Business of Games and Entrepreneurship

As well as a form of art and entertainment, games are about business. Whether you want to work at a game studio, start your own business or make games as a hobby, recognizing the dynamic landscape of the videogame industry is critical to finding your place. This course will introduce you to game production, project management, teamwork skills, and how to position your game ideas and yourself in the broader marketplace. By the end of the course, you will be able to develop an impactful portfolio of game work to get noticed and/or develop an effective business plan to bring your game to market.

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Institution Michigan State University
Instructor Casey O'Donnell
Price Free (with limitations) or $79 for a Verified Certificate
Language English (English)
Subjects Business Business Strategy
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game development

...don't know much about business or where to start to get that kind of information.

...for anyone that wants to be a professionist in the future…

Besides that, the course is stellar.Very well structured and handled…

really like

I really like professor O'Donnell, he is very communicative, simple and fun.

I wish it had more content.Very expensive course for this amount of content…

useful information

Lots of useful information and exercises.AwesomeExcellent introduction to the business of games…

...VERY useful information on how to handle the many aspects of games as businesses…

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