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The best way to learn game development for any platform

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It's an exciting time for the gaming community—The arrival of virtual reality promises never before possible game experiences, while advances in mobile and web technology continue to change how we interact with and play games. On the other side of things, the barrier for entry to develop your own games is lower than ever, and more and more aspiring game developers are turning their dreams into fun and lucrative realities. If you're interested in getting in on the action but aren't sure where to start, we've rounded up some of the best training guides around for each platform, available to Engadget readers for up to 95 percent off.

Virtual Reality & 3D Game Developer Bundle

MSRP: $490 | Today: $24.99

What You'll Learn: How to build awesome VR games from the best instructor around

With the recent release of Oculus Rift and all they hype surrounding virtual reality, it's clear that the next generation of games will take place within our VR headsets. If you want to get ahead of the curve, renowned game development instructor Ben Tristem has put together a nearly 100 hour bundle to walk you through everything you need to know to build VR games—from the basics of game development in Unity, to 3D modeling using Blender, and how to create games and apps for VR. It would otherwise cost nearly $500, but Engadget readers can get it today for just $24.99.

Pay What You Want: Hardcore Game Dev Bundle

MSRP: $1,600 | Today: "Pay What You Want"

What You'll Learn: All things game development

The most comprehensive offer on our list also comes with the best price. Right now, Engadget readers can "pay what you want" for over 100 hours of hands-on game development training, covering everything from iOS and Android games, Unity3D, JavaScript, and more. Here's how it works: you can pay any price over $1 for two of the ten courses, or beat the average price (currently under $16) to unlock the full bundle . If you're looking for a broad, general overview of game development, you'd be hard pressed to find a better deal.

Ultimate Unity3D Game Building Bundle

MSRP: $300 | Today: $29

What You'll Learn: Unity3D, the premier game engine for developers

If you ask any game developer the most important tool you should learn to build your own games, they'll probably tell you Unity—One of the most versatile game engines used in many of today's most popular games. This comprehensive, 5 course bundle will teach you all aspects of game creation in Unity, from game art, physics, analytics, and more. You'll even get end-to-end instruction building and publishing your own iOS game. Normally over $300, Engadget readers can save 90 percent and get the entire bundle for just $29.

Learn Mobile Game Development By Building 15 Games

MSRP: $299 | Today: $29.99

What You'll Learn: How to bring your mobile game concepts to life

If you have the next big idea for a mobile game, but don't know the first step to bring it to life, this comprehensive, hands-on training course from ZENVA Academy will bring you up to speed. The instructor jumps into JavaScript programming from the get-go, so there's no time wasted and no previous experience required. After learning to build 15 games from scratch, you'll be making the game of your dreams in no time. Normally $300, Engadget readers can save 90% and get it today for just $29.99.

'Build 20 Games' iOS Game Developer Bundle

MSRP: $2,291 | Today: $20

What You'll Learn: How to build 20 different iOS games

Want to build the next hit iOS game like Candy Crush or Angry Birds? This hands-on bundle will walk you through building 20 different iOS games end-to-end. After completing all courses, you'll have 20 of your own iOS games under your belt, spanning word and math games to casual sports and arcade classics. The best part? It's just $20 for Engadget readers right now.

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