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In Game Design with GameMaker™, kids create incredible games with AWESOME graphics and learn to implement computer programming. Embark on the process of creating a video game from start to finish – brainstorming, planning, character design, level design, programming, user interface design and much more!
The GameMaker™ Studio software caters to everyone from entry-level novices all the way up to game development professionals. In addition to professional quality development, GameMaker™ allows students to create fully functional prototypes for beta testing before publishing a final game at the end of the week!
After learning the Graphical User Interface in GameMaker™: Studio, students begin to plan their game by crafting a storyline and developing characters using the advanced, built-in, digital painting software. Once their characters are created, students learn about level design and lay out floor plans with an easy-to-use, efficient, tiling technique that allows for excellent control and precision. Once the basic visuals are established, students begin to program the character movement and interactions within their game.
Students have the option to write their own code to power their game, or to use the easier drag and drop programming. Either way, they will learn coding fundamentals and logic, while programming the game.
Offering a vast database of game design concepts, and sharp graphics, GameMaker™ is a great step towards professional level design and an even bigger step toward top-level creativity and innovation!
Some Projects May Include:
Arcade-Style Space Invaders Game: Create a ship that the player has to pilot and use to battle waves of descending aliens in this arcade classic. Add player controls, sprites, enemies with different behaviors, score, power-ups, and lots more features.
Adventure Games: Design a platform game with side or top-down scrolling capabilities that allow a player to explore an epic fantasy world with characters, challenges, and storylines. Focus on character and landscape development, add text/dialogue, and feature multiple levels.
Dash Games: Create a side scrolling, jump based platform game that challenges the player’s skills and reaction time. Create your own courses, obstacles, and concepts. This game is heavily coding based where player movement is programmed accounting for gravity and collision detection.
This course is for beginner and intermediate programmers.
Valuable Learning Opportunities include creating an incredible look, feel, and appeal for a game, working with professional level software, and boosting your coding skills!