Exploring Game Design

Games are fun to play, but they’re even more fun to make! In Exploring Game Design, we have created a fun and supportive environment for your child to discover what it takes to create tabletop games and video games. They will discover how game designers use math, science, art, and sound to create engaging player experiences. At the end of the week, your child will take home a board game and a video game of their own creation!

Your child will explore:

  • The game creation process
  • Fundamentals of logic and problem solving
  • How designers use game mechanics to create fun and challenging games

Prerequisites

This course is open to students entering Grades 1 through 3.

Location

During the summer, Exploring Game Design is held at Overlake Christian Church (9900 Willows Rd, Redmond, WA 98052).

Schedule and Tuition

Schedule for 2017

Young Explorers Workshops hours are Monday through Friday, 8:30 a.m. - 3:30 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 3:30 pm – 5:00 pm.

Young Explorers Workshops Session 1 Session 2 Session 3 Session 4
  A B A B A B A B
Exploring Game Design n/a n/a n/a n/a

Young Explorers Workshops are offered during the following one-week periods. Workshops marked "n/a" are not being offered during that session.

Session 1
A: June 26 - June 30
B: July 3 - July 7

Session 2
A: July 10 - July 14 
B: July 17 - July 21

Session 3
A: July 24 - July 28
B: July 31 - August 4

Session 4
A: August 7 - August 11
B: August 14 - August 18

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.