Video Game Development 

Learn the ins and outs of this exciting and expanding industry. From beginner to guru, our coaches help you to develop the knowledge and experience you need to succeed as a game developer.

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Our Game Development Programs



Beginner Game Development Programs

( = Complexity)

Intro to Video Game Dev.  ($36)

1.5-hour – 1 session program that will blow your mind and get your imagination spinning with current and future video game development and applications.

  • Learn about the 3 aspects of video game development: Game design, programming, and animation
  • Imagine your own video game and ideas to make it a reality!
  • Private, Group, or Class


Basic Game Design     ($144)

6-hour – 3 session course where you work alone or as part of a team to imagine your very own game and bring it to life!

  • Private, Group, or Class


Animation   ($192)

Intro to Character & Object Design

8-hour – 4-session course to make 2D and 3D art using Photoshop and Blender. Learn how a computer renders objects in a game as well as polygon counts and why they matter.

  • Private, Group or Class


Programming 103    ($144)

Using a Game Engine

6-hour – 3-session course to combine your strategy, character, and objects into a working game using basic coding and popular game engine software

  • Private, Group, or Class


See the upcoming courses to enroll online.


Intermediate Game Development Programs

( = Complexity)

Your Game 2.0 

12-hour course in which you use your basic skills and experience to design a new game or take your original game to the next level!

  • Private, Group, or Class


Share and Scale Your Game!     

4-hour course where you will learn to adapt your game for various platforms and share it with your friends and the world

  • Private, Group, or Class

See the schedule to enroll online.


Advanced Game Development Programs

( = Complexity)

Virtual and Augment Reality   ($92)

Two 2-hour sessions in this introduction course to the new age of video game design. Imagine and learn how to incorporate new technologies into your video game development skill-set.

  • Leave with a copy of your own creation to show family and friends
  • Try printing an object you created in Virtual Reality.
  • Private, Group, or Class


See the schedule to enroll online.

College Prep or Workforce Development

( = Complexity)

Build & Apply  

Ready to build for the commercial market? Prepare for the Shark Tank! Every six months, STAR Academy invites leading game industry professionals to evaluate our students’ creations.

  • Create and document a truly remarkable project!
  • Prepare your presentation and your pitch for this real-world experience of promoting and selling your idea.
  • Private or Group Training Only


Contact us to apply.

Play Your Way

Most programs are available as group courses. All programs can be done in private training or small group (2-3 people) format.

Upcoming Courses

Check out our upcoming programs and sign up online.

Give the Gift of Robotics

All of our programs are available and able to be given as gifts.

Video Game Development Courses

Sign up online for our upcoming programs.

Cancellation Policy:
STAR Academy may cancel classes with fewer than 3 registrants, 24-hours prior to the course.
Registrants will be notified of cancellation via e-mail or text message and offered their choice of rescheduling or credit on account.

Want to be the first to know when the next programs are available?

Interested in one of our programs but doesn’t work with your schedule right now? Let us know! As more people are interested in certain programs, we can add more to the calendar. We’ll let you know as soon as the next game development schedule is set.

Video Game Dev Club

Our Video Game Development Club is an organization growing to meet the need for gaming development and STEM training for school systems and other youth organizations in and around the Baltimore area. We provide experienced coaching and curriculum centered around this expanding industry. Participants will learn and experience a full range of training, from basic game development, programming, and animation, to advanced-level game design and other important STEM-skills.

Video Game Dev Camps

Learn the principles of video game development! With endless possibilities in this expanding and exciting industry, our camp will awaken a sense of curiosity about the video gaming world! (Activities will vary by age.) We encourage teamwork and imagination while applying problem-solving and STEM skills. Our coaches, a perfect blend of tech lovers, enthusiastic newbies, and experienced teaching professionals, make learning video game development FUN.

Off-Site Events

Want a club, team, class, demonstration or competition at your school, business, or event? We can create a custom package and arrangements for whatever you are looking to do. Just reach out to us for more information.

“You guys have a great program and the instructors are doing a fantastic job!  Very professional and outstanding with our students! Thank you!!”

John D’Adamo
Our Lady of Grace School

Additional Questions?

STAR Academy

2032 Greenspring Drive
Timonium, MD  20193
Phone: 443-330-7780

2032 Greenspring Drive
Timonium, MD  21093
Phone: 443-330-7780
Contact us:

Thursdays          6:00pm – 8:30pm
Fridays          3:00pm – 8:30pm
Saturdays         9:00am – 5:00pm
Sundays         1:00pm – 6:00pm

*Clubs meet on Saturdays and Sundays.
See schedule for meeting times.

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