Adventures in
Game Design

1 week • 9am – 5pm
Kids • Ages 8 – 12
Beg – Adv
Popular Camp

Design your
own Video Game

Create fun, playable and graphically rich arcade-style video games using Multimedia Fusion™, an
easy-to-use, no-programming-required application.

Learn from
Top Experts

DMA instructors include highly respected educators, accomplished artists and talented industry professionals who have a
passion for teaching.

Get Introduced
to Game Design

Discover real-world game-design principles, such as planning, character movement, collision detection, level design
and playability.


Camp Overview

Create arcade-style video games using Multimedia Fusion™,
an easy-to-use application that requires no programming. Using
Adobe® Photoshop®, you’ll be able to design your own characters
and game objects, and then place them into games. Discover key
game development concepts, such as game planning, character
movement, collision detection, level design, in-game dialogue,
inventory and playability.




Camp Details

Prerequisites

  • Age: 8 – 12
  • Skill Level: Beginner – Advanced
  • No game-design or programming experience required

What You’ll Learn

  • Elements of a great video game and how to create them
  • How to use Multimedia Fusion™
  • Developing and creating different game types (action, adventure, platform & side-scrollers)
  • How to create different game levels and challenges
  • How to bug test a game to make it more playable
  • How to add sound to a video game
  • Basics of Adobe® Photoshop®

What You’ll Create

  • Arcade-style video games

Skills and Experience

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Real-World Skills

  • Game planning and competitive strategy
  • How to tell a story through video games
  • Designing and developing a project
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Software

  • Multimedia Fusion™
  • Adobe® Photoshop®
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Personal Development

  • Understand the benefits of critical thinking
  • Thinking creatively to solve problems
  • How to work with others as a team

Instruction & Staff

6:1 STAFF RATIO

Our average staff-to-student ratio is 6:1 and in some cases, this ratio is even lower. DMA’s Adventures instructors include industry professionals, technology educators and talented upper-level university students who have a genuine passion for the subject and a demonstrated skill for teaching and inspiring young learners. DMA’s lead instructors are supported by outstanding teaching assistants and a year-round curriculum-development team that builds innovative and engaging courses and learning experiences.

PERSONALIZED LEARNING EXPERIENCE

DMA courses and curriculum are closely reviewed, improved and expanded upon each year. Our amazing team of instructors, curriculum developers and corporate staff have built a fun and engaging learning experience that accommodates a wide range of ages and abilities. This, along with a very skilled instructional staff and low staff-to-student ratio, allows us to individualize, customize and offer plenty of personalized, one-on-one time for each student.

At DMA, we firmly believe in a three-step creative process: building, breaking and revising. The best ideas and results occur when they are constantly improved through a repeated system of testing and refining. At DMA, we teach this innovative concept because that’s how the breakthrough technologies and genius masterpieces that shape our world are most often achieved.

SPARKING CURIOSITY & BUILDING CONFIDENCE

DMA provides hands-on, project-based learning designed to spark curiosity, confidence and collaboration. DMA’s immersive courses bring like-minded students together to inspire one another, and confidence soars when students gain knowledge, skills, critical-thinking abilities and hands-on experience.


Sample Camp Day

Time Activity
7:30 am Enjoy a Healthy & Delicious Breakfast (Only Applies to Extension Day Add-on Students)
9:00 am Hands-on Tech Instruction & Creation (Learn & Understand)
10:30 am Outdoor Break & Snack
11:00 am Hands-on Tech Instruction & Creation (Apply What You’ve Learned & Practice Together)
12:00 pm Enjoy Lunch (Meal Provided with Lunch Plan & Extended Day Plan Only)
1:00 pm Hands-on Tech Instruction & Creation (Create, Test, Evaluate & Improve)
2:30 pm Outdoor Break & Snack
3:00 pm Hands-on Tech Instruction & Creation (Review & Share)
5:00 pm Student Pick-up (Extended Day Students Enjoy Dinner Until 6:30 p.m.)

FAQs

What is the difference between this camp and the Adventures in Game Design for iPhone® and iPad® camp?

This camp gives kids a great introduction to game design. The Adventures in Game Design for iPhone® and iPad® class is slightly more advanced and geared toward mobile-game development, while this focuses more on arcade or video-game-console types of games.

Will my child be able to continue to work on their game at home?

Yes. This camp features Clickteam Multimedia Fusion™ developer software. A free version of this software
is available on Clickteam’s site.


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