Godot Game Development Mini-Degree

If you want to build games with a lightweight engine that’s completely free, open-source, and that can be modified to fit your project’s needs, look no further than Godot. Designed to get you prototyping your games quickly and easily, this community-driven engine is fully alterable under the MIT license. With its custom GDScript language and a flexible node-based architecture that’s completely unique, Godot is both easy to learn for beginners and flexible enough to keep more experienced developers engaged.

The Godot Game Development Mini-Degree will give you the skills needed to create cross-platform 2D and 3D games. You’ll learn by building real portfolio-ready projects, including 2D platformers, FPS games, RPGs, strategy games, and more – all while mastering in-demand skills that will set you up for success as a game developer.

 

You will master:

  • Working with 2D and 3D assets
  • Gameplay flow with GDScript
  • Player and enemy combat
  • Item collection and UI systems
  • FPS, RPG, strategy, and platformer mechanics

 

Build Godot Games

Create a portfolio of Godot game projects, including:

 

Curriculum

Level 1 Godot Mini-Degree Learning Goals

Level 1: Godot Development Basics
  • Godot editor setup
  • Node & scene architecture overview
  • Scripting with GDScript
  • Build your first game with Godot

Level 2 Godot Mini-Degree Learning Goals

Level 2: First-Person Shooter
  • 3D game development foundations
  • First-person controller & camera
  • Health & ammo pickups
  • Shooting mechanics

Level 3 Godot Mini-Degree Learning Goals

Level 3: RPGs 
  • 2D top-down RPGs
  • 3D action RPGs with 3rd-person cameras
  • Leveling & looting systems
  • Raycasting for enemy combat

Level 4 Godot Mini-Degree Learning Goals

Level 4: Strategy Game
  • Turn-based gameplay
  • Building placement on a grid
  • Resource management calculations

 

100% Beginner-Friendly

This curriculum gives you all the tools needed to develop games using the Godot game engine – featuring introductory modules for those who have never coded before, to intermediate courses perfect for more experienced developers looking to branch out into new specializations, this Mini-Degree is designed to help you succeed.

 

Why Learn Game Development with Godot?

The gaming industry continues to take the world by storm, and an unprecedented number of players worldwide has created a high demand for games and developers alike. With game revenue expected to steadily grow over the coming years, game development is set to provide longterm, lucrative opportunities.

Line graph showing the worldwide games market revenue growth

Godot offers several features that developers consider crucial in the development industry, including open-source licensing – a feature overwhelming preferred by the developer community. This makes it perfectly suited to the industry’s future growth.

Double bar graph showing proprietary Software vs. Open Source Software used

 

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.

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

✅ Watch video lessons

✅ Read text summaries

✅ 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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ANDREA CARDENAS-ROEDER

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.

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.

This curriculum is suitable for complete beginners with no prior coding experience.
Why should I learn programming?

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.

What will I achieve by taking these courses?

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.

Technology changes quickly. What happens if the content becomes outdated?

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.

I’m an absolute beginner who’s never coded before. Can I still do these courses?

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.

What time commitment is needed?

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.

Will these courses help me to change my career?

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!

Can I watch the videos offline?

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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