Starting Up a Game Development Studio
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Starting Up a Game Development Studio

Discover the secrets of some of the most successful people in the UK's games industry and learn how you can be one!
4.5 (30 ratings)
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180 students enrolled
Created by Ramin Zaghi
Last updated 4/2018
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This course includes
  • 1 hour on-demand video
  • 5 downloadable resources
  • Full lifetime access
  • Access on mobile and TV
  • Certificate of Completion
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What you'll learn
  • Know how some of the most successful indie game studios started up
  • Understand what it is like to start and run a game development business in the UK
  • Make a more informed decision whether starting an indie game development business is for you
Course content
Expand all 7 lectures 51:19
+ The Beginnings
3 lectures 17:28

This video covers introduces the instructor and gives you an overview of the rest of the course.

Preview 02:10

Learn who we are.

The founders
05:41

Learn how we started our companies.

Preview 09:37
+ The Idea Formation
1 lecture 07:16

Where did we get the idea for our first game, the product that was going to make us successful?

The idea formation for a product
07:16
+ The Dawn of Success
1 lecture 08:42

How do we define success and a successful product? In other words, how would you know if your game is a success and what to do with it?

The signs of a successful product
08:42
+ Doing Business
1 lecture 11:17

See how we took the next steps to becoming who we are today. Everything, from scaling up our operations to buying an office to work from.

Doing business in the UK for game developers
11:17
+ A Word of Advice
1 lecture 06:36

If you are thinking of starting your own games development studio then this is what we would recommend.

A word of advice for starters
06:36
Requirements
  • To take the most out of this course, it is recommended to have a basic understanding of creating art work or programming for games.
  • It would also be useful to have a basic understanding of concepts of starting up a new business in your own country.
  • The content of this course is focused on starting up a new game development business and so having an interest in this particular subject is the most crucial requirement for this course.
Description

The author, Ramin, is the founder of Cambridge Game Creators, a professional network for games developers in the UK. The lessons in this course are created from a series of interviews that he conducted with some of the most successful people in the UK games industry.

You will hear answers to many of your questions about starting up your own studio from the following people:

  • Ben Tristem who is arguably the most successful games development teacher in the world
  • Dr. Jo Twist, CEO of the UK Interactive Entertainment association (UKIE) which has more than 250 business members all of which operate in or with the games industry
  • Sarah & James Woodrow, founders of the Utopian World of Sandwiches with the hugely successful game "Chompy Chomp Chomp"
  • Greg Denness & Graeme Clark of Inertia Studios who went from their university dorms to owning their successful game studio, delivering games that are played by thousands of people every day
  • Joseph Humfrey & Jon Ingold, founders of the Inkle Studios with hugely popular games such as "Sorcery" and "80 Days"
  • and Sean McMurchy, the AAA games artist who reveals the ups and downs of leaving a well paid job working as a successful games artist in Canada to becoming a freelancer in the UK!
Who this course is for:
  • Game Developers
  • Entrepreneurs who are interested in the business of developing and selling games