Game Design with Adobe Photoshop, GDevelop, Piskel & Tiled

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. 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 Tiled and Piskel, 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.

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$699 USD

Description

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. 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 Tiled and Piskel, 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.

This course is one of our flagship Tech Camp experiences, infused with hands-on, project-based learning, designed to equip students with 21st-century technology skills. Students will engage in real-world problem solving and collaborate with fellow students to create solutions to some of the world’s biggest problems.

Computer:

  • Laptop or desktop computer running Windows or macOS that meets the minimum specifications of the hardware and software listed below.
  • Built-in or external microphone
  • Built-in or external speakers or headphones
  • Google Chrome browser
  • Additional computer screen/monitor (recommended) 

Software

By the end of this course:

Students will be able to…

  • work with the principles of good game design
  • build a solid foundation of programming principles
  • fix and test their own projects
  • make and find great game assets

Students will create…

 

  • two different 2D games
  • a game design document to organize their goals
  • a customized game world
  • game assets using Tiled and Piskel 

Course content

Unit 1:
1.1 Icebreakers and Setting Up
1.2 Scenes and Sprites
1.3 Hello World

Unit 2:
2.1 Planning a Game
2.2 Level Design
2.3 Victory Conditions
2.4 Enemies
2.5 Coins and Sound

Unit 3:
3.1 Storytelling in Games
3.2 Level maps in Tiled
3.3 Lock & Key
3.4 NPCs and Dialog
3.5 Pitch GDD

Unit 4:
4.1 Game Design Documents
4.2 Final Projects
4.3 Open House

Unit 5:
5.1 Exporting and backing up
5.2 Uploading to itch.io
5.3 Photoshop sprites

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Info

  • Product Type: Tech Camps
  • Career Pathway: Game Development
  • Career Track: Game Design
  • Level:
  • Pre-requisites: None
  • Age: 9-12
  • Grade:
  • Style: Teacher-led
  • Modules:
  • Certificate Awarded: Yes
  • Game Design with Adobe Photoshop, GDevelop, Piskel & Tiled

    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. 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 Tiled and Piskel, 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.

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    $699 USD