THIS IS AWESOME
AN UNFORGETTABLE EXPERIENCE
Calling all future game developers! Bring your video game ideas to life as you learn the ins-and-outs of how a video game is designed and produced. In our Game Design 4 Kids program, participants learn the basics of video game development and design their own games using kid-friendly developer tools.
- Explore and design platform-style 2D game experiences
- Understand 2D game design principles
- Define iterative design in game development
- Identify elements that make fun gameplay
- Understand platforming elements in games
- Build your own video game with the app
- Share & review developed levels using constructive feedback
- Use constructive feedback from other game testers to improve and enhance your games
- 3D level design
- Adventure games
- App based developer tools
- Collaboration and communication
- Constructive feedback
- Critical thinking
- Encounter generation
- Environmental storytelling
- Game design principles
- Game testing
- Introduction to 2D game design principles
- Iterative design
- Narrative storytelling
- Platforming games
- Problem solving
- Puzzle design
- Scope and scale
- Time management
- Video game level design
Primary Computer Device:
- Windows 8, 10 or 11
- or Mac OS
- or Chromebook
Additional Tech Used:
- Web Camera
- Interactive media designer
- Mobile app developer
- Computer animator
- Virtual reality developer
- User experience designer
- Virtual reality designer
- Augmented reality developer
- Interactive designer
- User interface designer
- User experience researcher
- Website developer
- Graphic designer
- Animation artist
- Motion graphics designer
- The basics of game design and how to design platform-style 2D game experiences.
- The principles of 2D game design and how to apply them to create engaging and fun gameplay.
- How to use game development software such as Bloxels to create and iterate on their own game designs.
- The process of refining game development and how to make adjustments to improve the game play experience.
- The different platforming elements that are found in games and how to incorporate them into their own designs.
- How to work in teams, collaborate with others and learn from one another.
- Develop creativity and problem-solving skills through hands-on activities and projects.
- Understanding how to create games that are both fun and engaging for players.
- The importance of iteration in game development and how to make changes and improvements until they have a finished product.
- How to apply their learning in the camp to other fields such as programming, animation, and interactive media design.
Top 10 things you’ll love about Digital Game Design 4 Kids camp:
- Designing your own games and seeing them come to life on the screen.
- Learning new skills like problem-solving and collaboration that will help you in any future career.
- Working with experienced game designers who know all the secrets to creating fun and engaging games.
- Using cool tools like Bloxels to build your own games, that you can show off to your friends and family.
- Being part of a team and working together to make the best game possible.
- Learning how to make your games even more exciting by adding different elements like jumping, running, and power-ups.
- Creating your own characters and worlds that you can explore in your games.
- Learning how to turn your game ideas into reality and make them even better.
- Playing games that you and your friends have designed and seeing who can make the most fun and challenging game.
- And the most super cool thing of all…you’ll get to take your own game home with you after camp and show it off to everyone you know!
So, don’t wait, sign up for Digital Game Design 4 Kids camp today and get ready for an exciting, fun and educational experience of a lifetime!
Q: Who can attend Digital Game Design 4 Kids camp?
A: The camp is open to children entering 2nd-4th grade.
Q: What will the kids learn at the camp?
A: The camp is designed to introduce children to the world of game design. The children will learn about platform-style 2D game design, game development principles, and the elements that make for fun gameplay, They will also learn about the iterative process of game development, how to use tools like Bloxels, and how to work in teams.
Q: What software will be used at the camp?
A: The camp will use game development software Bloxels.
Q: What kind of activities will the kids be doing at the camp?
A: The children will be working on hands-on activities and projects that will help them learn about game design, develop their creativity and problem-solving skills. They will also have the opportunity to work in teams, giving them the chance to collaborate and learn from one another.
Q: Is there any pre-requisite skill level required to attend the camp?
A: No, the camp is designed for children of all skill levels.