Even a decade ago, creating your own video games took a monumental investment of time and attention. Now, the advent of insanely powerful game engines and creation environments like Unity have shaved considerable time off the average build. Yet make no mistake — making a game is still no minor effort. And it still requires a lot of wide-ranging programming knowledge to do it right.
You can get a firm grasp on the basics for creating a truly epic gaming experience with the instruction available in The Comprehensive Game Development Bundle.
This collection features 10 courses covering practical hands-on knowledge with valuable game-creation tools needed to make games you'd actually want to play.
If you want to learn anything, it's always best to start at the beginning. So before you plunge into direct game creation, a handful of courses here offer a background in fundamental coding disciplines that will be invaluable to your building. From HTML5 Game Development for Beginners with Phaser to Learn Python 3 by Making a Game to Discover SFML for C++ Game Development, you'll build know-how in using bedrock programming basics like HTML and Python.
But since you want to build games, you'll also get courses Unreal Engine Game Development for Beginners and Intro to Multiplayer Game Development, which get students introduced to using the Unreal and Unity game engines, two of the most powerful game creation platforms anywhere.
Armed with all that game creation ability, you can now turn it loose on an assortment of specific game-building projects designed to test your newfound skill. You'll learn to control player and enemy movement in Build an Action RPG in Unreal Engine; how to master weapons and shooting with C# and object pooling in Construct a First Person Shooter; and how to create your own tomb diving puzzle-oriented game in Develop a Puzzle Platformer Game.
Finally, game development never stops expanding, so you'll also get courses going deep in virtual reality by building an Immersive VR app about the International Space Station (VR Pointers: Space Station App) and even the melding of life and games in Intro to Augmented Reality.
Originally a nearly $2,000 package of training, you can get all 10 courses now for only $39.99.
Prices are subject to change.