Below is our recent interview with Vinod Ravisankar, the Founder of VionixStudio:
Q: What is VionixStudio?
A: VionixStudio is a game development help site that provides new game developers or wannabe game developers with the required tutorials, tools and assets to make their own video game.
We aim to provide all these resources for free and keep updating our resources every 6 months. Our aim is to help anyone with zero knowledge of programming or game development to make their first game within a month. We provide the basic foundation required to propel in to the world of game development.
Q: How it all started?
A: VionixStudio was started as a game development company by me (Vinod Ravisankar) in 2017 as a hobby. Being an electrical engineer, I had to go through all types of tutorials, programming courses to learn the basics of C#. But to my surprises when I started with Unity game engine, I had to learn completely different terminologies to understand the programs. So, after spending 2 years learning Unity game engine, I decided to transform VionixStudio into a game development tutorial website that will setup a path for new game developers.
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Q: Any highlights on your recent announcement?
A: Game development is still a vital part of VionixStudio. Our latest release Cool Math games for kids was well received by our local audience during the alpha testing. And we received appreciation from parents on helping kids learn math in a fun way. We took feedback from them and implemented it to create a complete package. This appreciation led us to publish the game on Google Play store to help kids all over the globe. We have made the game completely ad free and with no In-app purchases to disturb the game play. The game does charge a nominal fee which is affordable to all and will help us keep the project alive and kicking.
Q: Can you give us more insights into your offering?
A: Here are the list of tutorials and tools that we offer
- A pathway to learn Unity game engine.
- Introduction to game development with our free game development startup kit.
- Video tutorials on game development and Unity game engine.
- Free tool to find game assets for your game.
- 3D model to 2D sprite converter for Unity developers
- Game templates for new game developers through Itch website.
Q: What can we expect from your company in next 6 months? What are your plans?
A: Our next plan is to launch a 30-day game development challenge, where anyone with zero knowledge on game development will be able to make and publish their game within 30 days. Anyone signing up for the challenge will receive a daily task that they can complete within 1-2 hours and at the end of the 30th day they would have completed and published their first video game.
We don’t aim to help users to make a AAA title in 30 days. Our goal is to help new developers learn the basics of game development by creating and publishing a simple game like Flappy bird. You can subscribe to VionixStudio for more information on this.
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Q: What is the best thing about your company that people might not know about?
A: All game development tutorials on VionixStudio have code samples that can be used directly without much modifications. This helps many users who are not programmers. Users can actually copy and paste these codes and make a game without writing a single line of code. We have also started offering downloadable Unity projects that can be used as templates for games.