Game Development Crash Course w/Corona SDK: You Can Do It!

Impress your family and friends with your own iOS & Android mobile game in this Game Development Course for Beginners!
Rating: 3.8 out of 5 (1,300 ratings)
86,818 students
Game Development Crash Course w/Corona SDK: You Can Do It!
Rating: 3.8 out of 5 (1,300 ratings)
86,820 students
Discover How Much Fun Making Your Own Game Can Be!
Find Out How To Use The Core Features Of The Corona SDK Framework!
Follow Along As We Make A Game For Your iOS Or Android Tablet Or Phone!


  • System Requirements: Mac OS® X 10.7 or later, Intel Mac
  • System Requirements: Windows XP or later, 1 GHZ processor

If you're interested in 2D mobile game development you've probably heard of the Corona SDK framework -- because it's freaking awesome!

In this online game development crash course for beginners we’re going to dive in and create a simple game. Along the way you'll magically learn how to use the core concepts of Corona SDK...

  • Animation
  • Tap and Touch Events
  • Playing Audio

So put the dog outside, send your kids to the neighbor's to play, tell your spouse you need some "me time" -- and then dive into this crash course and find out just how easy...

...and how much FUN making your own game can be!

Who this course is for:
  • People Who Wanna Make Games!
  • Either minor coding experience (Javascript? PHP? BASIC?) or just a passion for diving in and exploring!
  • Folks Who Have Heard About Corona SDK And Want To Understand All The Excitement!
  • Folks Who Have Never Heard Of Corona SDK, But Want To Make Games, Darn It!
Course content
7 sections • 20 lectures • 1h 4m total length
  • What You'll Discover
  • Installing the Corona SDK Framework
  • Installing the Outlaw IDE
  • Downloading the Sample Code
  • Inspecting the Project Files
  • Need a Lua Programming Refresher?
  • Space Oddity
  • Move On Down the Road
  • Tweaking the Display Objects
  • Are You Through, Yet?
  • Touch-a, Touch-a, Touch-a, Touch Me
  • I'd Tap That!
  • Bleep, Bloop! Pew, Pew!
  • Tweaking an Audio file with Audacity Software
  • Texting (Not the SMS Kind)
  • Run Up the Score
  • A Little Bit More
  • Looking in the Rearview Mirror
  • Movin' Right Along
  • Bonus Lecture

Course Instructor
J. A. Whye
  • 4.3 Instructor Rating
  • 1,450 Reviews
  • 142,070 Students
  • 6 Courses

Jay has been programming professionally since 1988, starting with game programming and then over the years moving to internet programming with a major Seattle telecommunications firm. Jay started programming for mobile devices in 2010 and currently has several games and apps in the Apple App Store with more on the way.

In addition to writing hundreds of technical articles over the years, Jay has recorded dozens of hours of tutorial videos. He's been a speaker at technical conferences and enjoys teaching how to make games and apps almost as much as making games and apps themselves.

Jay is a Certified Developer with Corona SDK, and is also diving into Unity to make 2D games and tutorials.