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Discovering Godot

Make Video Games in Python-like GDScript

Learning to code by making games is a great idea, yet things can get in your way. Some game engines are over-specialised, overcomplicated and can overwhelm new users. Furthermore C-family languages like C-sharp and C++ can be cumbersome.

It's time to discover Godot, a general-purpose, simple and welcoming game engine. Powered by GDScript, a lightweight and easy to learn Python-like programming language, you'll be up-to-speed with the fundamentals of coding in a jiffy.

Whether you’re a complete beginner at writing code, an experienced developer wanting to explore this wonderful engine or a game designer who wants to embrace free and open-source software in your work, this course is for you.

Frequently Asked Questions…

Do I really need to learn a new programming language?

Absolutely, GDScript is based on Python - one of the most popular and productive coding languages in the world. As a beginner, this is a great place to start and experienced coders will find their coding improves with the perspective Python brings.

What if I don’t like “dynamically-typed” languages like Python?

Give them another chance. You’ll be sold in the first section when you see how easy it is to import a JSON file. Remember less typing means less typing. If it looks like a duck, and it quacks like a duck...

Do I really need to learn yet another game engine?

Like learning a 2nd or 3rd spoken language, the perspective you will gain from a new engine is invaluable, even if you decide to settle on another engine. You’ll re-use your existing knowledge, and discover much easier ways to do some things. Once expanded your mind will never go back to its original shape :-)

Are the any decent games made in Godot?

There are loads in the pipeline, and we want you to be amongst the first to bring yours to market. You can develop simple games fast and painlessly in Godot, and now is the perfect time to great a head-start on your competitors. This is why we have chosen to teach this wonderful game engine.

But I’ve had a look and it feels a bit “noddy”.

That’s what we thought at first, but we were wrong. It reminds me of the quote by Abraham Lincoln: “I don't like that man. I must get to know him better”. What’s actually going on here is Godot makes great use of information hiding, and shows you only what’s relevant to getting the job at-hand done.

Take a look at the reviews our students have taken the time to leave. Here are just few we like...

“... the course is fun and seems well designed for beginners to the Godot Engine. Yann is fun to listen to and explains everything very well.”

Benjamin Anderson - Godot Developer

“this is hands down the best game development course I have taken.”

Simone Bosi

“If you want to learn game development or if you're just curious about programming, Godot and this course are perfect for you. ”

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We start with simple 2D games, that help you focus on learning to code. We have a word game, a platform game and a stealth game. By the end of these projects you’ll have a thorough working knowledge of both GDScript and Godot as an engine.

Every lecture contains challenges, to make you literally stop and think. Every project builds on your knowledge, and spaced-repetition ensures you remember what you learn.

Yann will be your main instructor, building each game in GDScript. Once Godot version 3.1 is stable we will help you convert the projects to C#.

There’s no better time to learn to code by making games, and this course is a great place to start - guaranteed.

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Rating 4.5 based on 327 ratings
Length 33.5 hours
Starts On Demand (Start anytime)
Cost $13
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Instructors Ben Tristem, Yann Burrett, GameDev.tv by Ben Tristem
Download Videos Only via the Udemy mobile app
Language English
Subjects Programming
Tags Game Development Development

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easy to follow in 23 reviews

The lecturing is easy to follow and I would say the pacing is good for people with no prior experience.

The course is very professional, well-planned and easy to follow.

You guys are super charming and very easy to follow.

I'm only on the first program but they go into deep detail and explain everything clearly as I've come to expect, and they make what I thought originally complicated concepts very simple to understand and easy to follow.

Everything is well explained, easy to follow and very fun.

Nevertheless I don't think it is so situable for people with 0 progamming experience just because it has some intermediate concepts (such an arrays, dictionaries, etc) that might not be so easy to follow for absolute newcomers.

Thanks for gamedev.tv for support Godot with this course, Yann explain all the little things one by one and its very easy to follow, its a good course for either a programmer or a beginner, godot is a very simple engine on your first look, but its so complex and full of functionalities.

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looking forward in 14 reviews

Certainly looking forward to the second half of the course.

I am looking forward to start on 3d section and will update this review when I am done.

Very exceited to continue with GameDevTV and I'm looking forward to future C# updates.

I am looking forward to the following sections.

I'm still very happy with the course and looking forward to the first 3D project :) UPDATE: I'm at the beginning of the third project, the 2D stealth game and I'm very happy with the course so far!

I looking forward to begin with the platform game.

Looking forward to the next section.

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highly recommend in 10 reviews

(Nevertheless, the course is easily the best Godot learning course I could find and is highly recommended.

Overall, well done and highly recommended for both total beginners and devs interested in trying out Godot.

Best course on udemy about Godot Engine this course makes you zero to hero :D i highly recommend this course because it's amazing after this course i can make my own games with Godot Engine and best part of this course you can take your answers less than 5 min Awesome course!

This is easily one of the best Udemy courses I've done and I highly recommend it to someone wanting solid tutorials in the Godot engine.

Highly recommended!!!

Highly recommended!

I highly recommend anyone interested in Godot to take the course.

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follow along in 8 reviews

To me personally it feels more like I am watching the instructor design the game and frantically trying to follow along rather than learning how Godot works or how to make my own games with it.

They walk you through step by step and present you with the assets you need to build the game, but I also find the lectures general enough and paced well enough that you can start making your own (similar) game instead and still follow along.

Have to slow down playback to follow along and work your own project at the same time, which is ridiculous considering i usually speed up playback.

Excellent course well explained, I had bought another Godot course before this so I was familiar with basic Godot but still learned extra bits I never knew existed Yann goes into great detail, everything is well explained and even features transcripts so you can read back and they are highlighted with specific documentation for Godot from there main site and easy to follow along if you struggle with the videos, great community very helpful and friendly and videos are well prepared with clear audio video and CC thank you so much Yann for a great course I like that he is very detailed, when he explains it.

Easy to follow along with most of the time, a lot of fun to play with Godot once you get into the second project.

Good explanations Easy to follow along, and easy to understand.

Seems very well put together and easy to follow along.

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so far so in 7 reviews

So far so good!

So far so good, maybe a little slow but that was to expect from a beginner course.

So far so good, the lecturer "Not Ben, sorry Ben" :-) is awesome and his explanations are great.

Gonna probably change up the review once I'm done with platformer project, so I will have more to write about, but so far so great, loving it :D I was not expecting this course to start with things I did not know already.

So far so good.

so far so good.

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own games in 7 reviews

- The choice of game-types that this course uses to teach Godot is pretty good; and, will likely be foundational to most games that people will go on to develop since platformers and topdown games are pretty common.

This lectures drive me to make my own games in the end of the lecture, before continue to the next.

Yes, I wanted to get a good grasp of the fundamentals of Godot so I can start prototyping my own games, so far it's been very educational.

Godot is a new fully open sourced game engine that will not charge you royalties if you want to create your own games.

Can't wait to make my own games!

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Rating 4.5 based on 327 ratings
Length 33.5 hours
Starts On Demand (Start anytime)
Cost $13
From Udemy
Instructors Ben Tristem, Yann Burrett, GameDev.tv by Ben Tristem
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Language English
Subjects Programming
Tags Game Development Development

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