Dutch Game Garden
Based in The Netherlands

5 December, 2017

Creative Startups


Regular Price

Creative Startups€75


Game Garden Academy is a portfolio of online video courses about game business for starting game developers and students. Game Garden Academy covers a range of topics that developers have to deal with today: marketing, PR, monetization, funding, publishing, team composition, and more. Speakers with years of experience in the video games industry share their expertise and give hands-on tips & tricks to up your game when it comes to entrepreneurship. Game Garden Academy focuses on providing practical examples and personal stories instead of dry statistics. With these courses, developers have a solid basis to do business in the volatile, ever-changing games industry.


Game Garden Academy started by Dutch Game Garden in 2017. Since 2008, Dutch Game Garden has been working closely with over 40 game startups, earning a ton of valuable information about how game studios work, their strengths and their pitfalls. Most game developers want to make the best game ever. Yet, game developers miss out on a lot of opportunities simply because they do not have the know-how of how to deal with the other side: running a business. Business expertise is lacking in the industry, especially in small teams. With Game Garden Academy, we aim to provide developers the foundation they need to get started on a wide range of subjects that will cross your path as a game developer.


  • Game business courses for starting game developers and students.
  • Business topics specifically tailored to games, like PR, team composition, and showcasing your game at events.
  • Presented by industry professionals with years of experience.
  • Including interviews with well-known developers like Ronimo Games and Vlambeer.


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Studios & Games

    Abbey Games
    The Abbey monks (Reus, Renowned Explorers) told their story in our course about creating an effective team. abbeygames.com.

    Ghost Story Games
    Marketing expert Leonie Manshanden (BioShock Infinite, Call of Duty) gave her tips & tricks in our PR for Video Games course. ghoststorygames.com.

    Lumi Consulting
    Marketing consultant Katie Stegs (Crossy Road, GameLoading) shared her insights in our PR course lumiconsulting.com/.

    The Next Web
    Former game journalist Nino de Vries explained the do's and don't's when contacting journalists. thenextweb.com.

    Paladin Studios
    Derk de Geus is the instructor of the course on building a creative startup. paladinstudios.com.

    Ronimo Games
    Ronimo (Awesomenauts, Swords & Soldiers) shared their experiences with their studio's development over the years. ronimo-games.com.

    Rami Ismail (Nuclear Throne, Ridiculous Fishing, Super Crate Box) told us how Vlambeer works and why. vlambeer.com.

Selected Articles & Quotes

  • "Too many indies focus on development and forget about the business. Take business seriously and learn from the experts at Game Garden Academy!"
    - Joost van Dongen, Ronimo Games
  • "Only when we moved into the Dutch Game Garden we started to think and work like a business. There's so much knowledge with the people and the network of the DGG, and Game Garden Academy is a great way of sharing it with the world."
    - Manuel Kerssemakers, Abbey Games

Game Garden Academy on Udemy
Courses available at udemy.com.

More about Game Garden Academy
Information available at dutchgamegarden.nl.

About Dutch Game Garden

Dutch Game Garden (DGG) is a game incubator located in Utrecht, housing 40+ game studios. Our mission is to create job opportunities and economic growth by supporting the Dutch games industry and promoting entrepreneurship. Besides providing studio space, events, advice & matchmaking, Dutch Game Garden's incubation program helps promising game startups by providing game business knowledge, training and access to an ever-expanding network of industry professionals.

More information
More information on Dutch Game Garden, our logo & relevant media are available here.

Game Garden Academy Credits

JP van Seventer
Instructor, Managing Director Dutch Game Garden

Eline Muijres
Instructor, Communications Manager Dutch Game Garden

Steven Saunders
Film Direction

Thimo Kuijl
Camera, Editing

Erik Brandsen
Camera, Editing

Stan van den Heuvel
Graphics and Animation

Christel van Grinsven
Operations Manager Dutch Game Garden

Marilla Valente
Content Expert, Quality Assurance

Jelle van Aanholt
Intro Theme Music

Graphic Design Course Images

presskit() by Rami Ismail (Vlambeer) - also thanks to these fine folks