Game Artwork Academy

Game Artwork Academy

Start creating simple 2D and 3D assets for your game projects with the open-source tools Blender, MagicaVoxel, GIMP, and Inkscape.

 

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Overview

Jump into creating simple 2D and 3D assets for your games!

In Game Artwork Academy, you will learn the fundamental techniques required to create different styles of game assets, including pixel art, vector art, and 3D models.  Covering the free, open-source tools BlenderMagicaVoxelGIMP, and Inkscape, you will learn asset creation both by exploring each program’s features and by creating beginner-friendly assets that can be implemented in any engine of your choosing. With these foundations, you will be able to prototype your games and apps or simply unlock your creative potential.

If you’re ready to give your games a personal touch, or simply want to understand the workflow needed to create game artwork, these courses will give you all the skills needed to get started.

GIF demonstrating 3D and 2D work from courses

You will learn:

  • 3D modeling basics
  • Voxel model creation
  • Pixel art painting
  • Vector art techniques
  • Exporting and importing assets

100% Beginner-Friendly

No art experience is required to start creating your own assets.  These courses provide a step-by-step approach to each program and art style, giving you all the tools and guidance needed to succeed!

Why Create your own Assets?

These days, developers have a ton of tools at their disposal – including free digital art programs. Many of these free tools achieve extremely high rankings – even against paid counterparts – ensuring that with the right skills, you can create high-quality assets and customize the appearance of your game without spending a cent.

List of top digital art tools and their ranking on Slant

Additionally, with the indie game market exploding, an increasing number of successful games have arisen where both programming and art were completed by only one or two people!

Indie game Steam releases 2015 - 2017

Games made by 1-2 developers

Combined with the fact that all art styles have a stable foothold in different markets and genres (as shown by the Top 200 grossing mobile games), modern developers can be empowered like never before by expanding their skill set to include asset creation!

Percentages of preferred art style per game market

Facts highlighting preferred art style depending on country

Your Courses, Your Way

All of our project-based courses are designed to be flexible – you can access courses 24/7 to fit them around your schedule, and choose the learning materials that suit you best.

You can even download your course videos and watch them offline using the Zenva app, available on iOS and Android.

Learn from World-Class Instructors

Our course instructors participate in elite developer programs and have been recognized for their demonstrated excellence in development and teaching.

That way, you can be confident that you’re learning the most up-to-date content from industry experts.

Interactive Lessons with Codemurai

Our unlimited access package comes with free access to all of the courses in our mobile app, Codemurai!

Available on iOS and Android, it’s full of interactive programming lessons and exercises so you can continue your learning on the go.

Achieve Real Results

Our community of 500,000+ learners and developers have used the skills learned with us to publish their own games and websites, land their dream jobs, and even start their own businesses – and you have the potential to do the same!

Check out what our learners think below:

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Requirements

    This curriculum is suitable for beginners with no prior coding or art experience.
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Frequently Asked Questions

We’re living in the age of technology. In every industry, demand for developers is high and continues to rise, yet there’s a shortage of skilled developers. As a result, there’s a huge number of exciting opportunities out there for developers who want to take them.

By mastering the skills taught in these courses, you’ll prepare yourself for roles in a wide range of industries. Whether you want to work in a startup or a Fortune 500 company, you’ll learn in-demand knowledge and techniques that will help you to succeed.

You’ll not only learn the most in-demand modern languages, frameworks, and tools, but also how to apply them to your own projects and real-world situations.

Additionally, as our courses are primarily project-based, as you learn you’ll develop a rock-solid professional portfolio that can be used to impress potential employers.

We’re committed to providing you with the most up-to-date, relevant content. If one of our courses becomes outdated due to modern practices, we’ll update it. Often, we’ll even remake it entirely using the latest versions of the languages, tools and frameworks.

We’re committed to keeping up with cutting-edge developments in the industry, and turn this knowledge into new courses, which we publish every month.

Yes, you can! We have entry-level courses on all key topics, and each of our curriculums feature guided learning paths that show you what courses are needed to reach your goals.

Additionally, if you need a little extra help, we have expert mentors on hand to answer any course-related questions that you might have.

We get that you’re busy, and so we’ve designed our courses to be completely flexible, so you can learn at your own pace and fit your courses around your schedule.

While we recommend that you put in at least a few hours a week (the more hours put in, the more you’ll get out!) there are no time limits or deadlines that you need to worry about.

Many of our students have been able to successfully change their careers, land their dream job, get promoted, and even start their own businesses… and you have the potential to do the same!

You can also combine your existing skills with your new tech skills, and expand your career, rather than changing it completely.

Our courses have been designed to teach you highly transferable skills, and leave you with strong projects that can be added to your professional portfolio – whatever you want to do, we’ll help to get you there!

All courses on Zenva Academy can be accessed both on our online learning platform, and via the Zenva app (available for iOS and Android). The Zenva app features both online and offline access, so you can securely download your courses and complete them at your leisure.

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