Math For Video Games: The Fastest Way To Get Smarter At Math
What you'll learn
- Fundamental math concepts
- Number base manipulation including binary, decimal and hex
- Addition, subtraction, multiplication and division in multiple bases
- IEEE754 floating point and why it matters
- Deeply understand vector space in 2D, 3D and higher!
- Trigonometry calculations such as sin, cos and tan
- More advanced vector math such as dot and cross products
- Projectile motion mathematics
- Combinatorics and probability theory and where to use it
- Pen & paper or digital equivalent
- Internet access for quizzes and reference
- NO math skills required
Maths and video games go hand-in-hand. Video games are a practical, challenging, and fun way to sharpen your math skills. What's more, video games are like living math. From graphics and physics, to AI and movement, games are full of math.
Learn foundational math concepts relevant to game development. In the course we break it down and build it back up, block by block. For each skill you will start from an interesting real-world problem. You'll always understand why you're learning a concept, and feel motivated to solve the problem in hand. In the course you will learn:
How to write and solve equations relevant to game development.
Basic trigonometry the fun way, triangles, circles & stuff.
Enough vector math to make 2D and 3D games.
About imaginary & complex numbers, angles & quaternions.
The concepts learnt will help you create interesting scoring mechanics, have one object smoothly follow another, calculate the path of a projectile, target enemies using triangles and understand how random item drops work.
This course is the result of a successful Kickstarter, and consistent demand from our community of hundreds of thousands of students worldwide. There is a real need to improve math skills, not just for games, but for many areas of life. You'll be amazed how much more colourful the world looks as your math improves.
All the math you learn will be reinforced with quizzes. You'll write your own handwritten notes as you go, to help you remember your skills. We'll translate some of the math to pseudocode so you can see how it applies to C#, C++, Python and any other modern language.
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).
You will get full lifetime access for a single one-off fee. The creators are qualified and experienced coders and avid gamers, so are able to explain complex concepts clearly, as well as entertain along the way.
This course is still in development, with new content dropping on a weekly basis.
Join us on this exciting journey now, you won't be disappointed!
Who this course is for:
- Game developers of any level who want strong math foundations
- Non game-developers who want to learn math the fun way
- Those competent in math who want to hone their skills
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We have more than a million students, and our aim is to make and maintain high quality courses that are engaging and entertaining for them.
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Hi, I'm Ben. I have a degree in computing from Imperial College London, and a physics diploma from the Open University.
I started working for myself at the age of 15, and never looked back. I explored careers as varied as being a commercial pilot, stunt-man, rock climbing instructor, and more. None of these provided a continued challenge, and stable income in the same way technology does.
After building and selling a home computer support business, I became an angel investor and business mentor here in Cambridge UK. I fell in love with teaching game development through one of my investments, and I now spend all of my time sharing my passion with people like you.
I can't wait to help you experience the fulfilment, and financial freedom, that having a deep understanding of technology brings.
So why not start learning to make games with me and my team now?
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Gary is a self-proclaimed nerd who absolutely loves video games, maths, science, and technology.
He studied Computing & IT with the Open University and was first introduced to GameDev tv in 2017, when he enrolled on the “Complete Unity Developer” course. Gary wanted to get serious about making games and a few months later he was a Unity certified developer and now run his own indie game studio.
In his younger years, Gary worked as a professional musician and private guitar tutor and particularly enjoyed passing on his knowledge to others. So, when the opportunity arose to become a GameDev tv instructor, he couldn’t pass up the chance to share his knowledge and passion with all of you!