Video Game Design
Instructor: Ryan Tinney
Learn the basics of video game development & create your very own video games with an editing software called Unity. Lessons & activities will introduce topics such as terrain, character movement, animation, sound design, C# coding, AI, game mechanics, user interface, 2D sprites, and much more. By the end of the camp, you will have made several different types of games and understand what goes into video game creation. No experience needed! Beginners and intermediate students welcome!
Students will need daily access to a computer with that meets or exceeds the following system & hardware requirements:
- Operating System: Windows 7 or higher, or Sierra 10.12.6+, or Ubuntu 16.04, Ubuntu 18.04, and CentOS 7
- CPU: X64 architecture with SSE2 instruction set support
- Graphics: DX10, DX11, and DX12-capable GPUs, Metal-capable Intel and AMD GPUs, OpenGL 3.2+ or Vulkan-capable, Nvidia and AMD GPUs, or better
- Hardware: Mouse and Keyboard.
- Pre-Download: Unity Hub, and latest version of Unity (Unity 2019.3)
All Summer Camps Include:
- Five days of immersion into art-making, creative self-expression, and self-directed imaginative play. Online sessions are just the launching pad. Campers use their imaginations as their guide as they become engrossed in creativity throughout each day.
- Indoor/outdoor exploration and observation-based activities to strengthen campers’ perceptions of self, others, and their surroundings.
- Inspired creative challenges to hone campers’ creative problem solving and ingenuity with materials.
- A thoughtful bundle of art supplies provide a material foundation for campers’ creative endeavors (kits will be sanitized for safety and made available for pick up the weekend prior to camp).
- Dynamic remote interactions each day with artist-instructors, peers, and teen mentors to catalyze and reinforce each camper’s dive into their own curiosity.
- Each week will end with a joyful sharing of campers’ projects via Google Meets, an edited video, or possibly in some cases, a socially distanced sharing at the Arts Center.
Camp content will be hosted on Google Classroom, and will include face-to-face interactions & physical activities for 1 hour each day from 9:30-10:30 am, as well as prerecorded instructional videos so campers can engage and return to project instructions at their own pace.