2D Game Design: Side-Scroller

Level 2

2D Game Design

Ages: 10+

Fly into the world of computer programming! In this 2D Game Design summer camp, students will use variables, conditional logic, events and actions to build a fast-paced, side-scrolling action game.

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Course Details


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.


In this course, students will build a 2D side-scrolling action 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 and GameMaker Studio 2 to build a 2D side-scrolling action game.