Video Game Development Level 1 (Online)

This Online Workshop teaches you how today’s digital games and interactive experiences are created. You will make a series of games while learning basic programming concepts, immersing yourself in the game production process, and exploring pathways into video game careers!

Students will learn:
  • The video game production process, including writing design documents, game testing, and problem solving
  • Game design principles, including game balance and effective interface design
  • Coding basics such as variables, conditionals, iteration, and functions
  • Art production processes and tools
 

Courses in this Series

This course is part of the Video Game Development series.

Level One

Video Game Development Level 1

(Online or On-Site)
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Level Two

Video Game Development Level 2

Or
Level Two

Design for Role-Playing and Strategy Games

Prerequisites and Requirements

Prerequisites

This course is open to students in Grades 8 through 12.

Students must also possess the following basic computer skills.

A student must be able to:
  • Zip and unzip files
  • Upload files to class distance learning site
  • Navigate class distance learning site
  • Download software
  • Install software
  • Have administrative access to PC
  • Use Windows operating system running on a PC
  • Read and understand instructions
  • Read a computer screen
  • Have keyboarding skills to type messages in chat
  • Navigate websites
  • Demonstrate interest in subject matter
  • Think logically and sequentially
  • Sit at a computer workstation and use the screen for up to two and a half hours at a time

Technology Requirements

In addition to the prerequisites listed above, students must have access to a computer that meets the technology requirements listed below.

Hardware:

  • Windows PC
  • Headset with microphone
  • Broadband internet connection
  • Three-button mouse
  • Display with minimum resolution of 1024 x 768
  • 64-bit Intel® or AMD® multi-core processor
  • 8 GB of RAM
  • 4 GB of free disk space for install

Software:

  • One of the following browsers:
    • Google Chrome™
    • Microsoft® Internet Explorer®
    • Mozilla® Firefox®
    • Apple® Safari®
  • Adobe Reader (latest version)
  • Zoom Launcher Plugin
  • Microsoft® Windows® 7 (SP1) and Windows® 10 Professional operating system

    Note: It is possible to use a Mac® for this course. However, you must use Apple® Bootcamp® to install Windows®. Zero Engine will not work in a virtual machine such as Parallels or Wine.


Schedule and Tuition

Schedule 2017 - 2018

This course is offered during the following dates and times.

SPRING 2018:

January 27, 2018 - April 21, 2018*

*There will be no class on February 17, March 24, and April 7.

DAYS & TIMES:

Saturdays, 1:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.

Registration Deadline: January 20th

A.M. courses: 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. 

P.M. courses: 1:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.

*Session 1 runs an extra 30 minutes to accommodate the 4th of July holiday

30-Hour Online Workshop

Tuition

Session 1*

June 25–July 6

Session 2

July 9–20

Session 3

July 23–Aug 3

Session 4

Aug 6–17

Online Video Game Development Level 1

$395

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Online Video Game Programming Level 1

$395

 

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 $395

 

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Tuition

  • Total cost: $395

Tuition includes $100 non-refundable deposit and registration fee.  The remaining $295 must be paid by the registration deadline.

Click here for a list of discounts and information about tax breaks, scholarships, and cancellation/refund policies.

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