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Adventures in Game Design

One-Week Adventure | Ages 9-12

Adventures in Game Design

One-Week Adventure | Ages 9-12

Design and Build a Game with Stencyl

Showcase your personality by creating a game that’s as unique as yourself. Learn how to bring your ideas and stories to life.

Discover the immersive world of game development and learn key game design principles including game theory, character creation, digital storytelling, and publishing. You’ll build and customize game elements using Adobe Photoshop and practice problem-solving. You’ll design creative solutions in a supportive community of burgeoning designers. At the end of the week, you can take your creation home to share with friends and family.

Receive up to 12 months of Adobe Creative Cloud by registering today ($600 Value).

Staff Ratio: 8:1
Hardware + Software: Laptop 1:1, Adobe Photoshop + Game Salad + Stencyl

Ages: Students 9-12
Hours: 8:30AM – 5:00PM

Staff Ratio: 8:1
Hardware + Software: Laptop 1:1, Adobe Photoshop + Game Salad + Stencyl

Ages: Students 9-12
Hours: 8:30AM – 5:00PM

Course Information

Get ready for a fun and impactful educational experience through project-based learning

What Students Learn

  • How to create game elements, such as characters and game items.
  • The basics of how to use Stencyl and Adobe Photoshop
  • Foundational game design principles
  • Interactive storytelling, game design, character creation, and publishing
  • The design thinking process to unleash your inner designer
  • How to build various mobile games

What Students Create

  • Sprite-based 2D platforming games
  • Original and playable 2D puzzle games
  • Backgrounds and characters
  • Several coding scripts

About Game Design Courses

The global gaming industry continues to grow in leaps and bounds as it surpasses $100 billion and breaks new ground in virtual and augemented reality. This course offers a great introduction to the principles of game design including interactive storytelling, character creation, and publishing. Our hands-on, design thinking approach encourages students to unleash their inner designer as well as work collaboratively with other students as they create mobile video games that can be uploaded onto an iPhone or iPad. Explore more game design courses.

The Adventures Experience: Our Adventures camps give elementary level students, ages 9-12, a meaningful, hands-on introduction to the fundamentals of technology and design-thinking methodology; challenging them to collaborate with their fellow campers to create solutions to real-world problems.

Learn More About This Course

Learn more about Adventures in Game Design by taking an in-depth look at the syllabus for this course.

Our project-based approach to learning sparks curiosity, builds confidence, and fosters teamwork as students seek solutions to real-world problems. Do you have additional questions about selecting the perfect course? Contact our friendly Academic Advisors.

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If camp is canceled due to COVID-19 you’ll receive full credit for Summer 2021. Terms.
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Frequently Asked Questions

Does my child need to have any experience to take this course?

No experience required! This course is a great introduction to the world of game development.

Camp Upgrades

Get the most out of your summer with Digital Media Academy when you add any or all of the following:

Lunch Plan

Make things easy and get lunch on campus so you don’t have to pack your own. Lunch Plans start at $95/week at select locations.

Extended Stay

Our flexible Extended Day option allows families to pick-up students as late as 6:00 PM from Monday to Thursday at all locations.

“I liked that we got to work together with other people to build our own adventure map in Minecraft!”

Harry L.

Adventures in Minecraft Game Design

Why Digital Media Academy?

You can count on us to deliver on all the things that truly matter. We pinky swear.

Passionate Staff

Educators, artists, and talented industry professionals with a passion for STEAM education.

A Balanced Experience

Our students enjoy a balanced camp day with both in-class lessons and outdoor activities.

Project-Based Learning

Our curriculum sparks curiosity, builds confidence, while fostering teamwork and collaboration.

Safety Matters

Our staff is First-Aid + CPR certified and have completed national background checks.