Video Game Development Level 2 (Online)

In this Online Workshop, students learn about the tools and processes game designers use to create compelling video game levels, interesting scenarios, and enjoyable playing experiences. Students will discover how to create dynamic sequences and events in video game levels to make them come to life. They will leave this workshop with a greater understanding of the work of professional game designers, as well as the ability to create their own game designs!

Students will learn:
  • How to work with digital art tools and level editors to make original game content
  • Mathematical concepts like 2D and 3D coordinate systems
  • Basic level scripting to create dynamic sequences and events

Courses in this Series

This course is part of the Video Game Development series.

Level One

Video Game Development Level 1

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Level Two

Video Game Development Level 2

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Level Two

Design for Role-Playing and Strategy Games

 

 

Prerequisites and Requirements

Prerequisites

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

In order to take this course, students must first take Video Game Development Level 1 (Online or On-site).

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.

  • Operating System: Windows 7 or newer 
  • Pentium 4 CPU or newer, 1.5 GHz or faster
  • Minimum display resolution 1024×768
  • Sound card and headphones or speakers
  • Broadband Internet connection (512 Kbits or higher)—no dialup
  • Browser: Internet Explorer 8 or Firefox 3 or newer
  • Plugins: Adobe Reader 9, Adobe Flash Player 10
  • Microsoft Word 2003 (or newer) or OpenOffice 3.2.0
  • Latest Java Development Kit (JDK) from Oracle (available at no cost)
  • Latest Java Runtime (JRE) from Oracle (available at no cost)
  • Latest BlueJ Java IDE (available at no cost)
Schedule and Tuition

Schedule for 2016

This course is offered during the following dates and times.

SUMMER 2016

Session 4 August 1, 2016 – August 12, 2016 Mon-Fri, 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. PST

Tuition

$395 per 30-hour session. A $100 non-refundable deposit must be paid at the time of registration. The remaining $295 must be paid by the registration deadline.

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