Introduction to Video Game Design
Class length: 5 sessions – 60-75 minutes per session (depending on location)
Price: $149 – Discounts available for siblings, referrals, military families, and educators.
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Recommended ages: 7-15 (Grades 2-10)
Typical group size: 12 students
Technical requirements: Your child should be prepared to come to class with a working laptop computer. Laptops must be equipped with working wifi and should have no operational issues that will prevent your child from participating in the online class activities. Our instructors will do their best to mitigate any technical issues that arise, but we may not be able to solve every issue. Please make sure the computers you send your children with are in good working order. We do have a small number of laptops available for use. Please contact us if your child will need a laptop provided to them.
What could be better than playing video games? Making your OWN games! By the time they have completed this Introduction to Video Game Design class, your child will have done exactly that. During each session, your child will explore the essential elements of video game design using the online Gamestar Mechanic platform. Participation in offline group activities and discussions will further reinforce their learning. By the end of this class, your child will:
- Identify and define the five elements of game design
- Design balanced games that are both fun and challenging
- Playtest and effectively give feedback on each other’s games
And much more!
More classes are on the way soon!
About the Teacher
Jeremy Bruner has worked previously in the Clark County School District teaching the 2nd, 4th, and 5th grades. He earned his Bachelor’s degree from UNLV and a Master of Education from Southern Utah University. Computers and technology have always been a major part of his life. He enjoys action and adventure games most, with some favorites being the Uncharted series, Batman: Arkham City, and Castlevania: Symphony of the Night.