Pay what you want to go from game lover to game maker [Deals]

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These name-your-own price educational bundles will turn you into a game dev.
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Sure, playing games is a blast, but making games is where the real fun (and, let’s face it, money) is at. Turn this popular pastime into a passion and a profession, or just a creative outlet, with this bundle of lessons from Stone River eLearning.

Whether you’re a skilled coder or a total n00b, with dozens of courses covering the game-design gamut you’ll be able to get into the game in no time, and all for whatever price you’re comfortable paying.

Here’s some of what you’ll get:

‘Game Development for Non-Coders’ 5-Course Bundle

Not knowing code is no reason not to make games. Using the Stencyl or Construct 2 game engines, more than 24 hours’ worth of lessons will teach you to build out your ideas with simple drag-and-drop interfaces, no coding required. They’ll emerge fully polished, with animated characters and sophisticated gameplay mechanics, all compatible with Mac, iOS, Android, Linux and Windows.

‘Unity 3D Game Development & Design’ 4-Course Bundle

Get comfortable with one of the most popular game engines in existence, whether you’re a beginner or a seasoned coder. This stem-to-stern overview of covers its interfaces, scripts, and higher level functions like incorporating 3D animations, level structure and sequencing, even particle physics. After the first hour, you’ll be able to create a simple mobile-friendly game with Unity 3D.

‘HTML5 App & Game Development’ 6-Course Bundle

HTML5 is basically the DNA of the internet, and now you can use it to create web-based games that are playable on all devices and platforms. With a lifetime of access to these lessons, you’ll learn to use JavaScript, LimeJS and Quintus frameworks to create dynamic games with music, 2D physics, parallax effects and more.

Yes, making games is as fun as it sounds — and yes, you can do it. Plus, a percentage of you pay goes towards the work of Creative Commons in keeping a healthy copyright ecosystem on the Internet. So head over to Cult of Mac Deals and double-jump at this limited-time opportunity.