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Playmaker News => Playmaker Announcements => Topic started by: Alex Chouls on February 08, 2013, 10:23:45 AM

Title: Play! Make Your First Video Game in 4 Weeks from Scratch
Post by: Alex Chouls on February 08, 2013, 10:23:45 AM
Playmaker is being used in a new online course by the talented Brandon Wu, founder of Studio Pepwuper: http://skl.sh/SwBox6

What it is: The course is 100% online, virtual, and starts later this month. Best of all, it costs just $25, or $15 for the first 100 students.

Who it's for: Almost everyone! It's totally beginner-level, so it won't be appropriate for those who can already code. Artists, designers, or anyone remotely geeky or artsy will enjoy and benefit from the class though.

How you can help: If it's not too much to ask, please do share this class with your networks, either through social media or an email. Wouldn't it be cool if we could grow the Unity+PlayMaker community to be even bigger and better, spread game-making education, and encourage more creativity in the world of game development?

A tweet/ Facebook post if you're feeling lazy :P : Want to make a video game?! Here's a 4-week beginner class, no coding required! by @TheBrandonWu http://skl.sh/SwBox6
Title: Re: Play! Make Your First Video Game in 4 Weeks from Scratch
Post by: Appood on May 25, 2013, 01:20:23 AM
got missed out
Title: Re: Play! Make Your First Video Game in 4 Weeks from Scratch
Post by: tal1m0n on June 22, 2013, 08:16:56 PM
As an artist who has never written a single line of code I'm developing myself full time to playmaker now so I actually have something to do with my art assets. By the end of the 4 weeks I'd hope to be beyond the "8 year old kid friendly" stage to something a little more moderate, which is why I wish instead of doing a class they'd have a large library of tutorials like digitaltutors or lynda.com.

People are saying "you don't need tutorials" because it's so basic but I keep getting stuck on on certain things.


It's only been a couple of days hopefully I'll get it figured out soon.
Title: Re: Play! Make Your First Video Game in 4 Weeks from Scratch
Post by: semie on August 01, 2013, 03:15:25 PM
I have started this course and continue to work through when time permits. I am also coming from an artists perspective and struggle with coding/programming more than mo0st...
In doing this course I was able to pull together very quickly a lot of disjointed info I already had and put it directly into a game dev proces. Yes, basic games I know but my capacity to begin actually implementing Playmaker and using it to get actual outcomes that I was after increased rapidly.

i still get stumped when it comes to a more serious level of logic, but the fundamentals are covered and it was refreshing for me to see improvement in my own abilities. For $25 it is well worth it for beginners.
Title: Re: Play! Make Your First Video Game in 4 Weeks from Scratch
Post by: mikewwayne on August 02, 2013, 01:18:46 PM
Hello Alex, will the class cover things like Raycasting, AI Raycasting or basiclly A fps or third person shooter ?
Title: Re: Play! Make Your First Video Game in 4 Weeks from Scratch
Post by: Alex Chouls on August 02, 2013, 03:35:37 PM
Hi, I don't run the class, just helping Brandon get the word out :)

You can follow the link and ask Brandon Wu about the class...