Arcade-styled games are easy to pick up and play. Games like Tetris, Pac Man, Donkey Kong, Super Mario Bros., and Street Fighter are still favorites today because of their fun, simplistic design. In this camp, we tip our hat to this classic style of gameplay–teaching teens the fundamentals of designing and developing multidimensional video games. Students will walk away with an understanding of what it takes to build a game from the ground up. Using a professional development platform, a pixel art sprite editor, and visual scripting, students will create imaginative, playable, and personally customized games that can be shared with family and friends.
- Utilize fundamental design and programming principles to create arcade-styled games
- Customize a visual style for a game using personally crafted art assets
- Program gameplay features and character abilities
- Playtest and iterate gameplay to adjust degrees of difficulty and increase fun
- Collaborate with peers to ensure the design effectively communicates the vision
Students will have created an interactive arcade-style video game that employs a variety of objects, actions, controls, and player challenges. Teens will leave with the versatile skills to create many more games from home.
Who is this camp for?
Teens interested in experiencing the game development process from beginning to end.
What you’ll get
• Flash drive
• Baseball cap
• Water bottle
• Completion certificate