Game Design Workshop

Game Design Workshop

Ages: 8+

Thursdays from 4 - 5 pm and/or 5 - 6 pm

$30 / hour
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Develop a video game from the ground up through a series of lessons and challenges. Apply concepts in mathematics, computer science, game design and copyright law to create a unique product ready for digital distribution.

Individualized for age and experience in a small-group setting (student to teacher ratio of 6 to 1).

2019-2020 Calendar:
September 5th, 12th, 19th and 26th
October 3rd, 10th, 17th and 31st
November 7th, 14th and 21st
December 5th and 12th
January 9th, 16th, 23rd and 30th
February 6th, 13th, 20th and 27th
March 5th and 26th
April 2nd, 16th, 23rd and 30th
May 7th and 14th

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Course Details

Tools

Scratch (for ages 8 and up), from MIT Media Lab, enables digital creation and teaches programming concepts through a simple, colorful, drag-and-drop interface.

Scratch is free and open-source.

GameMaker Studio 2 (for ages 10 and up) 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.

GameMaker Studio 2 is available as a 30-day free trial or a yearly subscription price of $39

Objectives

In these workshops, students will develop a unique video game consisting of sprites, objects, rooms and sound effects.

Key Skills

Through these workshops, students will use variables and expressions, control loops, conditional logic, angles of rotation, the coordinate plane, copyright law and GameMaker Studio 2 to develop a video game for digital distribution.


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