Video Game Development Level 1

This workshop is ideal for anyone who wants to take an idea for a 2D video game and make it a reality. This workshop examines basic programming techniques, but also looks at the other disciplines needed to create a game, including game design, art production, and sound design. You will gain not only a new appreciation for the hard work that went into making your favorite games, but also the tools to start bringing your own game ideas to life.

You 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, iterations, and functions
  • Art production processes and tools

Courses in this Series

This course is part of the Video Game Development workshop 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

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

Schedule and Tuition

Schedule for 2017

Workshop hours are Monday-Friday, 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. Students should arrive no more than 30 minutes prior to the start of class. There are free optional after-workshop activities most days from 4:00 pm – 5:30 pm.* 

*Due to the July 4th holiday, Session 1 hours will be 9:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.  After-workshop activities will be from 4:30 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.

Game Design

Session 1*
June 26–July 7
Session 2
July 10–21
Session 3
July 24–Aug 4
Session 4
Aug 7–18
Video Game Development Level 1

 

DigiPen's ProjectFUN offers workshops, camps and college prep courses for kids and teens. Technology courses are held in Redmond, WA (near Seattle and Bellevue), and online.