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


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.

With an online platform optimized for all modern devices, you can even learn on the go!

✅ Watch video lessons

✅ Read text summaries

✅ Explore interactive lessons

✅ Practice with source code

✅ Build real projects

✅ Earn completion certificates


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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I chose Zenva because of the large selection of topics and the fact that I can choose what courses I want to take whenever I want to take them. That level of freedom is unique to Zenva.



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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