Game Design with RPG Maker
Are you ready to bring your own role-playing games to life? Learn the ins-and-outs of how RPG games are designed and produced from top to bottom. Through informational activities, tutorials and hands-on experience in our game lab, participants will learn how to develop and implement an RPG game with narratives, dialog, puzzles, and battles in a large gaming world. This program is designed for participants who love games like Minecraft, Dungeons & Dragons, Pokemon, Kingdom Hearts & Final Fantasy and who want to build their own gaming adventures. Some computer familiarity is helpful, all skill levels are welcome.
Goals and Learning Objectives
- Discover how to create your own unique RPG characters
- Explore map creation to illustrate a vibrant world
- Explore the game design process
- Learn to create balanced encounters & battles
- Learn to design an engaging dungeon-crawler with RPG Maker
Projects and Activities
- Create your own encounters and maps of varying complexity to share
- Develop a dungeon crawler in RPG Maker
- Develop games and characters appropriate for a shared setting
- Share & collaborate using constructive feedback to produce high quality experiences
Primary Computer Device:
- Windows 8, 10 or 11
Additional Tech Used:
- Web Camera
- RPG Maker VX Ace
More Information About This Camp
Topics and Skills Covered
- Adventure level design
- Building design
- Character creation
- Collaboration and communication
- Constructive feedback
- Critical thinking
- Encounter generation
- Environmental storytelling
- Game design principles
- Game testing
- Introduction to 2D game design principles
- Introduction to RPG Maker
- Iterative design
- Level design
- Platform level design
- Problem solving
- Puzzle design
- Scope and scale
- Time management
Cool & Funny Things
- Create your own heroes and villains with epic powers!
- Design maps and worlds that are out of this world!
- Battle it out with your friends and learn to create balanced fights!
- Play your own game and show it off to your family and friends!
- Learn to tell stories that will keep people on the edge of their seat!
- Get to use the coolest game design software: RPG Maker!
- Work with a team to create a game that’s even better than Fortnite!
- Discover how to create dungeons that will make Indiana Jones jealous!
- Learn to use your imagination and creativity in new ways!
- Have a blast while learning new skills that will be super helpful in the future!
Careers That Relate to This Camp
Character and Concept Artist
Digital Media Specialist