Kids: Adventures in 2D & 3D Game Design
Create Your Own Video Games in this Hands-on Experience
Create both 2D and 3D games from a variety of types (action, adventure, platform & side-scrollers) using Multimedia Fusion 2™ and Platinum Arts Sandbox 3D Game Maker©. In Photoshop®, you’ll also be able to design your own 2D sprites (characters & objects), and place them into your games. Plus, give your game a voice when you add your own audio, or sounds from a library.
Learning what goes to into making video games is fun and educational. Student campers discover both 2D and 3D game-development concepts like game planning, path-based movement, collision detection, level design, dialogue, inventory and playability. Students also play-test each other’s games, working together and sharing ideas.
Kids complete the weeklong experience with a finished project they get to take home and can continue to play or develop, as well as show off to family and friends.
What You’ll Learn: Adventures in 2D & 3D Game Design
|Course Content||Software Used|
|• What elements make up a great game and how to create them
• How to use Multimedia Fusion™
• How to use Platinum Arts Sandbox 3D Game Maker©
• Different game types like side-scrollers and what makes them fun to play
• How to create different game levels and challenges
• Critical thinking, problem-solving and teamwork
• How to add sound to a video game
• Intro to 3D game creation
• How to use Adobe® Photoshop®
Digital Media Academy may slightly vary curriculum to better fit the needs/expertise level of a given class.
Who Should Attend: Adventures in 2D & 3D Game Design
Ages 8–12 | Beginner – Advanced | No Game-Design or Programming Experience Required
Perfect for kids who want to create videos games instead of just playing them, or kids who like computers or want a career in the booming video-game industry—or just like to play video games.
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Questions about a course or additional weeks at DMA? Ready to register? Please call 866.656.3342 for more information and to speak with a Guest Experience Representative.
2013 Fees & Additional Options: Adventures in 2D & 3D Game Design
|Tuition||$865||1 Week, Mon-Fri||Lunch not included|
|Lunch Plan (for non-residential students)||add $45 or $65*||1 Week, Mon-Fri||5 lunches|
|Residential Program – Stanford Only||add $510||1 Week, Sun-Fri||3 meals/day|
|Extended Day-Student Program (7:30am-7:00pm) Select Locations Only||add $195||1 Week, Mon-Fri||3 meals/day|
*Depending on location.
To view all options, including weekend stays, visit our Options & Fees page.
1 Week | Ages 8‐12 | Beg – Adv
|“DMA teaches you things other camps don’t.”
— Malachy, DMA Adventures Game Design Student
2013 Locations & Dates
- Jul 08-12 | Jul 15-19
- Jul 08-12 | Jul 22-26
- Jul 29-Aug 02
- Jul 15-19 | Jul 29-Aug 02
- Aug 05-09
- Jul 08-12
- Jul 01-05 | Jul 08-12 | Jul 22-26
- Jul 15-19 | Jul 22-26 | Aug 05-09
- Jun 17-21
- Jul 01-05 | Jul 15-19 | Jul 29-Aug 02