2D Game Design: Platform Games

Level 3

2D Game Design
Platform Games

Ages: 12+

Upgrade your video game design skills! In this 2D Game Design summer camp, students will learn and apply concepts in mathematics and computer science to build a 2D platform game with realistic gravity.

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Course Details

Tools

GameMaker Studio 2 enables professional game development through a visual, drag-and-drop interface. It has been used to develop popular commercial games such as Undertale and Hyper Light Drifter.

Objectives

In this course, students will build a 2D platform game consisting of sprites, objects, rooms and sound effects.

Key Concepts

Through this course, students will use integers, variables and expressions, control loops, conditional logic, angles of rotation, the coordinate plane, GameMaker Language (GML) and GameMaker Studio 2 to build a side-scrolling action game.

Students new to GameMaker Studio 2 may benefit from first taking 2D Game Design: Side-Scroller or 2D Game Design: Action-Adventure.