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 2018

Young Explorers Summer Workshops run in one-week sessions, Monday through Friday, 8:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.  Lunch and snacks are included and provided daily. (Lunch menu available in June.)  We also offer After-Workshop Activities, which are free and optional, Monday through Thursday from 3:30 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.  

Young Explorers Workshops

Tuition

Session 1

Session 2

Session 3

Session 4

 

 

 

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B

A

B

A

B

A

B

Exploring Game Design

$699

 

 

 

 

Exploring Art and Animation

$699

 

     

Exploring Robotics

$699

 

 

Exploring Programming and Logic

$699

 

 

 

 


Young Explorers Workshops are offered during the following one-week periods:

  • Session 1
    • A: June 25 - June 29
    • B: July 2 - July 6 (no classes)
  • Session 2
    • A: July 9 - July 13
    • B: July 16 - July 20 (no classes)
  • Session 3
    • A: July 23 - July 27
    • B: July 30 - August 3
  • Session 4
    • A: August 6 - August 10
    • B: August 13 - August 17

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.