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Project Shadow (Game Development and Education)

A topic by LivingDreamEnt created Nov 30, 2015 Views: 734 Replies: 1
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Hello everyone,

So this is a project I've had in the works for some time now and it finally went live at the start of November. Here's a video that pretty much sums it up...

Basically Project Shadow takes the idea of a devlog and takes it a step further, using it to teach about the different fields within the entertainment industry. As creators work on their projects they create a class which teaches about a skill of their field and then show how to implement that skill into an actual project they're working on at the time. These classes include...

  • A video lesson
  • A written guide
  • Tips and Tricks
  • Tools (such as brushes in photoshop, scripts/plugins for engines, or audio files in music)
  • Assets (such as music or art made during the lesson)
  • A community forum where you can talk with the teachers and ask questions 24/7
  • and more!
Now with all that these classes go beyond what your average tutorial is on youtube and it becomes an actual service. One where you get both the knowledge and the resources needed to work on your own projects. (We're more like a cheap school system than a tutorial service)

I'd like to one day have the service open to more than just our team and teach skills outside of just video games but for now that's what it is. The goals with this is to do two things...

  1. Help teach those new to the industry to learn the ropes of whatever fields they are interested in.
  2. Provide developers with another source of income so they can keep creating what they love, whatever it may be.
Now currently the service is free and you can sign up on our website. However it won't always be so, as stated above one of the goals is to help provide the developers on there with an income so they can keep creating and teaching. Currently my team and I are taking donations through Patreon. So if you want to help us out you can do so there. (Just ignore the prices for classes...they're more like a recommendation but the service as I said is free for a couple months while we figure things out)
I'll be updating this thread with previews of classes and such as we go on. I hope you like what you see and join up. Oh and if you like what we're doing and want to participate you can be a guest teacher. Just let me know and we can discuss the details :) .

Take care and keep creating,
Dakota of LDE

Working on some maps with Tony now. His class on concept design will be up later this week.