Discover the fundamentals of game development with the Godot game engine!
Since their birth 50 years ago, video games have become a multi-billion dollar industry. They’ve allowed for new forms of entertainment, given programmers new ways to work with coding and creative expression, and birthed many new programs for making them – one of these being Godot, a free, open-source engine for both 2D and 3D games.
Godot has quickly gained popularity for game development due to its node architecture, which replicates modern object-oriented programming approaches, and its easy-to-learn programming script, GDScript. On top of a generous license that lets you edit the engine to suit your needs, it has expanded the capacity for developers to make games in any genre. This course will allow you to explore the fundamentals of using Godot and GDScript for game creation, and set you up with making your first game: a 2D platformer.
Regardless of your goals, you’ll master the foundations necessary to develop more complex games with Godot and discover the coding principles you’ll need for the future.
This course assumes a basic understanding of programming logic.
You will learn how to:
- Navigate Godot and GDScript
- Create moveable player characters
- Set up collision detection for enemies and coins
- Follow players with Godot’s camera
- Implement UIs to display scores
- Develop a platformer level using tiles
… and more!
Courses by the World’s Best
Our course instructors aren’t just fun to learn from – they’re also serious gamers, qualified coders, and have been formally certified for their excellent programming and teaching skills. That way, you can be confident that you’re developing strong, modern skills that will set you up for success as a game developer.
WHO CAN TAKE THESE COURSES?
We start with the absolute basics and go through everything step-by-step – so even if you have zero experience in programming, you’ll be able to easily follow along.
More experienced? Whether you’re wanting to brush up, expand your skills, or learn a new technology, our courses are structured in a way that makes it easy to skip ahead to the lessons that are relevant and interesting to you.
REINFORCE YOUR LEARNING
Zenva’s courses feature quick challenges that will speed up your learning.
Access live coding lessons where you can practice coding right in your browser, and instantly see the results of any changes you make to the code:
Reinforce key concepts with in-course quizzes, which appear throughout courses:
COURSES BY THE WORLD’S BEST
Our course instructors aren’t just fun to learn from – they’re also serious gamers, qualified coders, and have been formally certified by Unity Technologies and CompTIA for their excellent programming and teaching skills. That way, you can be confident that you’re developing strong, modern skills that will set you up for success as a game developer.
YOUR COURSES, YOUR WAY
Learn with project-based courses that are designed to be flexible – access them 24/7, fit them around your schedule, and choose the learning materials that suit you best.
With an online platform optimized for all modern devices, you can even learn on the go!
✅ Watch video lessons
✅ Download course printouts
✅ Explore interactive lessons
✅ Practice with source code
✅ Build real projects
✅ Earn completion certificates
ACHIEVE REAL RESULTS
Our community of 1,000,000+ 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!
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The Unity courses at Zenva helped me achieve a level of comfort with game development that I didn’t think was possible. They give you the confidence to expand your skills, and were so easy to understand.