This week and last, future game developers have the chance to bring their video game ideas to life in the two-week long Game Design 101 Platform RPG program. Last week, campers learned how to use a number of software design tools to create Mario-like, platform-style video games. This week, campers will work with RPG Maker software to design and build complex role-playing game worlds.
Campers are learning how to create the games through expert instruction, hands-on practice and multiple trials. Campers each designed a level for a game and then they went around the room and tested them. After the level was complete, they gave each other feedback and suggestions for improvement.
They worked on their creative thinking skills by using their recess time to invent a new outdoor game. The game they invented was a combination of kickball, dodgeball and a little basketball. Everyone had a great time adapting to the changes and trying out their new game. Parents and family are welcome to come to check out their camper’s work on the last day of camp, this Friday. Keep up the great work, game designers!