How to Make Video Games: The Smarter, Faster Way
What you'll learn
- How to Create Awesome Characters
- How to Use GameMakerStudio 2
- Video Game Programming
- Basic 2D Animation
- How to Find and Fix Bugs
- How to Storyboard Your Game
- Where to Get Game Assets (for free)
- How to Add Sound Effects
- How to Develop Your Game Ideas
- Game Design Mechanics
- How to Make Fun Levels
- How to Set Game Difficulty
- How to Add Visual Effects
- How to Use a Game Design Document
- How to Create a Points System
- How to Stay Focused and Motivated
- GameMaker Studio
- PC running Windows XP, Vista, 7, or later
- A DirectX 9 (or later) compatible graphics card with at least 32MB of memory
- A screen resolution of at least 1024x768 and 65536 (16-bit) colours (but preferably 32-bit true colour)
In this course, we'll teach you the exact process needed to create as many video games as you want. All with NO EXPERIENCE or coding knowledge required.
Why GameMaker Studio?
Game Maker Studio is one of the most popular engines for 2D top-down or side-view games. GameMaker Studio 2 is a fantastic option for those just beginning their journey.
One of the things that GMS spearheaded, is game creation with minimal coding skills.
Where Do You Start?
There's so much information available that it can seem overwhelming. That's why we built this course. We've broken down and organized everything you NEED to know and removed all that you don't.
No more wasting time ...
looking through support doc's
trying to teach yourself to code
reading forum threads
watching old youtube videos
We'll hold your hand and walk you through every step of the process.
Who Should Take This Course?
If you've been dreaming of making your own video games but held back because you didn't know how to start, then this course is for you!
Everything you'll need to make awesome video games will be included in this course.
The GameMaker Studios Software and the asset programs you'll use are free to start.
Also included are:
Hours of fun, over-the-shoulder video tutorials.
Access to all course materials from ANYWHERE in the world.
100% ownership of your game and intellectual property.
What You'll Learn:
We've broken down this course into easy-to-understand modules and lessons that you can revisit as many times as you'd like.
Learn the ins and outs of what goes into making a character. The character is the most important part of a video game, so we'll want to spend plenty of time learning how to create great characters. Explore all the options GameMaker Studio 2 has to offer to get our character moving around. By the end of this module, we'll have a character running and jumping around.
We'll also spend some time learning how to create animations (like fireballs) for our character.
Now that we have a character moving around the screen, let's build some spaces for them to move around in!
We'll go over how to create level layouts and add some fun mechanics to our environment.
Every game needs a title screen, and we can create ours using GameMaker Studio 2!
We'll also use GameMaker to save and load game data.
Giving the player goals is a crucial part of any game, so let's explore a few ways to do that in our games!
You'll learn all about collectibles, enemies, and creating big boss battles.
The difference between a good game and a great game is its audio. You'll learn how to implement great sound, and we'll go over the best ways to add sound effects and music to add life to your game.
Much like sound effects, adding visual effects to our game makes the overall experience much better. Even tiny visual effects can make a feature of the game come to life!
By the end of this course, you'll learn to add effects and animations your players will love.
Frequently Asked Questions
When does the course start and finish?
The course starts now and never ends! It is a completely self-paced online course - you decide when you start and when you finish.
What if I am unhappy with the course?
We want you to be satisfied, so all eligible courses purchased on Udemy can be refunded within 30 days. For whatever reason, if you are unhappy with a course, you can request a refund, provided the request meets the guidelines in The Udemy refund policy.
Do I need to know how to code?
Nope! This course is for anyone, including beginners with no experience.
Who this course is for:
Aaron's had a passion for technology and games as far back as he can remember. Whether it was playing super Nintendo games with his big brother, or taking apart computers in the dead of night, he's loved learning about how technology works.
Now he's turned that into a job he loves. He graduated with a computer science degree in 2018 and turned his focus to online learning through Udemy and YouTube with his personal channel Beyond Us Games.
You'll find tutorials and courses that cover all aspects of technology, coding, and game development. His preferred game engine is GameMaker Studio 2, as it's low cost, and allows anyone to make games with their easy to learn language.
On Udemy, he focuses on creating courses about subjects that are difficult to learn on your own, but important to know. Look for game development, web design, general programming, and more as his course catalog continues to grow.