The games industry has grown into a multi-billion dollar market. Once upon a time AAA games were king and console and pc were the main game development platform. But times are changing, new platforms are on the rise and new business models are generating more revenue than ever.
As an independent game developer you are an entrepreneur, combining your creative and technical skills in order to design, develop and market your games. Unlike more traditional game studio employees, you don’t specialise in one single discipline, but you require a broad knowledge of all areas in the production.
On the one hand, you will have to come up with unique, compelling and innovative game design ideas. Then top this up with strong 2D and 3D skills and an in-depth knowledge of UX and UI, so you can easily create a style, setting and mood for any casual game.
On the other hand, your strong programming skills will enable you to program games for any platform, be it mobile and pc or newly emerging platforms like VR or wearables. Gameplay will always be at the forefront of your mind, and wherever needed, you use middleware to speed up the production process.
Marketing, monetisation, retention, target audience, scrum, business models, project management, communication skills… are topics that will be covered to enable you to make better and more profitable games. On top of that, you will be guided through the different steps of setting up your own company. We even give you to possibility to start-up your own company in our incubator during the last semester of your studies.
The course schedule of the major Independent Game Production is still under construction, but below you can already find a draft of what the second and third year will look like.
ATTENTION - it is as of yet still unclear if the major Independent Game Production will already be offered in English in academic year 2016-17!
It will definitely be offered in Dutch. For more information about this, please contact Regis.Le.Roy.