Beginners guide to game development, game art, & game design.


The “Beginners Guide to Game Development, Game Art, & Game Design” is a comprehensive video series aimed at aspiring and novice game developers. This course is designed to provide foundational knowledge and essential tools to help beginners embark on their game development journey. It emphasizes that creating and releasing a video game has never been more accessible, regardless of one’s artistic or programming skills. The series debunks the myth that one must be a master artist or coder to develop a game, highlighting the abundance of available tools and resources that simplify the process.

The course is segmented into several key areas:

  1. Passion & Dedication: Emphasizes the importance of commitment and enthusiasm in game development. Creating games is challenging and requires perseverance, especially in a competitive industry.
  2. Idea & Concept: Guides on generating and refining game ideas.
  3. Hardware: Advises on the necessary computer hardware, noting that high-end equipment is not required for beginners.
  4. Game Engine Selection: Explains what a game engine is and assists in choosing one suitable for beginners. Game engines provide a suite of visual development tools and reusable components to streamline game creation.
  5. Programming & Scripting: Introduces programming for games and discusses options for developing games without needing extensive coding knowledge.
  6. Art Tools & Software: Covers the essential software and tools for creating 2D and 3D game art. It stresses the importance of familiarizing oneself with different art tools based on whether the game is 2D or 3D.
  7. Sound Tools & Software: Highlights the crucial role of sound in games, detailing various sound components like gameplay cues, feedback, and emotional drivers. The course provides information on free resources for sound effects and music.
  8. Comprehensive Skill Development: While acknowledging the myriad of skills required in game development (art, programming, sound, effects, lighting), the series reassures that mastering every discipline is not necessary.

The course is structured into three sections with ten lectures, totaling 38 minutes of content. It is targeted at beginner game developers, designers, and artists, emphasizing that dedication and the right tools are key to turning game ideas into reality. Additionally, the course promotes further learning through additional resources and encourages engagement with the Game Developers Republic community via YouTube, Twitter, and Facebook.

What You’ll Learn

  • In this video series, we’ll cover all the things you need to know to start your journey into game development.



  • No. This course is for those who are aspiring or new to game developers.


It’s never been easier to not only create, but release your own game. Anyone can make a video game, no matter your age, gender, or location. Contrary to popular belief, you don’t have to be a master artist or programmer to create your own games. In fact, you can make a game without any art or programming skills whatsoever. These days, there are enough tools & resources that making games is easier than it’s ever been in the past, & not being able to create game art or write game code isn’t something that can stop you.

In this video series, we’ll cover all the things you need to know to start your journey into game development. While this video isn’t a practical tutorial, like some of our other video series, this series is designed to give you all the knowledge & tools to get started in game development.

The videos in this course will cover:

  • Passion & dedication – #1 rule of game development.
  • Idea & concept – Game ideas.
  • Hardware – What Kind Of Computer Do You Need To Make Games.
  • Picking & learning a game engine
  • Programming & Scripting – Learning to program for games & How to develop games without programming  or scripting.
  • Art tools & Software – The best software & artist tools for making 2d & 3d game art.
  • Sound tools & software – The important of sound in games & FREE Video Game Sound effects, music, & software.

Creating games can be an exciting adventure, but there are many components that go into games, such as Art, programming, sound, effects, lighting, & so much more. So it’s easy to see how for many people, developing a game can seem like an overwhelming task, & not knowing where to begin.


Who this course is for

  • Beginner game developers
  • Beginner designers
  • Beginner game artist
  • Beginner 3d artist
  • Beginner game designers
  • Aspiring game developers
  • Aspiring game artist
  • Aspiring game designers