What you'll learn
Fundamental math concepts
Number base manipulation including binary, decimal and hex
Addition, subtraction, multiplication and division in multiple bases
IEEE754 floating point and why it matters
Deeply understand vector space in 2D, 3D and higher!
Trigonometry calculations such as sin, cos and tan
More advanced vector math such as dot and cross products
Projectile motion mathematics
Combinatorics and probability theory and where to use it
Pen & paper or digital equivalent
Internet access for quizzes and reference
NO math skills required
Maths and video games go hand-in-hand. Video games are a practical, challenging, and fun way to sharpen your math skills. What's more, video games are like living math. From graphics and physics, to AI and movement, games are full of math.
Learn foundational math concepts relevant to game development. In the course we break it down and build it back up, block by block. 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. In the course you will learn:
- How to write and solve equations relevant to game development.
- Basic trigonometry the fun way, triangles, circles & stuff.
- Enough vector math to make 2D and 3D games.
- About imaginary & complex numbers, angles & quaternions.
The concepts learnt will help you create interesting scoring mechanics, have one object smoothly follow another, calculate the path of a projectile, target enemies using triangles and understand how random item drops work.
This course is the result of a successful Kickstarter, and consistent demand from our community of hundreds of thousands of students worldwide. There is a real need to improve math skills, 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.
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 some of the math to pseudocode so you can see how it applies to C#, C++, Python and any other modern language.
Get plugged into our communities of amazing developers on Facebook (nearly 20k), in our own TA-curated Community (17k views/day), and our student chat group (10k live at any one time).
You will get full lifetime access for a single one-off fee. The creators are qualified and experienced coders and avid gamers, so are able to explain complex concepts clearly, as well as entertain along the way.
This course is still in development, with new content dropping on a weekly basis.
Join us on this exciting journey now, you won't be disappointed!
Who this course is for:
- Game developers of any level who want strong math foundations
- Non game-developers who want to learn math the fun way
- Those competent in math who want to hone their skills
About the instructor
GameDev tv was created to help anyone learn how to develop, design and sell indie games. We have some of the best-selling and highest rating game development courses on Udemy.
We have more than 600,000 students, and our aim is to make and maintain high quality courses that are engaging and entertaining for them.
GameDev tv offers comprehensive courses on Unity, Blender, Unreal, coding in C#, C++ and more. Looking to learn about a topic that we don’t cover? Get plugged into our communities of amazing developers on Facebook (nearly 20k), in our own TA-curated Community (17k views/day), and our student chat group (10k live at any one time).