RPG Academy [2022]

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Universally loved by millions worldwide, RPGs have massively grown in popularity over the past few years, and this growth is set to continue. Whether you’re a hobbyist interested in making the RPG you’ve always wanted to play, or looking at gaining the skills needed to succeed as a professional game developer, these courses will give you everything needed to get started.

With RPG Academy, you’ll learn how to build impressive 2D and 3D RPGs with Unity by building real projects. From core systems including battles, crafting, and quests, to enemy AIs, custom avatars, and more, you’ll quickly be creating games that will have your players coming back for more.


You will master: 

  • Custom avatars
  • Explorable towns
  • NPCs and dialogs
  • Enemy AIs
  • Battles
  • Crafting
  • Quests
  • Game saving
  • Procedural Dungeons


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.

Build RPG Projects

Create a portfolio of RPG projects, including:



Level 1 RPG Academy Learning Goals

Level 1: Game Development Basics
  • C# language basics
  • Navigate the Unity editor
  • Build your first game
  • Create a micro-RPG

Level 2 RPG Academy Learning Goals

Level 2: RPG Worlds
  • Craft an RPG Town
  • NPC interactions
  • Exploring tile-based maps
  • Roguelike procedural dungeons

Level 3 RPG Academy Learning Goals

Level 3: Core Systems
  • Battle systems
  • Quests & achievements
  • Inventories & crafting
  • Enemy AIs & state machines

Level 4 RPG Academy Learning Goals

Level 4: Finishing Features
  • Custom avatars
  • Game saving
  • Integrating multiple systems


100% Beginner-Friendly

This curriculum gives you all the tools needed to start developing RPGs – 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, RPG Academy is designed to help you succeed.


Why Learn RPG Development?

The game development industry is currently seeing an immense increase in revenue – and this is especially the case when it comes to RPGs. Considered the third most popular genre by sales, games released by indie developers have seen immense popularity and success

Bar graph showcasing the RPG Market Forecast

Line graph showcasing the worldwide games market revenue growth

Bar graph showcasing game genre popularity by sales

List of popular RPGs made by indie developers

With this curriculum, you’ll be able to develop your RPGs with Unity – one of the world’s top game engines. Featuring a strong global community, you’ll have the support you need as you develop your RPG.

List of Unity Engine facts

Bar graph showing Unity popularity vs. other engines on itch.io


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.


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:


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.