How does geo-based pricing work?
When you reach the homepage, I detect your IP address and send it to the ipStack.com API to get your location (long and lat). Then I send those coordinates to the Numbeo.com API to get the cost of living in your area. Specifically, I look at the price of a restaurant meal in your city. That exact price becomes the price you pay here. I always wanted to price this course the same as a dinner, but since my students are all over the world, I have to jump through these hoops to make it possible.
Will I receive a certificate when I complete the course?
Yes, we issue certificates of completion to every student.
Can I receive enrollment for free?
No, I don't offer free enrollment right now. But check back frequently. I do occasionally allow people to "pay" for the class by sending a tweet or posting a blog post about the class.
What are the prerequisites for this course?
You should be comfortable with basic computer-science and web-programming ideas (like memory, IP addresses, servers, etc) before you attempt this course. To see if you're ready, click "prerequisites" in the menu at the bottom of this page and take the free quiz.
Who is the instructor? And what's their background?
John Bura is has been a successful online-course-instructor since 2011. He has been programming games since 1997 and teaching since 2002. John is the owner of the game development studio Mammoth Interactive. This company produces XBOX 360, iPhone, iPad, android, HTML 5, ad-games and more. Mammoth Interactive recently sold a game to Nickelodeon! John has been contracted by many different companies to provide game design, audio, programming, level design and project management. To this day John has 40 commercial games that he has contributed to. Several of the games he has produced have risen to the top 10 in the Apple's app store. In his spare time John likes to play ultimate Frisbee, cycle and work out.
How long does it take to complete the course?
There are roughly 16 hours of video content, but you're encouraged to code along with the lectures as you watch. Because of this, it takes most students 1-2 months to complete the course in full.
Are there captions or translations available?
No, unfortunately, there are no translations or captions available for these videos.
What if I need help?
Feel free to shoot an email to firstname.lastname@example.org anytime, and we'll do our best to help troubleshoot whatever issue you're encountering.