This intensive 8-week mentorship experience was designed to help you discover that "Eureka!" moment where things begin to just click and prepare you for a career working with Unity.
"I know what it feels like to go through spoon-fed tutorials and have unity & c# feel impossible to learn." - Jonathan Weinberger
How many times have you watched a YouTube tutorial where the instructor begins by just writing code and not explaining how they knew what to write?
They may explain what's going on, but they didn't explain how they knew the logic and mindset to approach the lesson topic. For example, how many videos start off with "We need a variable for this..."
"Why!? Why do you need that variable? How did you know you were going to need that variable?"
More importantly, the video starts out with creating code before anything was explained, leaving you to reverse engineer what's going on.
Sound familiar? Welcome to the world of learning game development and software engineering on your own. Continuing the path of researching online and looking for tutorials is only going to continue leading you to more spoon-fed content and you'll continue to feel frustrated.
The reason why this is so frustrating is because the instructors never explain the logic and problem solving to actually approach the topics they are teaching. They just go straight for the code and assume you're going to grasp the knowledge.
What happens if you delete the script? I bet you couldn't re-write it without watching the video again. This is because those who think they can teach technical topics are really just amazing at spoon feeding you. Forcing you to rely on them for new content, and leaving you to feel hopeless in the process of becoming a better developer.
And yeah... In 2 years, maybe some of it will begin to click...
Welcome to the GameDevHQ Intensive Training Program: Professional Game Developer. In this 8-week intensive training program, you will learn how to build an entire game by yourself. To provide as much individualized feedback as possible, this course is limited to 20 students. Those interested in enrollment must apply for a spot and pass a screening interview. There is no experience required for acceptance, however, if you are new to C# and Unity, we recommend starting by earning your Game Developer Certification through our Pro Membership. The foundational skills you learn with our Game Developer Certification will help you make the most of this Intensive Training Program.
This Intensive Training Program requires a minimum of 6-20 hours of work each week, depending on your skill level. This is not a spoon-fed experience. This Intensive Training Program teaches you how to think like a programmer, allowing students to independently build their games. By the end of this course, students will be able to apply concepts learned to confidently build games and applications in C# and Unity. This course will prepare students for an entry-level game developer job. Students who successfully complete this 8-week intensive will receive GameDevHQ’s certification for Professional Game Development.
Special offer! Apply now and get a 35% discount !
Competing courses offer you the opportunity to watch someone else build a game. We do not agree with this mode of education. Your time and money are far too important. We offer a completely different approach that teaches problem-solving and critical thinking skills, along with important coding concepts that help you transition from copy-and-paste coder to actual programmer. Additional highlights of this course include:
You learn concepts and apply them to develop your game.
Bi-daily checkins with Jonathan Weinberger to review code and ensure accountability.
Each week we'll get together as a group to discuss optomizations and improvements.
Throughout the 8-week intensive, you will have a direct line to Jonathan Weinberger
What do the next 8 weeks with us look like? Each week, you’ll watch video lectures and complete assignments that teach problem solving and coding logic, which are applied to features in your game. For example, how to fire rockets or how to turn any Filebase tower asset into a functioning tower. You’ll learn best practices and methodologies to game development.
None of these video lectures will ever have us building the game while you follow along. Remember, this course is a non-spoon fed environment. Videos will consist of logical problem solving techniques and feature requirements for you to implement into your project. At the end of the week, you’ll sign-in to a live training session with Jonathan Weinberger and review the status of your project. Each week will feature new topics with unique challenges that will continue to test and improve your skills as a Unity developer.
If you get stuck, you will have priority support and access directly to Jonathan Weinberger, where he will help you get back on track. Upon successful completion of the 8-week intensive, you will be mailed your Game Developer Professional Certification.
I actually feel confident
I have watched countless tutorials in Unity and C#, including Udemy and others; There was a disconnect between understanding the basics and truly understanding how to solve your own problems with Unity/C#. J on will not only provide you with the tools that make you a better game developer, but you will walk away with an understanding beyond what can be picked up from YouTube or Udemy. For the first time I actually feel confident with my programming ability and I am able to comfortably display my code in order to help others...massive confidence boost! Just having access to an actual human in real time is invaluable. Jon makes himself available to help around your schedule. There are points when I was struggling and he was literally at the airport with his laptop troubleshooting my code. My goal was to find a career with Unity and or C#...I can honestly say that I am now working in the industry and a lot of that credit goes to Jon. Thanks, Jon!
His passion for developing in Unity
Jonathan has a talent for bringing his passion for developing in Unity to his lessons. And He brings this passion to the mentoring based style intensive training course and I look forward to attending the other courses they are planning.
A must for anyone serious about a career in game development
GameDevHQ's Intensive Training Courses are a must for anyone serious about a career in game development with Unity. I learned about programming concepts like the Singleton pattern, Interfaces, Actions, Object pooling, and optimization. Make no mistake, the course is a demanding 8 weeks split into 1 Week Sprints to prepare you for a real, fast-paced game dev environment, but it also offers interview prep and job hunting assistance! Most importantly, however, the course trains you to solve Unity and programming problems on your own. All of this is offered for a fraction of the price of your average "coding bootcamp". Once again, GameDevHQ's Intensive Training Courses are a must for anyone serious about a career in game development with Unity."
Jonathan is a self-taught software engineer and game developer with over ten years of experience. At 19, he authored “Learn Unity Programming with C#.” He is an industry professional, who has developed Unity games for Cartoon Network, Adult Swim, and several indie game companies. He is Experienced in enterprise and augmented reality application development, and have created applications for Coca-Cola, AT&T, GE, and ThyssenKrupp to name a few.
Jonathan has also delivered enterprise training to Apple, NBC Universal, East Side Games, The Home Depot, Hershey, and many other large enterprises. Jonathan is the only authorized unity instructor in the world who partners directly with Unity to provide endorsed training. His students have gone on to work for companies such as EA, American Gaming Systems, Cartoon Network, Facebook, Oculus, Deloitte, Boeing, Unity and many more. His passion is training self-taught developers game development as a gateway to software engineering. His passion for game development and teaching started GameDevHQ, a revolutionary platform to help people become great game developers and explore the beautiful world of coding.
Just kidding! While one million dollars would be nice, we did not design the course to be an easy way for us to make money. We want to provide each Intensive student the time and attention they need to be successful, which is why we limit each course to 20 students. We also want to make sure the students who take this course are serious about game development – whether you’re a hobbyist or interested in a career with Unity. You need to be able to honor the time commitment required to succeed in this course. That’s why we require an application and screening process. If we don’t feel like it’s the right time for you to enroll, we’ll ask you to apply again in the future. We are not here to take your money, and set you up to fail. With all that being said, the price for the course is…..
Career Ready Unity Developer
Career Ready Unity Developer
If you’ve done any research on “Coding Bootcamps,” you’ve probably seen that they typically cost THOUSANDS of dollars… Sometimes more than $10,000 for a 6-12 week program! Our goal is to provide the best intensive that money can buy, for an affordable price. You shouldn’t have to break the bank to become a great game developer.
If you’re serious about game development and ready to take your skills to the next level, apply today! We are here to invest in you and want to make sure that you can fully engage yourself in this 8-week program.
If you are not accepted, please don’t take it personally. We have many applicants for limited spots, and just cannot accept every applicant. This intensive training program will be offered again in the future, and we invite you to re-apply!
There is a $97 registration fee that is 100% refundable if you are not accepted into this course cycle. If accepted, the application fee goes towards the course fee. Once registered, we will reach out to you, personally, and schedule a time for an interview!
Enrollment is now open through May 31, 2020. The Intensive Training Program starts June 1st, 2020. Once your application has processed, we will reach out within 24 hours to schedule your 1-on-1 screening. You can process your application below.
I train self-taught developers how to become career ready with C# and Unity so they can build the games they want to build without relying on spoon-fed tutorials.
Nope! But we do screen and interview all candidates. If you do not pass my screening interview where we issue a coding challenge, we will not let you in to the program.
Yes! We offer all intensive students resume and portfolio reviews. We have built resumes from the ground up for some of our students. We also keep them in the loop for new oppurtunities that we feel they are qualified for.
It's not cheap but it's a fraction of the cost that most "coding bootcamps" or a college degree would cost. Keep this in mind too:
Competing courses offer you the opportunity to watch someone else build a game. We do not agree with this mode of education. Your time and money are far too important. This isn't just another on-demand program. We offer a completely different approach that teaches problem-solving and critical thinking skills, along with important coding concepts that help you transition from copy-paste coder to actual programmer. Additional highlights of this course include:
With my Intensive Training Program. Truly, it's an mentorship program experience, not just a course. I take those who are serious and want an entry level job working with Unity and put them through my 8 week intensive training program.
No. This is not an on-demand video training program. There are no tutorials. No challenges, no challenge reviews. You're actively developing your skills with bi-daily check-ins with me to do code reviews on your tasks and assignments. You're accountable for your time and commitment.
You'll have access to all assignments and video content created forever. However, actual code reviews are only available during the 8 week session.
Yes! We have students that were fortunate enough to make it in the games industry for companies like EA & Bossa Studios, and we have several students who work for companies like Unity, Apple, NBC Universal, IBM, Ubisoft, East Side Games, Casino Industires, Cartoon Network, and so many other awesome companies.
Just a few.
Career Ready Unity Developer
Career Ready Unity Developer
Nothing beats the feeling of waking up, knowing how to solve a problem. From games to enterprise applications, you'll develop skills that employers want and expect you to have. I use game development as a gateway to software engineering and we'll be demonstrating that every step of the way during the next 8-weeks.
Excited for your sucess!