Multiplayer Game Development Mini-Degree

Multiplayer games are one of the world’s most popular genres, and are a core pillar of game development. They’re played by more than half the gamers worldwide, and on average, those that play them will spend more time on multiplayer than playing alone. If you’re interested in game development, mastering multiplayer is not just crucial – it’s the door to endless opportunities.

The Multiplayer Game Development Mini-Degree is designed to teach you how to build impressive multiplayer games. You’ll learn how to do this with Unity – one of the most popular game engines worldwide – and Photon, the fast, reliable, and scalable networking solution used by AAA studios including Ubisoft, Square Enix, SEGA, Oculus, and more.

You’ll gain these skills by building real, portfolio-ready games in the most popular genres, including RPGs, battle royales, artillery games, all while mastering core multiplayer mechanics that will set you up for success as a game developer.

 

You will master:

  • Networking basics
  • Lobbies and menus
  • Real-time chat systems
  • Tile-based worlds
  • Popular game genre mechanics

 

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 Multiplayer Mini-Degree Learning Goals

Level 1: Game Development Fundamentals
  • Coding in Unity with C#
  • Build your first 3D games

Level 2 Multiplayer Mini-Degree Learning Goals

Level 2: Intro to Multiplayer Development
  • Networking with Photon
  • Lobby browsers
  • Unity’s UI system
  • Timer systems

Level 3 Multiplayer Mini-Degree Learning Goals

Level 3: Battle Royale
  • Player health
  • Pickups
  • Customizable force fields
  • Spectator cameras

Level 4 Multiplayer Mini-Degree Learning Goals

Level 4: RPG
  • Dynamic, tile-based worlds
  • Chatbox communication
  • Generating enemies

Level 5 Multiplayer Mini-Degree Learning Goals

Level 5: Turn-Based Artillery Game
  • Unit stats & attack ranges
  • Grid-based movement
  • Turns & winning conditions

 

100% Beginner-Friendly

This curriculum gives you all the tools needed to develop multiplayer games – featuring introductory modules for those who have never coded before, to intermediate and advanced courses that will allow more experienced developers to take their skills to the next level, this Mini-Degree is designed to help you succeed.

 

Why Learn Multiplayer Development?

Throughout the gaming industry, revenue has skyrocketed. Online gaming accounts for a considerable portion of this, and vastly outshines other industries in the entertainment sector. Additionally, over half of gamers place a high value on multiplayer gaming experiences. Knowing how to create multiplayer experiences are not only the key to a huge range of opportunities – they’re a crucial skill for all game developers to master.

Line graph showing the worldwide games market revenue growth

Bar graph showing online games revenue compared to other industries

List of multiplayer game facts

By choosing to develop multiplayer games with Unity, you’ll also receive the distinct advantage of using one of the world’s most-used engines, and joining a strong community of creators.

List of Unity Engine facts

Bar graph showing game engine popularity of Steam Games

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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