ALAN

THORN

GAME DEVELOPMENT EXPERT,
AUTHOR & EDUCATOR
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About Alan

Alan Thorn is an internationally recognised expert on games development and education. He specializes in mentoring the next generation of games innovators. With 18 years of industry experience, Alan has made 33 games, written 28 books and presented 30 online courses. As a pioneer of the Open Stream model of Transformative Learning, he advises in Higher Education on Instructional design and speaks passionately about the future of game creation. He also founded BeIndie.Biz to promote indie-education

01 AUTHOR AND INSTRUCTOR

VIDEO GAMES CHANGE LIVES. LEARN HOW TO MAKE THEM
BEGINNER

10 Books and 5 Online Courses

Anybody can make games. Using Open Stream Learning, you can become a game developer. Quickly. Alan has created books and online courses for beginners

INTERMEDIATE

10 Books and 5 Online Courses

Games innovators are reshaping our digital future. You can become one. Alan uses Open Stream Learning principles to help you develop intermediate technical knowledge 

ADVANCED

10 Books and 5 Online Courses

You'll need to think differently to become a leader in gaming. The Open Stream Learning methodology will move you securely along a road to technical wizardry

MASTERY

10 Books and 5 Online Courses

Mastery requires you to unlearn bad habits and to establish productive ones. Alan Thorn has created books and courses to build your game development career into a success 

SPECIALIST

10 Books and 5 Online Courses

Improve your game development skills by working through complete projects, step by step. Alan Thorn developed the Open Stream model to accelerate your project based learning, creating games fast!

 

02 GAME DEVELOPMENT

ALAN BUILT 33 GAMES. HE FOUNDED WAX LYRICAL GAMES
MY LATEST WORK. SEE MORE >

03 EDUCATOR AND SPEAKER

ALAN IS CHANGING EDUCATION WITH OPEN STREAM
HEAD OF GAMES

National Film & Television School

The National Film & Television School is a BAFTA-Winning institution. It offers a world class MA in Game Design. Alan leads the course to mentor the next generation of games innovators

ADVISOR

Multiple Institutions

Curriculum Design must target student transformation to cultivate game-changing innovators. Using Open Stream Principles, Alan helps many businesses and universities build sustainable courses

SPEAKER

Multiple Institutions

Game Developers are influencers. They tell us stories and make us feel. Alan has spoken passionately worldwide on the importance of games and storytelling and on the future of game development as an industry

OPEN STREAM

Transformative Learning

Anybody with strong ideas can make successful games. Alan developed the Open Stream Learning model for digital creatives in the information age. This helps you learn game making in virtually no time at all

GAME LECTURER

Multiple Institutions

Games Innovators come from all walks of life. Alan has helped mentor exciting new talent at many universities: Teesside University, London South Bank University, Bucks New University and Royal Holloway London...

CREATIVE POWERHOUSE

Uppingham Summer School

Bringing gamedev skills to younger generations is important for innovation. Alan established the Creative Technologies Powerhouse; a residential Summer School to help teenagers learn games development

UNITY EDUCATION

Multiple Institutions

Learn to make games quickly with a Unity short course. From Middlesbrough in the UK to Dubai in the UAE, Alan runs both online and in-person courses in Unity

OPEN SOURCE CODING

Multiple Institutions

Freely available and Open Source software, like Blender and GIMP, make learning game development accessible. Alan is a frequent contributor to powerful Open Source projects helping you build games effectively

 
 

04 LINKS AND REFERENCES

GAME DEVELOPMENT IS EVERYWHERE. SEE ALAN ON THE WEB

Storytelling

Alan explains how to get into games and how to stand-apart from the crowd

NFTS Games

GamesRadar highlights the major life transformations of three students

Changing Edu

This article explores the multi-disciplinary nature of the NFTS Games Design Course

ARTICLES AND INTERVIEWS. SEE MORE >

05 SERVICES

ALAN HELPS PEOPLE AND TEAMS. HIRE ALAN
SPEAKER

Need an inspirational speaker for your event with new ideas on games development or learning? Alan can transform your audience...

EDUCATOR

Teaching future games innovators is challenging. Alan helps many businesses and universities develop high-impact Curriculum

GAME DEV DOCTOR

Is your workflow broken? Successful games need fully actualised developers. Alan can get your studio on track fast...

MENTOR

Want to be the next big innovator in games but don't have a games background? Alan's one-on-one mentorship helps you skill-up fast!

 
 
 

05 TESTIMONIALS

HEAR WHAT OTHERS SAY ABOUT ALAN

“Alan is not only an efficient, diligent and technically proficient developer, he is also very well spoken and has a likable personality”

Jamie Smith, Senior Lecturer

CONTACT

Alan Thorn is a multidisciplinary game developer and educator based in London, United Kingdom. You can hire him to transform your business, studio or career in the games industry

BeIndie.Biz Website

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