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Game Production

5.0

(12 ratings)

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6 Weeks

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Cohort-based Course

Learn the art of Game Production from a AAA Game Producer!

Previously at

ポケモン公式
Minecraft
King Digital Entertainment
Disney
Warner Bros. Games

Course overview

The Game Production course Game Studios trust!

Course alumni from - EA - Ubisoft - Pokémon - 343 - Apple - Microsoft - Sega .. and many more !!!


Join the 5★ rated, original live video Game Production course, with nearly 400 students to date!


Whether you have game development experience or not, by the end of this course you'll have insight into the role and be able to talk from a position of understanding through experience.


Lessons take you step by step through battle tested processes implemented at major studios.


Assignments use a safe environment of discovery and exploration, with each assignment building off of previous decisions to simulate real-world game producer problems.


By the end of this course, you'll be THINKING and TALKING like a Game Producer!

Who is this course for

01

Early Career Producers

who want to level up their skills to gain promotion

02

Lateral Movers

looking to transition into Game Development

03

Indie Developers

who want AAA insight and proven processes

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QA Leads or Testers

wanting to move into Production

What you’ll get out of this course

A tutor who's shipped games you've played!

Andy has released games on nearly every platform over the last 3 decades.

Rewire your brain to think like a Game Producer

This course will challenge you with dilemmas faced by the best Game Producers.

Intro to Agile & Scrum

Scrum in real world game development is messy, learn what does and doesn't work.

Learn how to Roadmap and Budget

Learn project planning and management methodologies used to ship games you've played.

Gain insight into Development Challenges of real Game Producers

Practice what you learned in a series of engaging assignments, designed to simulate real-world Game Production.

Understand Risk Analysis and Mitigation

Game Development is inherently risky, discover proven tools to identify and mitigate risks.

Access our Network Accelerator

Gain access to a dedicated Discord community of Game Producers and previous course alumni.

This course includes

12 interactive live sessions

Lifetime access to course materials

14 in-depth lessons

Direct access to instructor

6 projects to apply learnings

Guided feedback & reflection

Private community of peers

Course certificate upon completion

Maven Satisfaction Guarantee

This course is backed by Maven’s guarantee. You can receive a full refund within 14 days after the course ends, provided you meet the completion criteria in our refund policy.

Course syllabus

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  • Post-Course

    Modules

    • Join the Alumni Discord

    • Live Service Game Production Support

5.0

(12 ratings)

What students are saying

Class Alumni also say

        Working for Gearbox now about 2 months post class and I seriously don’t think I would have been this successful without it! 👌🏻🔥
Ronnie Douglass

Ronnie Douglass

Art Production Coordinator
        This is a great course! It helped me break into the game industry. Highly recommend for anyone that is wanting to be in game production.
Nikolaus Martinez 

Nikolaus Martinez 

Game Producer
        Highly recommended to take Andy up on this. It's no exaggeration to say that what I learned in his course absolutely contributed to my earning a role in the gaming industry.
Joshua Warner

Joshua Warner

Project Manager - Customer Success
        The course was extremely helpful to gain a better understanding of development practices of the games industry. As a PM, it really helped me to change my mindset from a product manager perspective to become a producer in the near future.
Eduardo Souza

Eduardo Souza

Assistant Producer
        This course has been the best investment I've for my professional career. Andy is an AMAZING instructor. It turned out to be the best decision I've made. Andy is an amazing and compassionate instructor, and just overall great human being! Thank you from the bottom of my heart, Andy
Phillip Steyn

Phillip Steyn

Game Developer, Digital Artist and Writer
        This was truly an amazing experience. The assignments were very well thought-out and I'm grateful for how well they simulated what one would do in a game production role. The community of students/alumni that the course fosters is also fantastic and it's great to be able to keep in touch with Andy and my classmates even after taking the course. 
Avineesh Kompella

Avineesh Kompella

Instructor @ iD Tech Camps
        The course was an amazing insight into game dev and production. 10 out of 10 experience for anyone desiring to enter game development.
Travis Pearsall

Travis Pearsall

Software Engineer
        For any of you wondering about this class - Andy is a great teacher. I've found myself constantly referring to his classes, lecture notes as well as my past assignments!
Zachary Lim

Zachary Lim

Producer, Art Director
        Loved being in this course! Keep up the great work Andy!!
Sagarika D Rana

Sagarika D Rana

Producer
        Can confirm that the course is fire and Andy is a great teacher!
Piotr Białoszewski

Piotr Białoszewski

Game Producer
        Andy's course was an awesome experience! I highly recommend it to anyone looking to step into a new role or just brush up on your current skills.
Jerry R. Vorhies

Jerry R. Vorhies

Producer
        Andy is amazing! I was in his first class and we still chat on avg once a month. Andy is warm, friendly, and super knowledgeable!
Matthew Birken

Matthew Birken

Lead Producer
        I highly recommend this course. Great instruction and instructor. One of the best courses I have gone through with awesome, real world examples and fantastic guest speakers.
Malachi Taylor

Malachi Taylor

Virtual Reality Project Manager
        I learned a lot; Andy is not only an expert on the subjects he mentions here, but an excellent and patient teacher as well!
Alex Lotz

Alex Lotz

Producer
        Andy's course was amazing! What I enjoyed the most was the great variety of real-life exercises! I loved that Andy deeply cared about students and gave detailed feedback. Thank you, Andy!
Oksana (Novikova) Willeke

Oksana (Novikova) Willeke

Project Coordinator
        A great course that I recommend to anyone that want to take their game production to the next level. Andy is an amazing instructor, funny, playfully and knowledgeable. From feature and benefits to roadmaping and risk management.
Jason Hoffman

Jason Hoffman

Business Owner
        Great course! Everyone that takes this course will learn so much about the process from a practical teaching. Andy is an amazing instructor with a lot of great stories and insight!
Tom Morris

Tom Morris

Technical Script Writer
        Great course. I learned so much about game production in general. It was great to get insight on the game production process, expectations and mistakes. It is definitely worth the time, money and effort to attend.
Ed Castro 

Ed Castro 

Senior Digital Strategist
        Overall excellent experience. Andy is a super engaging and personable teacher. He put together a really well-rounded curriculum that allowed him to share his expertise with us in a very comprehensive and hands-on manner. I highly recommend this course to anyone interested in game production!
Kathryn Adler

Kathryn Adler

Production Assistant
        I loved the Game Production course!! Andy was such a knowledgeable teacher on all things game producer especially when our industry is constantly changing. I would say take this course to gain more knowledge of our industry and do your best to network with your fellow classmates.
Joel Villegas

Joel Villegas

Senior Quality Assurance Analyst
        Andy Johnson delivers a unique curriculum that teaches and then tests you to deal with a variety of production concepts and potential issues. He provided me with knowledge that will assist me on ANY production I might be a part of, not just video game development.
Havilah Farnsworth

Havilah Farnsworth

Full-Stack Software Developer
        Andy's Game Production class is top-notch. He smoothly transitions from the basics to advanced concepts you'll use daily. He's genuine, hilarious, and pushes you hard to succeed. You'll learn very quickly that Andy knows the ins and outs of game production. So, pay close attention! Take this class. You won't regret it!
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Full Lifecycle Media Production

Meet your instructor

Andy Johnson

Andy Johnson

Head of Production: 30yr Industry Veteran

Videos Games is a hyper competitive, hit-driven industry, with massive competition for every role so YOU need to STAND OUT!


I've built successful teams and games at major game studios - Disney, Pokémon, Sega, THQ, King, Digital Extremes, Microsoft, WB Games, Eidos - so I know what is takes to be a top candidate and I'm here to help.


My passion, outside of developing video games, is knowledge sharing. I am the creator of successful courses including this Game Production course and Cheat Codes for Game Roles. I'm a regular guest speaker at colleges and events.


Check my LinkedIn profile here.

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The Course Taken by Professionals

The Course Taken by Professionals

The Game Production course studios trust!

Course alumni have worked at:

  • EA
  • Ubisoft
  • Pokémon
  • 343
  • Apple
  • Microsoft
  • Sega
  • Gearbox
  • Wētā Workshop
  • Digital Extremes
  • Schell Games
  • ... and more !!!

Game Production Class Testimonial - Keith Edie

Game Production Class Testimonial - Mike Gallegos

Course schedule & support

4-6 hours per week
  • Mondays & Fridays

    6:30pm - 8:00pm PST

    Live classes with Andy teaching fundamental skills and process

  • Open Office Time

    30 minutes per week

    One lesson per week opens early for AMA style Q&A time to discuss students questions

  • Project Assignments

    2-4 hours per week

    Experience real-world Game Producer challenges and learn how to think like a Producer!

    Assignments have been designed to be challenging with a learn through play methodology - no boring multiple choice questionnaires here.

  • Fireside Chats

    1.5 hours

    Meet with 2 industry Production veterans in our Fireside Chat lessons, in an informal AMA style session.

  • Discord Course Channel

    Ongoing communication

    Use the dedicated Discord channel for questions, assignment help, discussion, and more!

  • Alumni Discord

    Stay in touch after the course!

    On course completion you'll be invited to the exclusive Alumni Discord channel to stay in touch with Andy and students from previous cohorts.

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