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)
Level Two

Video Game Development Level 2

Level Two

Design for Role-Playing and Strategy Games

(not offered Summer 2018- On-Site Only)


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

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.