If you’ve been invited to this page it’s because you’re already familiar with my style of tutorial videos, so you may be interested in this…
- I’m expanding my horizons and am starting to do 2D game dev using Unity. (Not leaving Corona, just expanding.)
- By May 2015 I will have a complete Unity 2D beginner game dev course available.
- Until then, I’d like to try something…
I’m creating the content for a university CS-109 course that’s focused on beginning game development with Unity. I’m working with the Ph.D. professor to create each module the week before it’s due to the current class. I get to work closely with someone who’s worked as a consultant to big name game studios (such as Halfbrick Studios – Jetpack Joyride, anyone? Fruit Ninja, much?), and best of all…
…I’m creating the content, so it belongs to me! Which means I can also offer it here, on my own site! 🙂
If you’ve ever thought about doing 2D game dev in Unity (they have a free version, by the way), I have a proposal for you. For half of the regular $97 price (that’s the price I’ll be launching at in May) I’ll give you a Backstage Pass to the Unity tutorials I’m putting together.
What do I mean by Backstage Pass?
Instead of waiting until the course is complete…
- You’ll get access as each module is completed, once a week.
- You’ll see videos I use as “experiments” when I’m researching how to implement something.
- I’ll post the links to resources that I’m using for my own education.
- We can communicate via a “members only” forum — ask me questions, suggest topics for me to cover, etc.
- Possibly even some live-streaming of coding sessions (still not sure about that one!).
But the biggest thing is that you get access to every module of the course as soon as it’s ready; the day after the university students get it.
The Backstage Pass is available starting right now and there are 16 videos already in the member area (about 100 minutes worth so far!) with more coming every week (posted late Sunday night here in Alaska).
Plus, there are online quizzes every few videos to help make sure you’re understanding the material!
Some of What You’ll Discover
When I’m learning a new language/tool I tend to go all over the place. Eventually I focus in on just the things that are needed for a specific course, but before then you’ll see me looking at a lot of different things. Such as:
- All the pieces of the Unity interface (sheesh, could there be any more panes?), including which you can ignore.
- How to get a huge jumpstart on your game (write less code, etc.).
- Sprite animation with almost zero coding.
- All the basics of displaying objects, animating, touch and keyboard events, etc.
Yes, everybody knows you can scour the internet and find tons of information — of course, it’s kind of a crap shoot as to whether what you find will be worth your time or not. With a Backstage Pass you will save a ton of time because the information you get will be just what you need to know.
The time you save can be used in actually making your own game instead of figuring out how to do it, or use the extra time to do some gardening, go on a date, or reconnect with your kids. (We all spend too much time in front of the keyboard, so when you are there, make it count!)
2D Unity Game Dev
Just to be clear, I will be focusing on making 2D games with Unity — I don’t much care about 3D games. That said, there may be times when I dig into the 3D aspects of Unity if that’s the best way to accomplish something for a 2D game. And the cool thing is, if you decide to dive into 3D game dev in the future, everything you learn with the Backstage Pass will be relevant.
Get started right now by clicking the Buy button below. The sooner you get started, the faster you’ll get up to speed with Unity and be able to create the games you want to make! Instead of just saying you’re a game developer, imagine how you’ll feel when you point to a game on someone’s phone and say, “Hey, you’re playing the game I made!”
PS – If you’re not interested in this offer, no problem — I know many people who want to just focus on Corona and I get that. But for those who want the ability to expand their skill set to one of the most used game engines around, this deal won’t get any better.
PPS – This is a time-limited offer. When I get close to the end of the semester and the course is basically done, I’ll kick the price up to the normal $97 launch price.
It will still be a great deal, but as someone who’s already signed up for one of my courses, I wanted to give you the absolute best deal.
Get access to a Unity 2D game dev course as I create it for a university. Weekly lessons (video, text, quizzes, homework assignments) for just $47 one-time. Regular price at launch will be $97. (I do awesome courses.)
PPPS – I am more excited about this new course than any I’ve done in the past year. It holds so much promise I find myself digging for extra time every week to work on it!
Van Halen backstage pass photo courtesy https://www.flickr.com/photos/hmk/ – Creative Commons