Learn about our Spring Program!
GAME DESIGN & CODING
KIDS (AGES 7–13)
Every great game includes well-crafted gameplay and an immersive virtual world. In this interactive program, students will learn and test these fundamental concepts of Game Design and Development using a sandboxed scripting language and drag-and-drop action sequences. Students will hone basic programming skills, acquire scripting techniques that can be transferred to other programming languages, and ultimately deliver an imaginative, playable, and multidimensional game that can be shared with family and friends.
WHO IS THIS FOR?
Kids who have an enthusiasm for playing and making video games.
From October 2017 through May 2018
First Thursday of the month from 9:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
10/5/17, 11/2/17, 12/7/17, 1/11/18, 2/8/18, 3/8/18,
Multiple interactive video games from various genres that employ a variety of objects, rooms, backgrounds and character sprites.
- Design a completely stand-alone executable game that can be played with family and friends
- Code character abilities (such as moving and throwing fireballs)
- Code enemy AI and other in-game challenges (Oh no! Goblins are charging at me!)
- Problem-solve and debug programming errors
- Develop and deliver narrative within an interactive game environment
Month 2: Minimum of 2 arcade classic games.
Month 4: Multiple level side-scroller.
Month 6: Multiple level top-down tower defense game.
Month 8: Make your own game (multilevel, choice of genre, mechanics, story, depth).
Our programs are comprehensive, meaning that they cover a lot of material during its duration. The programs run from October 2017 to May 2018. If you cannot start at the beginning of the term, there are other opportunities to join us in our Workshops and Summer Camps.
For those sessions that are already full, we will maintain a waiting list. To get into the waiting list, you must complete an online application indicating the session in which you are interested. As spaces become available, the first name in the waiting list will be called to offer the space.
If your child has to miss class because of vacation or other commitment, we'll arrange for you to come at another time to make up the hours for that month.
Yes, but you will need to sign the children in and let us know who is picking them up. At the time of pick-up, our staff will ask for ID to match the name you provided at drop-off. You can also wait and relax in the comfort of the parents' lounge area.