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Game Design with RPG Maker

Grades 4-10

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.


January 19


8:00 AM - 6:00 PM
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:

  • Headphones
  • Microphone
  • Web Camera
  • RPG Maker VX Ace
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More Information About This Camp
RPG Maker is a game design software that allows you to create your own role-playing games (RPGs). If you’re a fan of RPGs or just love game design in general, RPG Maker is the perfect tool to turn your creative ideas into a fun and engaging game experience. That’s why we’re excited to announce our Summer Camp program, Game Design with RPG Maker. In this program, you’ll learn everything you need to know about creating an RPG from scratch. Our experienced instructors will guide you through the process of discovering how to create your own unique RPG characters, explore map creation, and design an engaging dungeon-crawler using RPG Maker. Whether you’re new to game design or have some experience, our program will challenge you to take your skills to the next level. One of the highlights of the program is learning how to create balanced encounters and battles. You’ll learn how to create challenging enemies and make sure that each fight is fair and exciting for the player. This is an essential part of game design and is what makes an RPG truly engaging. We’ll also delve into the game design process, which includes brainstorming ideas, prototyping, and playtesting. You’ll learn how to turn your creative vision into a playable game, and then how to refine and improve it based on feedback from others. You’ll leave the program with a solid understanding of the game design process and the tools to create an engaging RPG of your own. In conclusion, our Game Design with RPG Maker summer camp is a great opportunity for aspiring game designers and RPG fans to learn the skills and techniques to create their own games. You’ll have a blast exploring the world of RPG Maker and discovering all the possibilities it has to offer. So don’t wait, join us for a summer of fun and learning!
Topics and Skills Covered
  • Adventure level design
  • Brainstorming
  • 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
  • Scripting
  • Time management
Cool & Funny Things
Top 10 reasons why Game Design with RPG Maker is the coolest summer camp ever:
  1. Create your own heroes and villains with epic powers!
  2. Design maps and worlds that are out of this world!
  3. Battle it out with your friends and learn to create balanced fights!
  4. Play your own game and show it off to your family and friends!
  5. Learn to tell stories that will keep people on the edge of their seat!
  6. Get to use the coolest game design software: RPG Maker!
  7. Work with a team to create a game that’s even better than Fortnite!
  8. Discover how to create dungeons that will make Indiana Jones jealous!
  9. Learn to use your imagination and creativity in new ways!
  10. 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
Storyboard Artist
3D Modeler
UX/UI Designer
Web Developer
Software Developer
Game Tester
Technical Writer
Interactive Designer
Digital Media Specialist