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A online series teaching math with game development. Foundations of physics, procedural generation, graphics, stats, performance & more
A online series teaching math with game development. Foundations of physics, procedural generation, graphics, stats, performance & more
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Math For Games - Game Development Fundamentals

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Stretch Goals <= New

Now that we're funded, it's time to kick things up a notch or ten! Here are our lofty, but achievable stretch-goals...

£30,000 Physics Module

At this level, which we should easily reach with your continued support, Ben will passionately extend the physics content in a separate course. For example projectile motion without air resistance would be in the foundation course, but to tackle the differential equations involved in air resistance you'll need to level-up your math even further. Other examples include predicting orbit motion ahead of time, visualising projectile paths, chat modes in pool / snooker games, etc.

£60,000 Shader Module

At this, also achievable level we'll hire the world's best to teach you shaders. Shaders are code that runs on a graphics card, and with the rise of GPUs this is an increasingly important skill. Check out Shader Toy to be mesmerised by what's possible with a few lines of code. Shaders will make you look at game programming a whole new way. Examples include fluid and flame effects, path visualisations, clouds and more.

£100,000 Procedural Generation

Why such a high stretch-goal? Procedural generation is no mean feat to teach, and will require a separate, large course and many many months to produce. The good news is once it's done you'll possess a gamedev super-power that will put your game streaks ahead of others on an affordable art budget. Think Minecraft, examples include terrain, cities, cave systems and more.

Think this is out of reach? We've done it before on Kickstarter, and if you increase your pledge and share the campaign we can totally make it. Got questions, see the updates page and ask on our next Tuesday livestream.

An Online Mini-Degree

Learn Game Math(s) Online ;-)
Learn Game Math(s) Online ;-)

Video games are a practical, challenging, and fun way to learn math. Games are like living math. From the graphics and physics, to the AI and movement, games are full of interesting math. Strong math skills are foundational to all aspects of game development... 

"Math is a super important aspect of all game development"

Jason Gregory, Naughty Dog Lead Programmer

There is a real need to improve your math, not just for games, but for many areas of life. You'll be amazed how much more colourful the world looks as your math improves.

You will build math skills from scratch, learning in a logical order and building on past successes. For each skill you will start from an interesting real-world problem. You'll always understand why you're learning a concept, and feel motivated to solve the problem in hand.

All the math you learn will be reinforced with quizzes. You'll write your own handwritten notes as you go, to help you remember your skills. We'll translate all math to pseudocode, so you can easily apply C#, C++, Python and any other modern language

Example of how early topics maybe linked
Example of how early topics maybe linked

Topics covered will include, but not be limited to: basic arithmetic, matrices, vectors, number systems and bases, projectiles, constant acceleration formula, combinations, basic probability, trigonometry, rotations including quaternions, algebra, complex numbers, interpolation

This will allow you to build the games you've always wanted to build, felling confident that you're approaching things the "right way". By learning math you will learn to think about the world on a deeper level.

Even if you don't want to make video games, this will be a great way to heal your relationship with math!


A World-Class Community

Meet thousands of other students studying live, here's where we hang-out.

* Heck, math is so cool it may as well get a brand-new group of its own!

You will get full lifetime access (including video downloads on iOS and Android) for a single one-off fee.


Experienced Instructors

What makes us think we can help you become great at math? We're glad you asked, and you'll be glad to hear we have a proven track-record of helping beginners.

Ben Tristem & his team have been making successful courses on Udemy for over 5 years with a total of more than half a million students. These courses are continually updated, and have attracted over 95,000 five star reviews. We're passionate, responsive and genuinely committed to crafting your learning journey. 

Here are some recent reviews for our current courses...

Why Kickstarter?

We are creating this Kickstarter because our thriving community voted for it. But why not just create the course? There are a few reasons for this...

  •  Feedback. It's great that our community want to learn this, and we can have a much greater impact if the public have a voice.
  •  Funding. We need to fund the early course development.
  •  Fun. Running a Kickstarter is hard, and a lot of fun. This playful atmosphere leads to great ideas and community.
  •  To build a better course. One of the things that make our courses great is the interaction with our students & supporters. Help shape the development of this exciting series.

With successful funding we should be able to release the first 5 hours of content as early as September 2019.

Join us on this exciting journey today.

PS Please share this project with your friends, it really helps us.

Risks and challenges

There are relatively few risks here. We will not be spending your money upfront, and in the very unlikely case that we are unable to complete the course, we will refund everyone.

We also promise to refund anyone their pledge if they don't think the course is awesome.

Bear in mind we've had 5 previous successful Kickstarters, so this isn't our first rodeo.

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    Foundations

    Get lifetime access to the full foundation course, at the best possible price.

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    Mini-Degree

    The foundation course + any stretch-goal modules we meet. The higher we go, the more you get.

    You'll get refunded back to "Foundations" in the unlikely event we don't meet our £30,000 goal.

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    Mini Degree + 2

    The foundation course, any stretch-goal modules we meet, and two courses from our back-catalog for you or a friend.

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    Join Ben live on Zoom during production, get un-stuck, make new friends and level-up faster.

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    Back Catalog

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    Cambridge Maths Day

    The Back Catalogue + get inspired at the Cambridge Science Festival in March 2020. Hang out with Ben and enjoy a tour of the festival (inc visits to maths and astronomy fun days).You pay for travel and accommodation, we pay for lunch and dinner!

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    GameDev.tv Lifetime Membership

    Back catalog plus access to all our future courses. Also access to our lifetime member area on the forum, and invites to any exclusive events we run in the future.

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    Believe in the importance of math as a foundational skill for game developers? Want your name in credits? You're in the right place!

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    Know someone whose math skills could use a polish? Treat them to a coupon for just a few extra squids.

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    Mini Degree Power LIVE

    Join Ben live on Zoom during production, get un-stuck, make new friends and level-up faster. Even questions about advanced stretch-goal topics!

    In the unlikely event we don't meet our £30,000 goal, you'll be refunded back to "Power User" after the campaign funds.

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