A colleague told me about a deal he found online: 95% off for a bundle of game development courses.
After learning how to replicate Flappy Bird and Candy Crush, this bundle will give you an education in developing for both Android and iOS, a beginner’s guide to HTML5 game development, and a quick-start guide to creating a game with Stencyl.
Some people are turned off by the focus on essentially cloning two very popular games, but if you think about it, artists learn to create great paintings only after they all learn how to paint bowls of fruit.
I don’t plan on getting the courses myself, but then I’m not starting from scratch. I’ve made games, and I have in fact worked with Stencyl, and many of the topics I see covered are things I can look up on my own, such as how to sell apps.
Still, the idea of focused courses on topics related to making games that look very much like “real” games and even learning how to sell them is appealing.
But what do you think? Is it a good deal for beginners?