Starting Up a Game Development Studio
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
- 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.
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
I am an entrepreneur at heart and a software engineer by profession. I have founded many initiatives including the Cambridge Game Creators network which boasts more than 600 game developers and a one off international exhibition/conference, http :// 2013 -dot- Mosaic3DX -dot- com.
I am proud that I was able to effectively employ my "iterative" and "visual" teaching techniques during my professional career as a technical trainer at ARM Limited (Cambridge, UK) working with Microprocessor and GPU hardware/software design teams to create and deliver training courses for large international companies ranging from smart phone vendors to IoT device manufacturers and even game engine developers.
In addition I gained some experience of creating courses on Udemy while helping Ben Tristem create his "Unreal Engine" course ( look up "unrealcourse" on Udemy ).
This is what I think makes me a skilled instructor and so I am hoping to bring more value to the Udemy community by creating and publishing new courses here.