You can see all of Marcus’s games over on his website Here.
What’s the one piece of advice you’d give to a novice developer just starting out in the world of game design? Is there anything you wish you’d known before you started in games?
I think the most important thing for a novice developer is to gain experience.
My best advice would be to start out with small projects and aim to actually finish them!
The biggest mistake you can make in my opinion is to do too much and not finish anything.
When I started out, I simply began programming and I didn’t know anything about recent trends and the situation on the market. I would have saved a lot of money spent on senseless marketing actions if I would have known earlier about the Academy.
I really wished I had been a member of the Academy back then when I first started out!
Lastly, we’ve been honoured that you’re a huge part of the Academy family and it’s been a pleasure to watch you grow. What’s your favourite part of the Academy and what would you say to any game developer thinking about joining?
The TestDrives are its best feature. Kevin & Jilly actually play your game whilst recording the whole session on video. They give you invaluable tips on how to improve it and it’s massively insightful and helpful to get their perspective.
This is so helpful to me and has supported me in refining every single one of my games.
It doesn’t matter if you are new in game development or if you are already successful in the market, the Academy is most definitely the place to be.
They provide you with an endless supply of resources including videos, tutorials and a ton of fantastic community posts!
You can also find ideas for your next games as well as they help you to get a publishing contract. They also advise you on how to get your games featured by Apple.
The Academy has helped me in every stage of my creational process and it will help you as well! I highly recommend you to join.