Finish It! Motivation & Processes For Video Game Development
What you'll learn
- Specific strategies for finishing your technical and creative projects.
- Methods for identifying why you are getting blocked on your project and what to do about it.
- The What-Why-Who-How-When process for professionally completing projects.
- Agile development processes for planning, scheduling and completing tasks.
- You should have a game, an app or a course that you are either currently working on or plan to start.
- You want to be more efficient, productive or motivated when working on your creative or technical projects.
If you have a technical or creative project that you want to finish (or start!), this course will help you to identify why you are getting blocked, how to stay on track and ultimately help you FINISH IT (your project that is).
We often use the word "motivation" to summarise the process of staying focused and getting our work done. But finishing challenging projects requires far more than just motivation - it requires systems, strategies, tools and planning.
In this course we start at the high level and explore how this project fits into your overall career or life goals. We look at what, exactly, your final product will look like and why on earth you are even working on your project. Often its not for very powerful reasons which can lead to some funky unproductive behaviour on our part.
We continue to drill down through your project to look at what are your very next actions, where you are blocked, what you plan to accomplish this week, this month and the next 90 days. You will learn techniques such as:
The Very Next Thing tecnhique
The Clear Your Cache technique
Your own personal approach to Finding Flow
The Work-Or-Dont-Work philosophy
The Work Breakdown Structure technique
The Accountability Buddy approach
And many more techniques for success
The goal of this course is very simple: Get you to Finish your project.
Some examples of projects that our students are working to finish are:
Video game project
App development project
Portfolio building project
Online course / study project
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The course follows a step-by-step Workbook which will guide you through your specific set of circumstances and help you finish your project.
The instructors of this course have spent years studying and teaching personal development. They have completed many projects as well as not completed many projects and have an acute understanding of what it takes to achieve success when you are in charge of your own milestones and deadlines.
You might be working solo on your project, but you don't have to do it alone. Come and get plugged into our communities of amazing developers on Facebook (nearly 20k), in our own TA-curated Community (17k views/day), and our student chat group (10k live at any one time).
We hope you allow us to contribute to the completion of your project!
Come join us now, you won't be disappointed!
Who this course is for:
- Anyone who could use some help and support to stay focused, motivated and productive while working on their project.
Rick Davidson has been making video games for a living for more than 14 years as a Designer, Producer, Creative Director, and Executive Producer, creating games for console, mobile, PC and Facebook. He founded an Indie game studio, Inspirado Games, which was acquired in 2012 by Electronic Arts / PopCap. He has worked on cool IPs such as Mario, Transformers, Captain America and Mortal Kombat and created successful new IPs from scratch (such as "GardenMind" which was nominated for Canadian Game of the Year in the social / mobile category).
As a qualified Career Coach, Rick has helped thousands of people achieve their dream of making games for a living - both as Indie Game Developers and as valuable game industry employees.
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