#CA-02-04 Introduction to Indie Games
About CourseUAL Creative Computing Institute
Learn how great indie games are made and what it takes to work in the industry
The video games sector is booming, employing more than 16,000 people in the UK. Moreover, 99.5% of all UK games companies are small and medium-sized independent enterprises.
On this course, you will explore the thriving independent games sector. You’ll examine its cultural and economic importance, meeting and learning from the creators and teams who make the games you love.
You will develop an understanding of what indie games are, how they’re made, the skills required to work in the industry, and how you can go about developing these skills in order to launch your own career in the sector.
Who will you learn with?
Mick Grierson is Professor of Creative Computing at UAL Creative Computing Institute.
Who developed the course?
The UAL Creative Computing Institute (CCI) offers innovative new courses, research opportunities and a public platform to explore computer science and creative practice.
What Will I Learn?
- Describe the characteristics and definitions of an indie game.
- Summarise the process of making a game and understand the elements needed to create a game pitch.
- Compare different indie games and gain an understanding of different styles of gameplay.
- Explain the various funding models that can be used to finance an indie game project.
- Identify the skills required to work in game design or game development.
Topics for this course
Exploring indie games and the industry
Welcome to the course00:01:43
How to get the most out of this course
What will I learn?
Time to play
Games studios and independent design
Understanding the UK games industry with Dr Jo Twist OBE00:20:50
Indie development: an overview
What’s important to you in an indie game?
Why do independent games matter?
Let’s meet a game designer and curator00:08:30
Indie games and their place in society
How are games made?
The making of Knights and Bikes00:09:29
Financing indie games
Crowdfunding in practice00:06:05
End of the course
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