Beginners guide to Outsourcing Video Game projects
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Beginners guide to Outsourcing Video Game projects

Learn how to outsource any game project smarter, faster, and easier.
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Created by Tico Smith
Last updated 5/2016
English
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Includes:
  • 1 hour on-demand video
  • 2 Articles
  • Full lifetime access
  • Access on mobile and TV
  • Certificate of Completion
What Will I Learn?
  • Track their game project budget using spreadsheet software
  • Manage their game project task using project management software
  • Find freelancers using forums
  • Find freelancers using gig platforms
  • Find communication Software to connect with freelancers
  • Avoid freelancer scams
  • Get legal documents for freelancers
  • Outsource their game project to video game developing companies
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Requirements
  • This course assumes that students already knows what game engine they want to use
  • This course assumes that students already knows what type of game they want to make
  • This course assumes that student already knows what platform they want to release their game on (steam, android store, Google play, consoles, etc.)
  • Students are expected to have a minimum budget of +$2000 to outsource their game project
  • Students must have knowledge of the English Language
  • Students will need to have basic knowledge of using a search browser
Description

What is this course about?

This course was created as beginners guide for people who are seeking learn how to outsource their game project. It was designed to be basic and not contain difficult terminology that some new comers may find daunting when first starting to outsource for their game project.

This course was not designed with any particular game in mind, but people should be able to use what they learn from the material in the course for just about any game they are outsourcing.

This course was designed for people who either want more free time, cannot complete a certain task due to lack of skills in game development, or want to save money by hiring people on a “as needed basis” when they begin a game project.

You can use this course outsource you game development task for mobile, Indie, or AAA projects.

 

What terminology would students expect to use to find this course?

This course was designed for students who are using search terms for game outsourcing in hopes of saving them time and money. Students looking for this course most likely have money to spend, but do not have any game outsourcing experience. Other terminology include

-          Mobile game outsourcing

-          Indie game outsourcing

-          AAA game outsourcing

-          Learning game outsourcing

What kind of materials is included?

Students will find video footage that contains audio and sort of walks them through the process of finding freelancer for their game outsourcing needs. Students are also given a resource cheat sheet that they can use to get started with managing their outsourcing task, as well as where to find freelancers to outsource their game to.

How long will the course take to complete?

The course altogether is approximately fifty minutes. Students should be able to finish it all in just one sitting.

How is this course structured?

The course first begins with an introduction then leads to the student creating a projected scope and budget for their game project before they begin outsourcing task to various freelancers or companies, soon after students will be introduced to various tools that can be used to help them with outsourcing task (trackers, project management).

Why should students take this course?

Students should take this course if they looking to start outsourcing task for their game project. Outsourcing their game project can be a huge time saver, as well as a money saver in the long run. Students who have an interest in starting a game project but not necessarily doing all the work themselves may find outsourcing their game very appealing.

 

Who is the target audience?
  • This course is for people who are interested in outsourcing a game project
  • This is course is for those who want workers on a “as needed basis”
  • This course is for those who want to test the waters with game producing without having to fully commit (hire employees)
  • This course is for those who are interested in making money with producing video games but do not know where to start
  • This course is NOT a game development course
  • This course is NOT a get rich quick method
  • This course touches on what tools to use with outsourcing your game but it does not go into depth with these tools because it is not needed.
  • This course does NOT teach you communication or leadership skills
  • Do NOT take this course unless you have a budget of a minimum of +$2000 that you are prepared to spend on a game project
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Curriculum For This Course
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Introduction
1 Lecture 05:47

This section will be an introduction to me as the instructor, and will go over what the student will be learning throughout the course.

Preview 05:47
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Scope & Budget
1 Lecture 02:05

In this video students will have to decide on how big their game project is going to be (Mobile game, Mod, Indie game, AAA game) and creating a budget around that. The amount of budget you have will most likely dictate what type of game project you build.

Project scale and creating a budget
02:05
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Project tools
3 Lectures 09:39

This video will show student what spreadsheet software they will need in order to keep track of task and budget.

Preview 03:20

This video is an introduction to a project management tool called GanttProject.

Project Management Software
04:13

This video will introduce the student to popluar communcation softwares such as Skype, Gotomeeting, and Anymeeting. Students can use these softwares to communciated with freelancers.

Communication Software
02:06
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Projected game project expenses follow up #1
1 Lecture 00:12
What you should have so far
00:12
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Getting Legal Documents
2 Lectures 05:29

I will show students what service to use to get legal documents, and also explain to them why they should be using them.

Legal Service
01:33

In this video I teach students what to watch out for before they start hiring freelancers.

Avoiding Scams
03:56
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Legal Document
0 Lectures 00:00

This quiz will be use to test you knowledge about this section.

Legal Document Quiz
5 questions
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Finding Freelancers for game project
2 Lectures 09:01

This is good place to start to look for freelancers.

Preview 04:55

Very popluar platforms to use when looking for freelancers for your game project.

Finding freelancers source 2
04:06
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Outsourcing your game projects to companies
1 Lecture 06:02

In this video I go over where you can find companies to outsource your video game project to.

Preview 06:02
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Projected game project expenses follow up #2
1 Lecture 02:00

In this video I will be going over what students should have learned from the course topics

What you should have so far
02:00
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Wrapping things up
1 Lecture 06:57

In this video I will be going over what students should have learned from the course topics

Conclusion
06:57
1 More Section
About the Instructor
Tico Smith
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Instructor

Hello my name is Tico. I have quite a lot of experience buillding websites and making them go viral. I have decided because of the years I have spent getting viral traffic to my blogs I went ahead and created a course that will show others how I was able to achieve succces. 

Over the past couple of years I have gained lot of experience with building and maintaing a online businesses, and this was largely due to the fact that I knew how to get traffic to my blog at no extra cost! I am very happy to be able to share my knowledge with the world.Thank you for your time and visit my Udemy page often for new courses.