Why Games? Why Now?
You’re probably familiar with popular entertainment titles for PC, consoles, and mobile, but the same technology is also used in numerous industries for simulation, training, data visualization, and much more. Video games are more than just a game; Many people are surprised to learn that financially, the gaming industry is now larger than film or music. Innovation is exploding in every direction and new technologies like virtual reality bring the promise of more immersive experiences than ever before.
Up until recently, learning to make games typically involved buying lots of expensive software and obtaining a university level education. That all changed with the advent of free game engines like Unity and Unreal, along with more affordable tools like Maya LT. Game development is becoming democratized, and at Treehouse we are proudly joining the gaming revolution to make it even easier to get started.
Similar to mobile and web, games are now a major focus area for Treehouse. We’re starting by adding the topic Game Development, and in the new course How to Make a Video Game you’ll learn how to program games in the Unity game engine using the C# language. However, we want to acknowledge other aspects of making games from the very beginning, so Game Development will be complemented with courses on art and design, starting with the upcoming course release 3D Art with Maya LT. As more courses are released in the coming months, the breadth and depth of games at Treehouse will expand rapidly. You can view all of our upcoming courses on the Treehouse Roadmap.
What about Front-End Web courses?
Learn Games Today!
I can’t overstate my excitement to be teaching games at Treehouse! I know it sounds cliché, but there really has never been a better time to start learning game development than right now. Whether you want to start an indie studio, join one of the AAA game publishers, or just give it a try, Treehouse exists to help you achieve your dreams. If you’re not already a member of Treehouse, you can start a free trial and take the course How to Make a Video Game today.
If you have any questions or thoughts you’d like to share, I’d love to hear from you in the comments below!