Godot Game Development Mini-Degree

Learn everything you need to build games with Godot!

This incredibly popular 2D & 3D engine is perfect for complete beginners and more advanced developers alike.

It features a unique and flexible node-based system that speeds up your game creation process, and its simple programming language, GDScript, is designed specifically for building games – making it faster to learn than most other languages.

It’s also completely free and open-source – meaning that you’ll never have to pay to use it, and you can modify the engine to suit your personal needs and preferences.

 

 

THE GODOT GAME DEVELOPMENT MINI-DEGREE

The Godot Game Development Mini-Degree is the world’s most comprehensive collection of courses on building cross-platform games with Godot. You’ll be guided step-by-step through creating your own 2D and 3D games, including:

These courses will put you on the game development fast track – you’ll go from zero to creating your first game in under 2 hours! The skills you’ll learn will translate to virtually every genre, which you can apply to building your dream games.

 

LEARN ALL ABOUT
  • Using 2D and 3D assets
  • GDScript – the language powering Godot
  • Gameplay flow
  • Player & enemy combat
  • Item collection & UI systems
  • FPS, RPG, strategy, & platformer mechanics

 

 

Your Godot Portfolio

Create a portfolio of real Godot projects, including:

 

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. Godot’s node-based system and simple programming language, GDScript, are also incredibly easy to use, making them a great choice for your first game engine.

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.

 

Curriculum

LEVEL 1: GODOT BASICS
  • Setting up the Godot editor
  • Intro to nodes & scenes
  • Coding with GDScript
  • Build your first game

LEVEL 2: FPS GAMES
  • 3D game basics
  • First-person controllers
  • Health & ammo pickups
  • Shooting mechanics

LEVEL 3: RPGS 
  • 2D top-down RPGs
  • 3D action RPGs
  • Leveling & looting systems
  • Raycasting for enemy combat

LEVEL 4: STRATEGY GAMES
  • Turn-based games
  • Grid-based citybuilders
  • Resource management

 

Understand the Concepts behind Game Creation

These courses don’t just cover surface-level content. You’ll gain a solid understanding of the concepts behind coding and game creation –  that way, you’ll more easily be able to apply them to making unique games of your very own.

 

Reinforce Your Learning with Challenges

By practicing your new skills, you’re more likely to remember them later. That’s why our courses feature quick challenges – they’re the perfect way to cement what you’ve learned.

 

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.

 

Why Learn Godot?

Godot is easy to learn, flexible, and really speeds up the game creation process – making it a great choice for both hobbyists and pros. Game revenue is expected to continue to steadily grow, the number of worldwide players is skyrocketing, and skilled developers are in high demand – meaning that there are a huge number of opportunities for those interested in entering the industry.

Linechart showing the global games market forecast until 2025

Average salaries for various game dev related positions

Godot is also completely open-source – a feature preferred by professional developers for its many benefits:

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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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.

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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