2D Game Design: Side-Scroller

Level 2

2D Game Design

Ages: 10+

Make the game of your dreams! In this 2D Game Design summer camp, students will learn and use concepts in game design, mathematics and computer programming to build a side-scrolling video 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 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 side-scrolling action game.