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Digital Game Design 4 Kids

Grades 2-4

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.

Date

January 18
Expired!

Time

8:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Goals and Learning Objectives
  • 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
Projects and Activities
  • 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
Hardware

Primary Computer Device:

  • Windows 8, 10 or 11
  • or Mac OS
  • or Chromebook

 

Additional Tech Used:

  • Headphones
  • Microphone
  • Web Camera
Software
  • Bloxels
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More Information About This Camp
Digital Game Design 4 Kids is a summer camp program from Fleming Tech Camps that is designed to introduce children to the exciting world of game design. At this camp, kids will explore and design platform-style 2D game experiences, learning the principles of 2D game design and understanding the process of refining game development. One of the key learning objectives of the camp is for kids to understand the elements that make for fun gameplay. Through hands-on activities and projects, campers will learn about the different platforming elements that are found in games and how to incorporate them into their own designs. They will also learn how to use the software Bloxels to create their own games. Another important learning objective is to understand the process of fine-tuning that is used in game development. Kids will learn how to take their initial game concepts and improve upon them, making changes and adjustments until they have a finished product. This process helps them to understand how to create games that are both fun and engaging for players. The camp is open to kids in grades 2-4 and will be held at Fleming Tech Camps. It is a great opportunity for kids to learn about game design and develop their creativity in a fun and interactive way. The camp will be taught by experts who are passionate about sharing their knowledge and experience with the next generation of game designers. Overall, Digital Game Design 4 Kids is a fantastic opportunity for kids to learn about game design and have fun at the same time. They will learn key principles of game design, understand the process of refining game development, and identify elements that make for fun gameplay. They will also develop their teamwork and problem-solving skills which will be valuable in any career they choose in the future. Sign up now and give your child the chance to learn and grow while having fun at the same time!
Topics and Skills Covered
  • 3D level design
  • Adventure games
  • App based developer tools
  • Brainstorming
  • 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
  • Scripting
  • Time management
  • Video game level design
Cool & Funny Things

Top 10 things you’ll love about Digital Game Design 4 Kids camp:

  1. Designing your own games and seeing them come to life on the screen.
  2. Learning new skills like problem-solving and collaboration that will help you in any future career.
  3. Working with experienced game designers who know all the secrets to creating fun and engaging games.
  4. Using cool tools like Bloxels to build your own games, that you can show off to your friends and family.
  5. Being part of a team and working together to make the best game possible.
  6. Learning how to make your games even more exciting by adding different elements like jumping, running, and power-ups.
  7. Creating your own characters and worlds that you can explore in your games.
  8. Learning how to turn your game ideas into reality and make them even better.
  9. Playing games that you and your friends have designed and seeing who can make the most fun and challenging game.
  10. 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!

Careers That Relate to This Camp
  1. Programmer
  2. Interactive media designer
  3. Mobile app developer
  4. Computer animator
  5. Virtual reality developer
  6. User experience designer
  7. Virtual reality designer
  8. Augmented reality developer
  9. Interactive designer
  10. User interface designer
  11. User experience researcher
  12. Website developer
  13. Graphic designer
  14. Animation artist
  15. Motion graphics designer