Video Game Design Camp
with Apps!

2018  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, Wilmington DE, Washington DC, Towson MD, St. Louis MO, Nashville TN & Los Angeles CA!

 

***2018 Camp Locations, Dates, Tuition & Discounts Located At The Bottom Of This Page***

VIDEO GAME DESIGN CAMP WITH APPS DESCRIPTION:

Ages 6 to 12 – Space is Limited, Register Now!

Many AWESOME New Games & Projects for Summer 2018!

At Video Game Design Camp, campers use the Clickteam 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 PC computers and 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, and 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 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 design their own, or manipulate the design of objects within the Fusion 2.5 library.  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 Brick Breaker, Arcade-Style Space Invaders, one App, and possibly a platform adventure game if time permits.  Upon returning for a second week of camp, campers can create a platform game with scrolling capabilities for game options like Space Adventures, Jungle Escapes, Race Cars, Snowboarding Sports, Laser Domes, Historical Exploration, or a game of their choice, in addition to creating an App!  Through our camp curriculum, 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 vast creative license while creating 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, or are coming into camp with strong experience in game design.  Expanding on the ability to create a basic platform game, campers can create games with scrolling like 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, while incorporating scrolling, artificial intelligence, and other high level features.  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.

Valuable Learning Opportunities:

Get Your Start in Game Design:  This camp is a perfect starting point for aspiring game designers, as Fusion is intuitive for entry level learners using our curriculum.

You Can Get Fancy:  Fusion is a very powerful platform with lots of capabilities and features, and our Intermediate and Advanced Game Designers can create complex games that can wow even the avid gamer!

Don’t Just Play Games, Create Them:  In Summary, this is WHY we created Game Design Camp.  We want to teach campers how to be proactive learners where they learn how to MAKE games.  The educational component and learning opportunities involved in game design far exceed just playing video games on the couch, and we think parents agree!

Code, Code, Code:  In addition to designing, coding is a very important part of game designs.  For Gamers who want to learn Game Design, they also get the educational component of coding, which is huge!

Apps, Too:  In addition to designing games for computers, campers also learn how to create an App for the phone.  This added experience gives campers the opportunity to learn game design for multiple platforms, and enhances a variety of skill sets.

Many Game Design Options:  Game Design with Fusion is a great place to start out as a beginner, and/or even develop games/apps as an intermediate or advanced camper. Just as importantly, this camp helps you develop skills to transition into other areas of game design represented in our other amazing game design camps using GameMaker, RPG Maker™, and Virtual Reality Software!       

  • If your child creates an App for 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. Camper projects are exported for use on PCs. If your child would like his or her project exported into XCode for use on a Mac at home, please let the instructor know!

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


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™.


For more information about our Specialty Camps, click here:  Lavner Specialty Camps


 

Save On Camp! Click The Button Above To Learn More About Our Early Registration Discount ($30/Week), Multi-Week Discount ($15-$30/Week), Additional Sibling Discount ($30/Week) and Referral Program ($50 Credit per Referral).


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Our 2018 Game Design Camps are located at Devon Preparatory School ~ 363 North Valley Road, Devon PA 19333, Gwynedd-Mercy Academy Elementary ~ 816 Norristown Rd, Springhouse PA 19477, Newtown Friends School ~ 1450 Newtown-Langhorne Road, Newtown PA 18940, 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, Ursuline Academy ~ 1106 Pennsylvania Avenue, Wilmington DE 19806, 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.  Campers may also attend Tech R3volution and Major in Game Design at West Chester University - West Chester PA, New York Institute of Technology - Long Island NY, Vanderbilt University - Nashville TN, and UCLA - Los Angeles CA.