Imagine if students could transform their passion for playing video games into a passion for building them. In Game Design camp, students will explore the fundamentals of designing and developing multidimensional video games and will develop an understanding of what it takes to build a game from the ground up. Using the GameMaker Studio 2 platform, students will use visual scripting, pixel art creation, and fundamental programming skills to create imaginative, playable, and personally customized games that can be shared with family and friends. More so, they will leave with the versatile skills to create many more games from home.
Who is this for?
Young gamers without experience in coding games.
Lake Nona & Longwood
The student will
- Utilize fundamental design and programming principles to create arcade-style games
- Customize a visual style for their game using personally crafted art assets
- Analyze existing game designs to discover what makes games fun
- Program gameplay features and character abilities
- Adjust degrees of difficulty
- Collaborate with peers to ensure the design effectively communicates the vision
Final ProjectInteractive arcade-style video games that employ a variety of objects, actions, controls, and player challenges.
June Dates & Locations
- June 4–8 (Winter Park)
- June 11–15 (Lake Nona)
- June 25–29 (Winter Park)
July Dates & Locations
- July 16–20 (Longwood)
- July 30 – August 3 (Winter Park)
Locations, Pricing, and Dates
From out of town?
- Pass Holders' first camp is included in their Pass Plan, any additional camp is $550 each
- Full Sail University employees get a special price of $550 per camp
- Bundle two or more camps in the same transaction and save extra:
* Bundle discounts apply to siblings
** Pass Holders' first camp already included
Frequently Asked Questions
All Full Sail Labs facilitators receive background checks with Level 2 FBI clearance, are CPR certified, and receive 100 hours of education before they fully step into their roles. They are trained quarterly on the tools and technology, best teaching methods and how to work with different learner behaviors. We also require all full-time facilitators to become certified Apple Teachers.
The only thing they need to bring is a lunch, their creative juices, and enthusiasm! Our lab environments are equipped with everything our students need to develop their creative projects.
There is a 1:10 instructor to student ratio and our labs hold a maximum of 24 students for optimal learning. Since groups will be from 10 to 20, there will always be at least two instructors to teach and assist in project development for all students in the lab.
Click here for a hotel list. Many of the accommodations on our list offer a special Full Sail rate.
Yes. For those classes that are already full, we will maintain a waiting list. To get on the waiting list, you must complete an online application indicating the session in which you are interested. Credit card information is required but will not be charged at this point. As spaces become available, the first name in the waiting list will be called and offered the spot.