“Just “Go for it!”. I was a bit reticent to spend money on something else after I had already spent quite a lot on software tools and other start-up costs, but the membership has already been invaluable. I spent some time enjoying the free content (podcasts etc) before I decided to take the plunge, but I can seriously say that I have no regrets at all.
The academy has helped give me a much better understanding of the market and how to be noticed. The Academy Live sessions on a Friday are one of the best things you can do with your week as they give you such insight into what is happening on the App Store as well as considering trends and game ideas. I have been consuming them all as quickly as I can and have a much better understanding of what is “on trend” and how things are constantly evolving.
The “Watch Us Build” series has really opened my eyes regarding how to rapidly prototype ideas and build a game from start to finish. The community is excellent, successful and very supportive and I know I have only scratched the surface of the Academy so far. Kevin and Jilly are inspiring, encouraging, knowledgeable and helpful.
If you are just starting out in the games business or are not seeing the success that you deserve then there is no better thing you could spend your money on than an academy membership. I am convinced that if I keep listening to this community and following the advice given that this membership will pay for itself. It is seriously good value compared to other options out there. Just go for it and don’t look back!”