GAME DEVELOPMENT

Teens (AGES 13–17)

Game development is more than just generating a character and a world. There’s actually a lot under the hood, and in this interactive program teens will get their hands dirty exploring, scripting, and testing gameplay logic. Using the powerful and professional quality Unreal 4 Engine, students will craft 3D objects, apply textures, build terrain, animate effects, and deliver a playable game that will stand out from the crowd.

STUDENTS WILL

• Build a 3D level from concept to creation.
• Choose a character and script basic abilities for the character.
• Drag in pre-set Artificial Intelligence to create enemies and challenges.
• Create complex objects that promote a sense of exploration in a 3D environment.
• Perform simple logic on conditions such as "get to the end" and "find the key".

PROGRAM MILESTONES

Week 8: 3D game world creation complete with character, character abilities, and objects.
Week 16: A 3D single level playable game with character, a specified goal, rules and a minimum of 3 challenges.
Week 24: A 3D single level playable game with complex mechanics and multiple objectives.
Week 32: 3D game created with personalized designs and mechanics.

FINAL PROJECT

Originally designed and scripted 3D game complete
with character, obstacles, rules of gameplay, and a
defined goal.

FINAL PROJECT SHOWCASE

Monday December 18, 2017

WHO IS THIS FOR?

Teenagers eager to design and develop professional-quality game experiences.


CALENDAR OPTIONS

• Monday from 7 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.
• From January 23 to May 15, 2017. Resumes August 21 to December 18, 2017.
• For students who started in the Fall of 2016 Download this Fall 2016 Calendar
• For students who started in the Spring of 2017 Download this Spring 2017 Calendar


FREE OPEN LAB HOURS

• Monday through Thursday from 4 p.m. to 5 p.m.
• Fridays from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m.


DISCOUNTS

• 10% per sibling after first enrollment
• 10% for Full Sail employees


LOCATION

Full Sail Labs building

WHAT IF MY CHILD CAN'T START BY THE START DATE?

Our programs are comprehensive, meaning that they cover a lot of material during its duration. The programs run from January to May 2017; and resume from August through December 2017. If you cannot start at the beginning of the January term, there will be another opportunity start in October 2017.

What if my child misses a sesSion(S)?

If your child has to miss class because of vacation or other commitment, we'll arrange for you to come at another schedule time to make up the hours for that month. 

 

IF the program I WANT IS FULL, IS THERE A WAITING LIST?

For those sessions that are already full, we will maintain a waiting list. To get into the waiting list, you must complete an online application indicating the session in which you are interested.  As spaces become available, the first name in the waiting list will be called to offer the space. 

CAN I DROP-OFF AND PICK-UP?

Yes, but you will need to sign the children in and let us know who is picking them up. At the time of pick-up, our staff will ask for ID to match the name you provided at drop-off. You can also wait and relax in the comfort of the parents' lounge area.