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Learn the best practices to make 2d and 3d games with Godot, support Free Software, and take your skills to the next level!
Learn the best practices to make 2d and 3d games with Godot, support Free Software, and take your skills to the next level!
750 backers pledged €32,114 to help bring this project to life.

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Become a better game developer with Godot

After two successful Kickstarters, we're back to create even better game development courses for the Free 2d and 3d game engine Godot! 🤖 

Godot is a Free, modern, and multiplatform game engine built by hundreds of developers from all around the world. It's the fastest growing Free game technology on GitHub right now. 📈

Our Open RPG engine running in Godot's 2d workspace
Our Open RPG engine running in Godot's 2d workspace

We are here to create polished game creation tutorials that will help beginners and seasoned users alike.

But for that we need your support! 🌱

Learn 2d and 3d Game Creation 🎮

For the course, we're going to create two complementary Godot projects:

  • A 2d platform-adventure demo inspired by Metroidvanias
  •  And its 3d counterpart, an exciting platform game demo with combat mechanics. It will have simple yet polished art, and we will make great tutorials to help you get your feet wet with 3d game development.
We already have Free and Open Source projects for you to look at!
We already have Free and Open Source projects for you to look at!

With your pledge, we will create:

  •  Free and accessible video series for the official Godot manual
  •  A premium course to learn more advanced techniques that you will get as a Kickstarter reward

We will produce a minimum of 60 high-quality video tutorials, on top of the Free game demos.

We have lots of free gamedev tutorials for you to watch already!
We have lots of free gamedev tutorials for you to watch already!

The premium tutorials will come out on Gumroad, DRM-free.

The Free series will be available on our YouTube channel, on our website, and in the official Godot manual. Free to download, to use however you would like, and to redistribute.

Open Source from the start 🌟

We released Zelda-like ARPG demo and our recent Godot Open RPG as Free and Open Source Software, and it was an outstanding experience.

The boss from our Open Zelda-like Godot demo
The boss from our Open Zelda-like Godot demo

We are building all the projects from this Kickstarter on GitHub from day one. This way you'll be able to see our progress, get involved if you want to sharpen your skills, and to give us feedback anytime! 😄

New tutorial every day

We're making Free Game Creation Tutorials every day on our Youtube channel during the campaign!

You can find them all here: GDquest 2019 Kickstarter playlist

For extra tips and insights, you can follow us on Twitter. The GDquest community is also on Discord if you want to chat!

Why you should support us

Godot's project manager, Rémi aka Akien
Godot's project manager, Rémi aka Akien

In 2018, we:

And more! All that thanks to your support in our previous Kickstarter.

Presenting Godot to the Tokyo indie gamedev scene last December
Presenting Godot to the Tokyo indie gamedev scene last December

We're the only team who's both teaching and contributing to Godot the way we do. And we're dedicated to making excellent free and premium tutorials.

More than tutorials about specific games, we share general game creation knowledge to help you become an independent game developer.

The First 3 Stretch Goals

Thank you kindly for funding the project! On top everything below, we will create:

  •  Two detailed, curated learning paths to smoothly learn Godot, respectively for beginners and developers coming from another engine. (€20,000)
  • A professionally-built 3d prototyping kit, with an animated character, and modular level design assets. (€24,000)
  • An official New Features in Godot 3.1 video tutorial series. (€28,000)

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Rewards

Each reward level builds on top of the last!

Who we are

Hi! I'm Nathan, GDquest's founder.

I've been working in the game industry for a few years before starting Game Design Quest. We're working with Guilherme, a young engineer, Henrique aka Pigdev, a game designer and Free Software advocate, and Razvan, an experienced developer.

Our mission is to bring people together to become the game creators that we want to be.

We use and contribute to professional-grade Free and Open Source Software and produce as much content as we can to help everyone.

Your pledges will go to the team

The money from this Kickstarter will allow us to hire Guilherme full-time for 3 months and produce content together.

We'll use all the extra budget to pay Henrique aka. Pigdev, Razvan, and Christopher Bradfield, the game industry veteran behind KidsCanCode.

The budget split for our main Kickstarter goal
The budget split for our main Kickstarter goal

I will work full-time alongside them using the revenue from our past projects.

Thank you 🙇

We got here thanks to all our backers, all our students, all our followers, and all the dedicated developers who build our favorite Free Software.

Thank you all. 🙂

Risks and challenges

We released hundreds of free tutorials and we've ran two successful Kickstarters before. We will complete the project and deliver no matter what.

The biggest challenge here is the 3d course: we don't have as much experience compared to 2d.
I started my career as a 3d artist though, so it's not completely new either. As we are open sourcing our work from the start though, experienced 3d game developers will be able to review and to help us improve our code!

We also always keep in touch with our backers on Discord, Twitter, Youtube... you can get in touch with fellow students and with us easily if you have any concerns with the project's progress, or if you have an issue.

Lastly, if you think the final course isn't good, we will gladly refund your copy! This goes for the first 4 rewards.

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    Pledge €10 or more About US$ 11

    Single course (Indie version)

    Pick the course that you want most! Either the 2d or the 3d one. The 3d course will build upon what we covered in the 2d one.

    Includes:
    • Official Godot 2d and 3d tutorial series
    • Indie 2d or 3d course
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    2d and 3d courses (Indie version)

    Learn to create 2d and 3d platform/adventure games inspired by Metroidvanias! Movement, core mechanics, rooms and transitions, simple AI...

    Includes:
    • Official Godot 2d and 3d tutorial series
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    Single course (Pro version)

    Pick the course that you want most! Either the 2d or the 3d one. The 3d course will build upon what we covered in the 2d one.

    Includes:
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    Pledge €35 or more About US$ 39

    Pro 2d and 3d courses (early bird)

    Special price for our fastest supporters! The Pro version will add exclusive assignments, and it will cover more advanced topics including programming patterns, code organization, and game design techniques.

    Includes:
    • Official Godot 2d and 3d tutorial series
    • Pro 2d course
    • Pro 3d course
    • Private Discord server
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    Pledge €40 or more About US$ 45

    Pro 2d and 3d courses

    The Pro version will add exclusive assignments, and it will cover more advanced topics including programming patterns, code organization, and game design techniques.

    Includes:
    • Official Godot 2d and 3d tutorial series
    • Pro 2d course
    • Pro 3d course
    • Private Discord server
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    Pledge €50 or more About US$ 56

    Insider

    Get the 2d, the 3d course, exclusive monthly behind the scenes videos, and live QAs!

    Includes:
    • Official Godot 2d and 3d tutorial series
    • Pro 2d course
    • Pro 3d course
    • Exclusive devlogs and QA
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    Pledge €80 or more About US$ 90

    Pro bundle

    Get the Insiders rewards and the Pro version of our recent Godot course: Make Pro 2d Games with Godot!

    Includes:
    • Official Godot 2d and 3d tutorial series
    • Pro 2d course
    • Pro 3d course
    • Exclusive devlogs and QA
    • Make Professional 2d Games with Godot (Pro course)
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    Pledge €120 or more About US$ 135

    One on one Review

    We'll spend 1 hour together to improve the Godot project of your choice. Claim anytime until Dec 31, 2019

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    • Pro 2d course
    • Pro 3d course
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    Silver Sponsor

    Your school, organization or personal logo featured on: the course's Youtube release video, gdquest.com, the two Free series we're making for the GDquest channel, and the course's page on Gumroad. Content subject to approval. Get in touch anytime to discuss the details!

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    Gold Sponsor

    Silver Sponsor + a "this series is sponsored by" video sample dedicated to your organization or service in the intro of the 2d and 3d series we'll release on the GDquest channel. Content subject to approval.

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