Adventures in Game Design


Kids: Adventures in Game Design

Make Your Own Video Games Using Multimedia Fusion™

Campers create action, adventure, platform or side-scrolling video games using Multimedia Fusion™, an easy-to-use development kit that requires no programming. Using Adobe® Photoshop®, kids are able to design their own characters and game objects, and then place them into games. Those games come to life when they add their own audio or sounds from a provided library.

Kids discover key game development concepts like game planning, character movement, collision detection, level design, in-game dialogue, inventory and playability. Students also play-test each other’s games, working together and sharing ideas, which makes learning what goes into games both fun and educational.

Campers complete the weeklong experience with a finished project they get to take home. They can continue to play or develop their game, as well as show it off to family and friends.

What You’ll Learn: Adventures in Game Design

Course Content Software Used
• Elements of a great video game and how to create them
• How to use Multimedia Fusion™
• Different game types (action, adventure, platform & side-scrollers)
• How to create different game levels and challenges
• Critical thinking, problem solving and teamwork
• How to bug-test a game to make it more playable
• How to add sound to a video game
• 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 Game Design
Ages 8 – 12 | Beginner – Advanced | No Game Design or Programming Experience Required

For kids who want to create video games instead of just play them, or kids who like computers or want a career in the exploding video game industry.

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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.

2014 Fees & Additional Options: Adventures in Game Design

Options Price Duration Meals
Tuition $890 1 Week, Mon-Fri Lunch not included
Lunch Plan add $45 or $65* 1 Week, Mon-Fri 5 lunches
Extended Day – Student Program (7:30am-6:30pm) – Select Locations Only add $195 1 Week, Mon-Fri 3 meals/day

*Depending on location.
To view all options, visit our Options & Fees page.    

1 Week   |   Ages 8 ‐ 12   |   Beg – Adv

“My child’s world was broadened in one short week. A truly excellent program!”

2014 Locations & Dates

  • Stanford

  • Jun 23-27 | Jul 07-11 | Jul 21-25 | Aug 04-08
  • UCLA

  • Jun 30-Jul 04 | Jul 14-18
  • GWU

  • Jul 07-11 | Jul 21-25
  • UBC

  • Jul 21-25 | Aug 04-08
  • UCSD

  • Jul 21-25 | Aug 04-08
  • Drexel

  • Jul 14-18 | Jul 21-25
  • Harvard

  • Jul 07-11 | Jul 21-25 | Aug 04-08
  • UChicago

  • Jul 07-11 | Jul 14-18 | Jul 28-Aug 01
  • McGill

  • Jul 14-18 | Jul 21-25