Game Design with Dota 2
1 week • 9am-5pm
Teens • Ages 12-17
Beg – Int
Create Your Own
Use Source 2, the engine that powers Dota 2, to develop custom multiplayer maps.
Learn the Fundamentals of Scripting
Modify basic abilities of heroes and items to create whole new experiences for players.
Embrace Your Inner Designer
Playtest custom maps and levels with classmates to make sure your game offers balanced gameplay.
Dig deep into the e-sports phenomenon of Dota 2. Learn to use the Source 2 game engine and Dota 2 Workshop tools to create custom levels and game modes. Get introduced to scripting, then customize game rules and build a fun experience for multiple players. In addition, learn the basics of modeling to make or modify hero items!
A WELL-BALANCED EXPERIENCE
At DMA, we realize that everybody needs time away from technology – especially teens. That’s why, along with lunch, DMA students enjoy two breaks each day, when they can hang out and socialize with new friends or take part in a wide range of recreational, team-based and character-building activities.
- Age: 12 – 17
- Skill Level: Beginner – Intermedia
- No Programming Experience Recommended
- Software: Dota 2, Source 2 Hammer editor
What You’ll Learn
- The basics of Lua, a scripting language
- Environment creation and editing
- Source 2 Hammer editor
- Game design principles for MOBA games
- 3D modeling basics
- Multiplayer game balancing and playtesting
What You’ll Create
- Custom Dota 2 add-ons
Required for this Course
An active Steam® account is required for camp. Steam accounts are free and can be set up at steampowered.com.
Skills and Experience
- Game scripting
- 3D Game development
- Competitive multiplayer design
- Master creative problem-solving skills
- Learn the benefits of critical thinking
- Discover how to plan and develop projects
Instruction & Staff
7:1 STAFF RATIO
Our average student-to-staff ratio is 7:1 and in some cases, this ratio is even lower. DMA’s 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, mentoring and inspiring. Learn more about our outstanding teaching staff.
Project-Based & Personalized Instruction
DMA provides hands-on, project-based learning that accommodates a wide range of abilities. Most of our courses are for beginner through more advanced students. This, along with a very skilled instructional staff and low student-to-staff ratio, allows us to individualize lessons, customize the learning experience and offer plenty of personalized, one-on-one time for each student.
“Digital Media Academy teaches you
things you can not learn by yourself at home!”
Jesse Bifulco, DMA Student
|7:30 am||Enjoy a Healthy & Delicious Breakfast (For All overnight students and Stanford Extended Day Add-on Students)|
|9:00 am||Hands-on Tech Instruction & Creation (Learn & Understand)|
|10:30 am||Outdoor Break & Chill Time (Teen Meet & Greet)|
|11:00 am||Hands-on Tech Instruction & Creation (Application & Guided Practice)|
|12:00 pm||Enjoy Lunch (Meal Provided with Lunch Plan add on & Stanford Extended Day Plan Students Only)|
|1:00 pm||Hands-on Tech Instruction & Creation (Create, Test, Evaluate & Improve)|
|2:30 pm||Outdoor Break & Chill Time (Teen Meet & Greet)|
|3:00 pm||Hands-on Tech Instruction & Creation (Review & Share)|
|5:00 pm||Student Pick-up|
|6:00 pm||Dinner for Overnight Campers and Stanford Extended Day Students Only|
|7:00 pm||Supervised recreational activities include optional gaming tournaments, sports and movie nights. (In some cases, students can continue working on their projects.)|
|11:00 pm||Lights out for overnight campers|
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