Video Game Design Camp
with Apps!

2017 Video Game Design Camps in Philadelphia PA, Main Line PA, Lower Gwynedd PA, Bucks County PA, Cherry Hill NJ, Princeton NJ, Montclair NJ, NYC Manhattan, Long Island NY, Washington DC, Towson MD & St. Louis, MO!



(Ages 6 to 12)

Many New AWESOME Games & Projects for Summer 2017!

At Video Game Design Camp, campers use the Fusion 2.5 program to create their own video games for use on computers, and learn how to create game Apps that are compatible with Android™ and/or iOS devices.   Known as one of the best computers camps available, aspiring game designers come away with added skills, knowledge, awesome projects, lots of accomplishments!

At this popular Computer Camp, no previous experience is necessary, however more complicated projects are offered to campers based upon their age and ability.

Starting with a blank screen, campers begin with a single frame where they place objects, scenery, a scoreboard, and number of lives.  They then use the events editor to program how objects behave in this environment.  The games and Apps are then expanded to multiple frames and levels, resulting in a complete multi-level arcade and/or platform game/App.

In addition to using objects and scenery from Fusion 2.5, campers can bring outside objects and scenery that they design into the game, or manipulate the design of objects within the Fusion 2.5 library.  In this sense, campers learn not only programming logic, but also about animation and design.

Multi-level decision-making teaches campers to consider the game as a whole, beyond just a single frame, and encourages vision and planning. Our campers improve their thinking skills and utilize their creativity all while becoming game designers!

Level 1 is for beginners with little or no experience.  Within the first week, campers create their own games of Super Pong, Arcade Style Asteroids, one App, and possibly a platform adventure game if time permits.  Upon returning for a second week of camp, campers create a platform game with scrolling capabilities for games that involve Space Adventures, Jungle Escapes, Race Cars, Sports, Historical Exploration, or a game of their choice, in addition to creating an App!  Campers are amazed at how quickly they can learn to make their own games and Apps starting with just a blank screen!  While working through a tutorial to utilize programming and design concepts, campers are given total poetic license to create their own features and storylines along the way. Campers create at least one Video Game and one App during each week of camp.

Level 2 is for campers who have completed at least two full weeks of camp, and exhibit a strong understanding of basic principles in Fusion 2.5.  Expanding on the ability to create a basic platform game, campers can create games with scrolling capabilities like a Multi-Player Diving games, Adventure Games over Alien Colonies, Under-Water Missions, Choose Your Own Adventure Games, Math Quizzes, Language Learning Games, Olympic Sports, and much more!  App creation in level 2 focuses on touch features, swiping movements, and creating apps with more adventure and flashier animation!

Level 3 is for campers who have completed at least four full weeks of camp, and/or have 100 programming hours (appx. 4 weeks of camp) in Fusion 2.5.  Platform games are similar to the games created by the intermediate group, but level 3 campers are encouraged to complete more total levels, create a more complicated storyline, execute with a higher caliber of design, custom design players and enemies, and implement more complicated movement by enemies, especially bosses of levels.  Campers learn and discuss the marketability of video games, and create them with this in mind.  Level 3 campers are asked, at their discretion, to consider submitting their final product to a video game website.  Level 3 campers also explore the history of Apps with attention to some of the most famous Apps that have been instant successes, their components, and how they captured the imagination of the public.  Campers are then asked to create an App with these principles and concepts in mind.

*If your child creates an App for the Android™, you can upload the app to your Android™ at home or the parent can bring in their Android™ on Friday at pick up time for uploading.

* If your child is creating an App for an iOS device, this file will be saved to a CD and you will need to submit it to Apple’s App Store where publishing is subject to their approval.

Campers may sign up for one week or multiple weeks, as campers are always engaged in new material by advancing in our curriculum.

*For campers interested in Video Game Design Camp, we also recommend our 3D Minecraft™ Camp – Innovation & Design, Graphic Design Camp, Filmmaking Camp, Introduction to Programming with Scratch, Robotics Camp, and TECH R3VOLUTION™.

All campers receive a Lavner Camps T-Shirt and A CD/CD Cover with their games to take home!

Our 2017 Game Design Camps with Apps are located at Gwynedd-Mercy Academy Elementary ~ 816 Norristown Rd, Springhouse PA 19477, Malvern Preparatory School ~ 418 South Warren Avenue, Malvern PA 19355, Newtown Friends School ~ 1450 Newtown-Langhorne Road, Newtown PA 18940, Plymouth Meeting Friends School ~ 2150 Butler Pike, Plymouth Meeting PA 19462, Rosemont College ~ 1400 Montgomery Avenue, Rosemont PA 19010, University of Pennsylvania ~ 3417 Spruce Street, Philadelphia, PA 19104, Valley Forge Educational Services ~ 1777 N. Valley Road, Malvern PA 19355, Waldron Mercy Academy ~ 513 Montgomery Avenue, Merion Station PA 19066, Katz JCC ~ 1301 Springdale Rd, Cherry Hill NJ 08003, Stuart Country Day School ~ 1200 Stuart Road, Princeton NJ 08540, Montclair State University ~ 1 Normal Avenue, Montclair, NJ 07043, New York University ~ 60 Washington Square South, New York, NY 10012, NYIT ~ Northern Boulevard at Valentines Lane, Old Westbury NY 11568, Towson University ~ 8000 York Road, Towson MD, 21252, George Washington University ~ 2100 Foxhall Road NW, Washington, DC 20007, Washington University in St. Louis ~ 1 Brookings Drive, St. Louis, Missouri 63130.

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2017 Video Game Design with Apps Camps in Philadelphia PA, Main Line PA, Cherry Hill NJ, Princeton NJ, Montclair NJ, NYC Manhattan, Long Island NY, Washington DC & Towson MD!