The Gamkedo Approach to Game Development

Build on Classical Foundations

Make retro games before modern. Before using engines, learn to create without them first.

Hack a Proof-of-Concept

First just get it working! Don't sweat the details yet. Then decide whether to take it further.

Fit Game Making Into Your Life

Practice 1-2 evenings per week. Give games 1-5 months. Keep a day job and make games, too.

Finish and Release Your Games

You'll learn different skills during the final stages. Keep deadlines. Practice finishing.

Get Stuck, Get Help, Get Better

Try it your way. That's the best way to learn! But have support to turn to so you won't stay stuck.

Help and Learn From Peers

When we create together we get more done in less time. Teammates keep motivatation high.

Start with Video Courses, Then Make Bigger Games with Teams

Step 1: Code Your First Game

Over 80,000 people have taken this free, same day course. 4,000-10,000 more sign up each month. No special software, install, or experience is required. Make a game tonight!

Step 2: Pick Up Classic Fundamentals

In this second self-paced course you'll go from beginner to intermediate in 1-2 weeks. This is adapted from private training, once over $400, yours today for $45 $29.

Step 3: Learn by Making Your Games

No more walkthroughs. It's time to try your ideas! But going it alone can be slow, risky, and frustrating. Gamkedo Club gets you mentorship and teams of active peers.

View full testimonials
  • Joining Gamkedo Club was a turning point in my career. The club is constantly evolving with new and exciting projects to work on every month. Chris is well-connected to industry professionals, makes every member feel included, and leads by example. If you want to learn to make games, this is the way to do it.

    Author image
    • Erik Verlage
    • Gamkedo Club Member
  • I didn't have any game development experience before joining Gamkedo. After only a few short months I already got a few games released to show on my portfolio. A great community with great people!

    Author image
    • Reid Alford
    • Gamkedo Club Member
  • Making games was always something I'd been interested in but as an engineering student I hadn't done much to pursue it. I was discouraged by the competitiveness of the industry, afraid of pulling myself away from my engineering studies, and I had no idea where to start. Chris DeLeon's continued emphasis on actually finishing games not only gave me tangible proof of my improvement, it built my portfolio as well. While I was searching for jobs, my portfolio proved invaluable in every single one of my interviews, even outside of the game industry. It demonstrated my ability to work in teams to realize a concept from start to finish. In fact, I was told in multiple interviews that just having finished projects in my free time put me far ahead of much of my competition and showed employers that I was a serious candidate. After graduation I began work as a Gameplay Programmer at Hi-Rez Studios and I have total confidence that I would not have made it here without the support of Chris, the club [VGDev] he founded, and the processes he taught.

    Author image
    • Sebastian Monroy
    • VGDev Club Member (predecessor to Gamkedo Club)
  • I gotta give special thanks to Chris DeLeon of Gamkedo. I am a client of his Gamkedo training and it has been the one on one game focused training I've wanted for my whole life! He teaches you everything that you need to know from your own level of comfort and understanding to make your own games. It's so nice to have an experienced person to train you!

    Author image
    • Chinua White
    • Gamkedo Private Training
  • Gamkedo provides the perfect balance of working with my busy day schedule yet providing enough motivation for me to complete my weekly game development goals. Having someone to ask direct questions to that can provide immediate response is invaluable. The club has greatly boosted my confidence in a field in which I had no prior experience. Whether for resume building, practical experience or just fun, Gamkedo is an excellent resource for anyone that is interested in game development.

    Author image
    • Oasis Rim
    • Gamkedo Club Member
  • I've been solo-developing games now and then over decades and I've always dreamt of going bigger by collaborating within a team of people – but the networking skill needed to find my way into such a team was lacking (and might always be due to a type of introvertness). Gamkedo Club feels to me like a safe island where I can enjoy working on games. New projects crop up at a comfortable pace and everything within Gamkedo Club is geared towards making it easy and non-scary to join in.

    Author image
    • Andreas Lathe
    • Gamkedo Club Member
  • Chris DeLeon could easily be working for a AAA studio, and he has in the past. He has a high degree of programming skill, plus the patience to explain my code problems. This was a wise investment.

    Author image
    • Charles Zammit
    • Gamkedo Private Training
  • Experience working on a team is what I get out of Gamkedo Club as an artist, understanding programmers and what they need to complete a game. The club taught me lots of things and connected me with lots of people. I am really proud of having joined.

    Author image
    • Angelo Gazzia
    • Gamkedo Club Member
  • I've been programming for 20 years, but I'd never dedicated the time to climb the learning curve on programming video games. Chris helps get me unstuck, which allows me to avoid wasting time.

    Author image
    • Pete H.
    • Gamkedo Private Training
  • Game development seemed stressful even to figure out where to begin. Chris is getting me through it.

    Author image
    • Paul Diaz
    • Gamkedo Private Training and Gamkedo Club Member
  • Gamkedo Club has been a great help in teaching me how to program and design video games.

    Author image
    • Dionell Macabugao
    • Gamkedo Club Member
  • Being able to work with other people who are excited about making games has been awesome. The club is full of fun, talented, and passionate people who really enjoy working on games and they also really enjoy helping each other out.

    Author image
    • Jeremy Kenyon
    • Gamkedo Private Training and Gamkedo Club Member
  • With any endeavor, it helps to have a coach, and Chris is a great person to fill this need. I've learned more in the past few months working with Chris DeLeon's book and one-on-one training than I have in the last 5 years of trying to do it for myself. His years of experience with game development and training make him invaluable for anyone at any level. I'm gaining the skills I need to transform the visions for my games into reality.

    Author image
    • Adrian Sanders
    • Gamkedo Private Training
  • I've been making video games on and off for the last few years but it's always been self taught with a lot of trial and error. When I found out about Chris and Gamkedo I realized I'd have saved myself a huge amount of time and effort had he been around when I started making games. Chris has been helping me take my game development up a few notches over the last few months, building a much more complex game than I'd done before. I've realized that Chris's training can accelerate that process of self learning, directing it in the most efficient way and getting you to where you want to be faster and with fewer dead ends. Even if you've been making games for years I can guarantee there's a lot of stuff he can teach you! I'm a better game developer now because of Gamkedo.

    Author image
    • Tim Waskett
    • Gamkedo Private Training and Gamkedo Club Member
  • I like that the group isn't tied to the physical location, making it possible to be part of a development group from anywhere. Gamkedo Club has helped to increase my skill level and provided good experience doing team projects.

    Author image
    • Nicholas Polchies
    • Gamkedo Club Member
  • This whole experience has been a blast. I can't tell you how great it's been to have collaborators and mentorship. Gamkedo Club has been such an amazing boost in my learning. It's unreal.

    Author image
    • Dan Lazar
    • Gamkedo Club Member
  • Gamkedo Club is a rare find that I feel lucky to be a part of. The club seamlessly manages to foster growth and creativity through making games without the pressures of a game jam or the impersonal nature of a casual dev meetup. There’s a balance of artistic freedom and structure that not only works, but inspires its members to go above and beyond. At Gamkedo, I gained an invaluable experience that has given me the tools and confidence to pursue a career as a game designer.

    Author image
    • Leiah Fournier
    • Gamkedo Club Member
  • Before I joined Gamkedo Club, I believed I didn't have the time to fit game development into my daily schedule. Now that I've led my own team project I know I can make the time. I learned it wasn't about being 100% ready to lead a project, but jumping in and going for it, then finding a way. I can always count on the club to support me, whether with a simple coding issue or the harder issue of fitting real-life with game dev. I've met a tight-knit group of passionate club members from all around the world, who have a wealth of knowledge I would not have been exposed to if I chose to do game dev alone. My friends in Gamkedo Club truly want to see me succeed.

    Author image
    • Chris Markle
    • Gamkedo Club Member
  • Chris listened to my ideas and personal objectives, and then provided me with the perfect exercises for my goals. I'm now faster and more confident in prototyping new game ideas.

    Author image
    • Federico Fasche
    • Gamkedo Private Training
  • Chris is a good instructor – patient, open-minded and thoroughly knowledgeable. He understands how to make games that are 2D or 3D, top-down, side-scrolling, you name it.

    Author image
    • June Rockwell
    • Gamkedo Private Training
  • Meeting with Chris keeps my forward momentum going. He helps me steer clear of tangents, distractions, and feature creep.

    Author image
    • Philip "Mr. Phil" Ludington
    • Gamkedo Private Training
  • I love when an instructor can find that balance of education and adventure. Chris does this quite well by teaching you basic game programming concepts, and at the same time, you're actually building a basic game and seeing it come to life. I'm excited to move onto the more advanced course (already bought it :)

    Author image
    • Jason E. Rice
    • Udemy (5 Star Review)
Close