Indie Game Developer

CSN: Yes

Start date: 18/08/21

Location: Boden

Indie Game Developer is a two-year (78 course week) post-secondary education for professional game development, a Swedish folk high school education (Folkhögskola) which are based on the students’ needs, previous knowledge and experience, where you will learn how to work as a professional game developer focused on small and medium-sized game companies. The education will provide you with tools and skills to work as an indie game developer in your own company, together with others or as an employee. The education does not require prior knowledge in the field but great interest and experience in game development, game production has previously been recommended.

 

INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS

International applicants are welcome to apply to our vocational full-time Diploma programs at Changemaker Educations/Futuregames. Apply before the 4th of May! 

 

ABOUT THE EDUCATION

The education promotes creativity and structured work in projects. It focuses on concrete production – game projects – supported by lectures and is characterized by the teaching “learning by doing – learning by reflection”. It also includes presentations / pitches for guests, both internal and external from the gaming industry, which assesses submission tasks, game productions and gives personal comments.

Each course includes theory, lectures, inspiration, practical production and presentation opportunities. The moments are divided weekly with successive depression and / or new tools. Lectures are 4 hours in place and / or via distance and are followed by submission / production information. Supervision is given at both the educational and digital levels. In addition to lectures by the supervisors, guest lecturers, various actors in the creative industries and the computer game industry will contribute to the education. Parts of the education will be given in English. The training (year 2, spring term) includes 20 week internship that gives you good opportunities to develop and establish valuable contacts for the future.

The connection to the games industry has been acknowledged by media as well as well-known game studios around the world. This has resulted in international and national game studios (such as  Wanderword och House of How ) establishing in Sävast, Boden, to take part of the knowledge that’s being educated there.

Courses
Weeks
Gameplay and Scripting 1
2
Gameplay and Scripting 2
2
Interaction Design 1: Introduction
3
Interaction Design 1: Depth
3
Introduction to Game Development
3
Level Design and Creation of Environments 1: Introduction
3
Level Design and Creation of Environments 2: Deepening
3
Market Analysis, Industry Knowledge and Portfolio 1: Introduction
2
Market Analysis, Industry Knowledge and Portfolio 2: Depth
2
Marketing, Sales and Distribution 1: Introduction
2
Internship
20
QA – Quality Assurance 1: Introduction
2
QA – Quality Assurance 2: Depth
2
Game Design 1: Basic Course
3
Game design 2: Continuation
3
Game design 3: Depth
3
Game Design 4: Specialization Indie Game Development
5
Game projects 1-5
20

Guaranteed housing

It does't matter where you from. All the students at Boden Game Camp is guaranteed housing in a close distance to the school.

Internship

Thanks to our great studios we have the opportunity to offer internship just one floor up from the education.

Game Jams

We love games and will always do. There for we're hosting alot of Game Jams in our area. Everything from small to big ones with top studios from Sweden.

Board Game Nights

Our Board Game Cluster host once a week a Board Game Night. Meet new friends, play games and enjoy.

How is life in Boden?

Boden aims to create a town that is close to everything that is important and a little more – the children’s activities, your job, schools, cultural events, attractive homes, shopping and nature experiences. Regardless of age, gender, ethnicity or sexual orientation. Whether you come from Luleå, Stockholm or Somalia, we will create an inclusive climate where everyone feels belonging, security and an opportunity for development. 

A LOOK IN TO OUR LIFE