Learn about our 2018 Summer Camps!
GAME DESIGN & CODING
TEENS (AGES 13–17)
Great video games require the creation of an immersive virtual world and fine-tuned gameplay, fueled by dedication and passion. In this highly interactive program, students will learn and test these fundamental concepts of Game Design and Development using the professional development tools. Students explore beyond the drag-and-drop interface of GameMaker and learn to script custom events with the GML programming language. Through the creation of their own interactive games, students will learn resource management, asset creation, debugging techniques, and export protocols. Ultimately, they will hone basic programming skills, acquire scripting techniques that can be transferred to other programming languages, and deliver fully customized imaginative, playable, hand-crafted games that can be shared with family and friends.
WHO IS THIS FOR?
Game enthusiasts who want to take coding and game building to the next level
From September 5, 2017 to May 16, 2018
SCHEDULE OPTIONS (you choose one)
Tuesday or Wednesday from 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.
An interactive, executable game complete with custom art, sound, behaviors, and narrative created collaboratively with other classmates.
- Design multiple executable games that can be played with family and friends
- Prototype game mechanics to test design plan
- Code player abilities for multiple genres (arcade, platformer, etc.)
- Create customized art assets for characters, objects and environments
- Create dynamic behaviors to enhance the games’ challenges
- Embed sound and special effects to enhance player immersion
- Develop and deliver narrative within an interactive game environment
- Problem-solve and debug programming errors
GAME DESIGN & CODING
Week 8: Minimum of 2 Arcade Classic Games
Week 16: Multiple Level Side-Scroller
Week 24: Multiple Level Top-down Tower Defense Game
Week 32: Work as a Team to Create a Custom Game
Our programs are comprehensive, meaning that they cover a lot of material during their duration. Our Spring programs will run from January 2018 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.