Special About TechKnowHow®'s Game
Classes: This camp is a hands-on opportunity
for students to design and complete two computer games. Students experience
the full process of creating a game from beginning to end, and take home
their work as well as software to continue making games at home.
This class for Summer 2014 is
being held at
the following locations:
Creativity: Students create their own look, flow, and
complexity for their games. Each game project is open-ended versus
pre-packaged, and students have control over the visual elements, gameplay,
settings and incorporation of music and sound effects.
GameMaker, the software used in this class is robust enough
that it is used in many college-level introductory game design courses, yet
it is consistently mastered by students, ages 10-14, in our program.
Fun Introduction to Programming and
Logic: Students write code to build the second game in this
class. They will learn the GameMaker programming language (GML) to write
loops, variables, functions, and operators, similar in structure to Java and
Resources for Continuing Education at
Home: Students take home a professional, full-features
version of GameMaker software, as well as class lessons, and a library of
graphics and music files for use in creating games at home.
Instructors lead the class through sequential lessons to complete a game.
Instructors discuss game design concepts, answer questions and assist
students in troubleshooting their work throughout
A Great Value: We combine
our strong curriculum, fun and empowering teaching method, knowledgeable
instructors, and take-home resources to make our classes a unique and
tremendous value for those interested in learning programming and game