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  • 13h 12m on-demand video
  • Access on mobile

Course Details

Lessons

74

Skill level

Advanced

Scholarship

Coming soon

What Will I Learn?

  • Build a Side-Scrolling Shooter Game in Unity
  • Creating Enemies
  • Aiming and Shooting in Unity
  • Use MagicaVoxel and Photoshop for Graphics and Effects
  • How to Think like a Game Designer
  • Coding Games in C#

Description

So, you would like to make your own game but have no prior coding or designing experience? Video game programming and art creation might seem like daunting tasks, but there's no need to worry. This fun course will take you through pixel art game building from A to Z. After finishing this tutorial, you'll have a fully developed MegaMan like side-scrolling shooter game.

From C# Programming to Art Creation

It's not that easy to figure out how to make a video game all on your own. And yet, it's not that difficult with some help! This tutorial was created for people who have never done any coding in their life or want to improve their programming skills. And that's not all!

Through this course, you'll not only learn fundamentals of C# programming but also master the basics of Unity game engine, Adobe Photoshop, and MagicaVoxel. Two experience tutors will teach you how to make your own game literally from scratch.

You will build a pixel art game with stages, backgrounds, shooting mechanics, enemies and much more! By watching this tutorial, you'll learn how to make your own game that you can be satisfied with and earn some crucial practical skills that will increase your chances to get hired.

Gain Hands-On Experience

Game development professional Glauco Pires will guide you through video game programming part of this tutorial. With his help coding and using Unity will seem like a piece of cake. Kevin Liao will explain how to utilize Adobe Photoshop and MagicaVoxel most efficiently in order to create beautiful video game art.

This course isn't just about watching and listening. It is project based which means you'll learn by doing. It's usually quite difficult to cram all the technical information about different functions in various programs. And yet, if you try to understand something by applying the newly gained knowledge in practice and see the results, the learning process becomes hundred times more fluent and rewarding.

Programming is the Future

This tutorial shows you how to make a video game using C#. It's the most popular programming language for game development using Unity. Furthermore, C# is a very versatile language. Even if you're career takes a turn, and you end up doing something different than game design, knowing C# is highly rewarding! C# is used for software programs, mobile apps, cloud-based services and of course games development. So, if you know C# you instantly get far more employable.

Free and Easy to Learn

Let's focus on game development for now. After all, that's what you're here for, right? Starting your career by learning how to make your own game in Unity is a pretty solid decision.

Unity is the most popular game engine in the world! It has a vast and active community. Therefore, if you run into a problem, there's a pretty big chance someone will be able to help you out. Unity has a free version, and it's full of cool features that will make your game development process less complicated.

The Exciting World of Game Art

Now, if you're more interested in the artistic elements of game making, learning how to use Adobe Photoshop is a must. Almost all in-field professionals will tell you that Photoshop is an industry standard for 2D game art creation. The good news is Photoshop is not that challenging to master if a skilled tutor is helping you out.

MagicaVoxel isn't used as commonly as Photoshop or Unity, but it's a pretty powerful free tool that will give your games some extra flair. It's easy to use, and if you're a fan of 2D pixel art, you'll fall in love with MagicaVoxel. Furthermore, as a game artist the more programs you're familiar with, the better.

Become a Team Player

If you're a programmer, who understands how game art is created or if you're an artist, who knows basics of coding you're already ahead of the game. People with skills in different fields tend to work better in a team. And video games development is a team sport for sure!

So, what are you waiting for? Make your own game and boost your chances to join video game industry in no time.

Requirements

  • Download and Install Unity Game Engine 2017
  • Adobe Photoshop CC
  • MagicaVoxel and Adobe Photoshop CC

Curriculum

Section 1: Make your own game 1:09:11
  • 00. Introduction (03:02)
Section 2: Shooting 1:07:30
Section 3: Enemies - Part 1 1:34:20
Section 4: Enemies - Part 2 1:33:50
Section 5: Doors and buttons 55:33
Section 6: Platforms and Teleport 1:04:28
Section 7: Cutscenes and Powerups 1:04:49
Section 8: Interface - Part 1 1:08:21
Section 9: Interface - Part 2 53:13
Section 10: MagicaVoxel Crash Course 11:25
Section 11: Assets 41:34
Section 12: Cityscape 49:01
Section 13: Asset colouring 48:44
Section 14: Project export 10:44
Section 15: Extra material

About the Instructors

John Bura

Web/App/Game Developer
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John Bura is a well-known education instructor since 2011. He has over 20 years of programming experience and 15 years of teaching experience. John Bura also owns game development company called Mammoth Interactive. They focus on iPhone, iPad, Android, HTML5, ad game development for such companies like Nickelodeon. John is also providing consulting services on game and level design, programming and project management. In total, John and his company has taught over 300,000 students and developed around 50 games which reached top 10 in the app store.

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