game Programmer? (5:49)
StartLesson 3: Showcasing GameMaker Studio 2 (5:59)
StartLesson 4: Easing Into Coding (9:41)
StartLesson 5: Event Based Programming (9:25)
StartLesson 6: Variables (8:01)
StartLesson 7: The Manual (4:12)
StartLesson 8: Asking For Help (5:15)
StartLesson 1: Making Your First Game (4:14)
StartLesson 2: Creating Our Snake (8:56)
StartLesson 3: Controlling Our Snake (2:38)
StartLesson 4: Creating Food (2:59)
StartLesson 5: What’s A Function? (8:05)
StartLesson 6: Feeding Our Snake (10:01)
StartLesson 7: Design Talk: Randomness (5:28)
StartLesson 8: What Makes A Game? (3:50)
StartLesson 9: Losing (4:20)
StartLesson 10: Adding A Challenge (10:17)
StartLesson 11: Design Talk: Difficulty (3:13)
StartLesson 12: Design Talk: “Obvious” Game Expectations (4:28)
StartLesson 13: Adding A Score (7:21)
StartLesson 14: Sharing Your Game (3:11)