What's Special About TechKnowHow's Game Design Classes:
This camp is a hands-on opportunity for students to design and complete three 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.
Focus on Creativity: Students create their own look, flow,
and complexity for their games. Instructors lead students through each step of making a game, but students have control over the gameplay, visual elements,
settings, and use of music and sound effects. The software used is open-ended, allowing students to experience the "mechanics" of game design, versus using a pre-packaged program where choices for creativity are limited.
This class for Summer 2013 is being held at
the following locations:
Powerful Software: 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.
Knowledgeable Instructors: Instructors lead the class through sequential lessons to complete a game. As part of the process, instructors discuss game design concepts, answer questions, and assist students in troubleshooting their work.
Use of Logic and Structure: Students learn how to create a logical sequence of actions for game events and actions. This includes an introduction to using variables, code blocks and conditional instructions (if/then logic). Students do not program in code, but learn programming concepts and thinking.
A Great Value: We combine our strong
curriculum and software, fun and empowering teaching method, and knowledgeable
instructors, to make our game design classes a unique and tremendous value for
those interested in creating computer games.