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snortch

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Making 2d tutorials - interested?
« on: June 22, 2017, 12:43:56 PM »
First up, I posted something similar in response to an older thread within this topic, sorry for posting twice.

I have started making video tutorial that are focused on 2d game design and construction using playmaker. Thought I would create a quick thread to share what some of my plans are and see what the group thinks:

- 4 to 6 hrs of walkthrough based video tutorials
- Build challenges that will allow you to put into practice what you observed during the walkthrough videos by building things that are related to what you just watched. You would do your best to build and a solution video would be provided when you're done or when you're stuck.
- A learning community site where participants can learn from one another, new build challenges will be posted (and solved) and focused game design articles and discussions will be available.

I'm thinking of charging a one-time fee of $30 to gain access to the tutorials and learning community. What do you think? Would you pay $30 for something like this? What kind of game mechanics would you be interested in building?

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Re: Making 2d tutorials - interested?
« Reply #1 on: June 25, 2017, 10:39:26 PM »
I don,'t think anyone would shell 30 bucks for just videos. But complete projects with documentation AND videos, yes.

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Re: Making 2d tutorials - interested?
« Reply #2 on: June 25, 2017, 11:23:41 PM »
I disagree. I dont know if 30 or not, but I paid for MDOTstranges playmaker videos. Also his behavior designer videos. I know other people also bought the other playmaker tutorial on udemy.

It should be pointed out that udemy has often heavily discounted products and they do NOT pay a good percent to the instructors. (I was a former instructor on udemy). So I am not recommending them at all.

Anyways, I am not doing 2d gaming, so not me. But I did pay for something similar for 3d when I first started. So I think there is a market. But you need to do lots of short tuts on youtube to draw people in as well.
« Last Edit: June 25, 2017, 11:25:21 PM by tcmeric »

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Re: Making 2d tutorials - interested?
« Reply #3 on: July 05, 2017, 02:00:18 PM »
Thanks for the responses. If $30 seems too high, what do you think the sweet spot would be price-wise? I know I paid $25 for One Month Game School playmaker tutorials and got value from them.

@tcmeric - I noticed that you've been making tutorial videos that are quite well done. Did you put a playmaker/unity tutorial up on Udemy? How did it go?

Thanks for the short tutorials on YouTube tip. I have been thinking the same thing. I'm also considering just making my own site and driving traffic to it through the short YT tutorials so that Udemy doesn't get a cut. Should probably really do both and see which performs better...