Game Design & Coding Teens

Design games that can be played with friends
Create customized art assets
Create dynamic behaviors for games

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

TERM
From January 23, 2018 to May 16, 2018

SCHEDULE OPTIONS (you choose one)
Tuesday or Wednesday from 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.

Milestones

SPRING TRACK: MASTER DESIGNER
8 Week: Multiple Level Top-down Tower Defense Game
16 Week: Work as a Team to Create a Custom Game

$200

Per Month

Outcomes

  • 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

Final Project

An interactive, executable game complete with custom art, sound, behaviors, and narrative created collaboratively with other classmates.

SEASON PASS

A SEASON PASS THAT KEEPS YOUR CHILD ENGAGED!

The Season Pass includes:
• 5 months of School Year
• 1 Summer Camp
Savings start at $225 annually. 
You pay the same price all season.

PROGRAM SCHEDULE

OPEN LAB HOURS

  • Monday through Thursday from 4:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.
  • Fridays from 4:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.

LOCATION

What if my child can't start by the start date?

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.

If the program I want is full, is there a waiting list?

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. 

What if my child misses a session(s)?

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. 

Can I drop-off and pick-up?

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.

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