Game Development Sessions


Instead of a fixed topic, these sessions are more like a workshop. You can join at any time and watch and participate as we work together on a large game project.

The game development sessions let you help build a game. You might be working on collision detection in one session and path finding in another session. A game could take months or years to complete.

If you can’t attend a session for any reason after registering, you can choose an alternate session to attend instead. Just let us know and you can choose another date. You can even let us know after the session in case you forgot or got too busy at the last moment.

Essential 42 Live Classes


You can choose which live classes to join. Each class has a specific topic so you’ll know exactly what you’ll learn and how to use it. Some topics are too long for a single hour-long class and are divided into parts. Each part is clearly described and counts as a class when registering.

When you sign up for a class or a part of a class, then you can attend that same class or part anytime it’s offered. Think of it like a ticket that you can use to get in as many times as you want.

The most you’ll pay for this set of 42 classes is $800. That’s because once you register for 32 out of the full 42 classes, the remaining 10 classes are free.

Check out the Essential 42 Bundle price for an additional $50 savings.


Essential 42 Bundle


The Essential 42 live classes are designed to work together to give you a broad understanding of C++ programming starting from the absolute beginning. That means you get the most benefit from them when you register and attend them together and in the order scheduled.

To encourage you to take all of the classes, you can buy them together as a bundle. You get even more savings when you purchase the entire bundle.


Podcast Episodes


You get 292 free podcast episodes to choose from. You can listen here on the website, or download the audio files and copy them to your MP3 player. More episodes will be added later.

Or, you can subscribe on iTunes, Stitcher, Google Play, or just about any podcast directory and with just about any podcast player application on your phone or tablet.

There’s something here for everybody. The episodes are short and easy to listen to. Check out the episodes about Design Patterns! There’s one episode for each pattern. And probably a few patterns you might not’ve heard about before.

Patron Podcast Episodes

$1 per month

If you like the Take Up Code podcast and want even more, then you can listen to special podcast episodes available only to our patrons. Thank you, patrons!

There’s a whole series of episodes waiting for you that will explain some of my best advice for working with databases. Including how to protect your data! You’ve probably seen or even been affected by big data breaches at major companies. Most of these could have been prevented if the companies had just followed the advice you can learn about here.

You’ll get an extra two podcast episodes each month when you become a patron and choose this reward level.

Patron Video Episodes

$5 per month

This reward level hasn’t fully started yet. You still get all the benefits of the extra podcast episodes. And there’s about 5 hours of video available for you to watch and learn from right now.

Once there’s enough patrons to reach the goal for this reward level, then you’ll start getting regular video episodes. Think of them like video podcast episodes.

Patron Game Development

$10 per month

This reward level includes all the benefits of the podcast and video levels plus you get a free game development session each month. That saves you $15 each month over the cost of an ongoing game development session. And you still get the extra audio podcast episodes.

Complete Satisfaction Guarantee

You have the benefit of our complete satisfaction guarantee for any ongoing session or live class. If you change your mind and don’t want to attend a session or class, then we’ll refund your registration in full. In the unlikely event, that you’re not happy or you didn’t get what you were expecting, you can also ask for a full refund. Just let us know within 30 days.


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