This 90-hour Online Academy teaches students how today’s digital games and interactive experiences are created. Students will develop a series of simulations and games that will teach them how to use DigiPen's Zero Engine, a proprietary software development kit (SDK) that facilitates game creation for beginning to advanced programmers. Students will create basic games like Rube Goldberg machines, arcade-style space shooters, and platformers as well as their own original game. This class is designed for students who have not participated in Introduction to 2D Video Game Programming (online or on-site) or Video Game Development Level 1 (online or on-site). Students who complete this course will be prepared to learn how to use the more advanced features of the Zero Engine.
This course is open to students in Grades 8 through 12.
Students must also possess the following basic computer skills.
In addition to the prerequisites listed above, students must have access to a computer that meets the technology requirements listed below.
Fall Quarter: Not offered
Spring Quarter: February 8, 2017 – June 14, 2017
Spring Quarter Registration Deadline: Wednesday, February 1, 2017
Live Weekly Meeting Times: Wednesdays, 4:00-5:00 p.m. PST
There will be no class on March 1.
The tuition for this Online Academy is $595 per 90-hour session. A $100 non-refundable deposit must be paid at the time of registration. The remaining $495 must be paid February 1, 2017.