Practically every gamer, at some point or another, dreams and aspires to become part of the industry they devote so much of their lives to. Sadly the internet is filled with dodgy schemes that promise instant success, over-priced schools that put aspiring gamers into debt for the next decade, and dodgy tutorials that focus on nothing but earning through affiliate links. However a new website (currently a work in progress), GameStarr Arts, is hoping to change all that by giving normal people the opportunity to devote the time and energy to accomplish their dreams, without robbing their grandma for the funding. It’s totally free!
The project is the brainchild of Richard Cook, who is also behind the upcoming YouTube series Pixels and Polygons: An Indie Game Developer Story. The GameStarr Arts project already features a few in-depth tutorials on art related media such as 3D modeling (which can be found on the YouTube channel), but the website hopes to host a variety of industry professionals to give real people the chance to achieve their dreams. More videos are planned in the coming month so be sure to hit that subscribe button.
Although it involves a very different aspect of the industry, we can totally understand the struggles of individuals getting involved. Even as writers, arguably one of the areas that’s easiest to penetrate, we’re constantly faced with challenges put forward by the industry and the monopoly the bigger sites have created. In a similar fashion many websites and companies make a fortune asking players to purchase lackluster DvD or online tutorials.
GameStarr Arts hopes to change all that by offering high-quality, relevant tutorials for those looking to get into the artistic side of the industry. Gamers Heroes will be following this site very closely and be sure to check out the projects Kickstarter page .