Circle strafe right, deny the enemy creep, activate the turbo! You’re a gamer at heart, and now you can draw upon your imagination and creativity to design and develop video games. Students will analyze several popular computer games focusing on both the critical and casual design choices developers used in their creation. Students will explore how mathematics, problem solving, and creativity come together in the design and development of video games. In this course, students will learn about the process of game development and gain hands-on experience designing, developing and modifying several computer games. Students will work to understand the games they already play and begin to program using both Java's Greenfoot, and GameSalad. Topics will include the basics of programming languages, elementary data structures, control statements, functions, graphical user interfaces, and 2D animation. Critical thinking and communication skills will be emphasized throughout the class with frequent discussions and student projects. Upon completion of the course students will be able to take home a copy of their weekend's programming portfolio.
November 2 and 3, 2019
$425 ($395 - Registered on or before October 21, 2019)
(includes housing, food, and academic activities)
$375 ($345 - Registered on or before October 21, 2019)
(Day student - includes food and academic activities)