Alan Thorn


game developer & educator

Alan Thorn is a  game development expert, author and educator working at the National Film & Television School, UK. He’s been making  games since 1999.  Alan is a free software advocate and makes online courses to help you become an independent game developer using free and open source software.

Become a professional indie games developer. Learn from Alan Thorn.


Alan has written over 30 books on games development, games design and programming


Alan has created over 40 online video courses exploring all areas of games development


Alan has worked on 33 game titles since 1999 in many different roles


Premium courses in game development. Learn free and open source software.

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Open Source

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My video courses are in many places online, including this website. You can find them at the following:

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No. All of Alan’s courses are ad-free. You can enjoy them without any sales pitch

No. This site does not require you to make regular payments. Simply choose your course, pay once and then get unlimited access

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