Intro to GameDev

This course will #Unlock a totally new understanding of what gaming really means.

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  • Eye-opening lessons
  • New live lessons weekly
  • Ask questions in real-time
  • Lifetime access to replays
  • 100% family friendly
  • Meet virtual coding buddies
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Take a breath.
Imagine a super fun and user-friendly game being played by millions of people around the world. And this game was built by you or even cooler, your child.

What would you name it? Who would be the characters? What would be the objectives? 

🏆 fun lessons & fun homework

At the Unlock Academy, we only teach subjects we feel comfortable teaching. That's why we are able to make our lessons so simple to comprehend.

Whether you're 8-years-old or 50-years-old, you'll be able to follow along at the pace we set.

*Sidenote: We have a helpful FAQ section at the bottom of this page. It's all yours.

🏆 from cages to stages

Our mission-drive journey has put us on national stages. We've inspired millions of people around the world.

Watch this video to learn about our journey from Poverty to Global Empowerment..or what we like to call #FromCagesToStages.

If we can do it. You can do it.
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FAQs

Is this course for Kids and Adults?

Yes it is! 

What Do I Do First?

The first 10 lessons are already recorded for your convenience. You can start building a game today!

Log in and start on Lesson 1!

Are the Sessions Live?

We have a live session on Thursdays!

This makes it super fun and engaging. If you can not make it to the live session, you will still get a replay video that you and your family can watch whenever you'd like.

What are the pre-requisites for this course?

There are none. All you need is a computer device and the internet.

This course is best for:
  • Kids and Adults
  • Ages 8 - 58
  • Computer Operating System: Windows or Mac

What type of computer do I need?

If you want to participate in the lessons you'll need:
  • A Windows computers
  • A Mac Computer
  • A Linux Computer
*If you don't have a computer you can still watch along and learn! 

Would a Chromebook Work for this course?

To build games in this specific course, we are using a program called Unity. Although there is a way to use Unity on Chromebook, Unity does not fully support Chromebook. Read this article to learn how to get Unity to work on Chromebook: 

Can I follow along with my Phone or Tablet?

Yes! Anyone can follow along and learn the concepts we'll be covering. However, if you don't have a computer, you won't be able to download the software needed to exercise the lessons yourself.

Have no fears. Thousands of people have signed up for our courses with just a phone and eventually became amazing coders once they got their computers. Use this time to watch, learn and repeat.

Is this the only courses you have?

Not at all! We teach all kinds of coding! Sign up for our Mastery or Youth Membership to get access to our other courses:
  • Web Development
  • Database Development
  • API Development
  • App Development
  • Freelancing
Some of the Languages you'll learn:
  • HTML
  • CSS
  • JavaScript
  • Python
  • Wordpress

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Getting Started
First Steps!
Important Message For Parents
How to Install Unity
Register for Live Sessions
How to Register and Attend?
Lesson #1
Lesson 1.1 - What is GameDev?
15 mins
Lesson 1.2 - Introduction to Unity Game Engine
43 mins
Homework
Have Questions?
Lesson #2
Lesson 2 - Adding Color and Sound
37 mins
Lesson 2 Homework
Lesson #3
Lesson 3 - Adding Trails & Confetti
33 mins
Lesson 3 - Homework
Lesson 4
Lesson 4 - Animating Objects
40 mins
Lesson 4 - Homework
Lesson 5
Lesson 5 - Adding Bouncy Effect to Character
13 mins
Lesson 5 - Homework
Lesson 6
Lesson 6 - Adding Enemies to the Scene
21 mins
Lesson 6 - Homework
Lesson 7
Lesson 7 - Changing Pause Screen
11 mins
Lesson 7 - Homework
Lesson 8
Lesson 8 - Adding Your Face to the Game
19 mins
Lesson 9 - Homework
Lesson 9
Lesson 9 - Exporting/Sharing Your Game
20 mins
Lesson 9 - Homework
Lesson #10
Lesson 10 - 3D Karting Game
34 mins
Lesson 10 - Homework
Lesson 11
Lesson 11 - 3D Karting Speed Pads
19 mins
Lesson 11 - Homework
Final Steps
Start Learning How to Code
Extra Resources
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🏆 champions of empowerment

We created this course for everyone, but especially our youth. The younger our kids learn technical concepts, the more likely they are to fall in love and master the skills.

Enroll your kids, nieces, nephews and even your neighbors kids. They'll appreciate you forever!

If you are an adult taking this class, we encourage you to pay it forward as well. Learn the skill and then teach a child you know. #ItTakesATribe