Mobile Game Development Mini-Degree

Smartphones are becoming an integral part of our daily lives. Of the entire world’s population, 45% own a smartphone – as this number continues to grow, so does the mobile games market and the number of opportunities available for mobile game developers.

With the Mobile Game Development Mini-Degree, you’ll build and publish mobile-friendly games for Android and iOS devices. You’ll learn by building real games that can be showcased in your professional portfolio, and master in-demand techniques including using Unity’s Device Simulator to simulate projects on different devices, and how to design UIs, levels, mechanics, and more that respond to various mobile screen sizes and shapes.

You’ll also learn how to use the Unity Ads and Unity In-App Purchases services to monetize your mobile games – allowing you to earn revenue from your hobby or professional projects.

 

You will master:

  • 2D game development fundamentals
  • Touch gesture controls
  • Physics, parallax, and other advanced mechanics
  • Mobile performance optimization
  • Monetization integration
  • Publishing to mobile stores

 

Unity Certified Experts

This curriculum has been designed by instructors who have been certified by Unity Technologies and CompTIA in recognition of their programming excellence.

As a Unity Authorized Learning Partner, Zenva’s courses satisfy the highest standards in terms of both quality and relevancy.

Curriculum

Level 1: Game Development Foundations
  • Working with the Unity engine
  • Coding with C#
  • Build your first 2D game

Level 2: Mobile Game Basics
  • Unity Device Simulator
  • Using touch gestures
  • Building to Android & iOS

Level 3: Building Mobile Games
  • Player & enemy movement
  • Parallax backgrounds
  • UI design for mobile
  • Dealing with physics

Level 4: Publishing
  • Testing & debugging
  • Publishing to app stores
  • Mobile performance optimizations

Level 5: Monetization
  • In-game ads with Unity’s Ads service
  • In-app purchases with Unity’s IAP service

 

100% Beginner-Friendly

This curriculum gives you all the tools needed to develop mobile games with Unity – 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 Create Mobile Games?

With more and more people flocking to mobile – and many even using their phones as their main computing device – the reach of this platform has grown exponentially. Even now, forecasts predict hundreds of thousands more mobile game players each year – and rising salaries to match this demand.

Line graph showing player increase for mobile games

Various mobile game facts about salary and preference

This is reflected in the market as a whole, with mobile games bringing in billions of dollars each year and accounting for over half of all gaming revenue. With growth continuing to increase, developers for mobile games are more in-demand than ever, and indie developers are experiencing great success.

Line chart showing the forecast for global games revenue up until 2024

Pie chart showing mobile games make up half of all gaming revenue

Chart showcasing the highest grossing mobile games

This curriculum is suitable for complete beginners with no prior coding experience. It’s recommended that you have an Android or iOS device to test out the course projects.
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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