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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.

Video Game Development Programs

Activities & training for all levels.

Intro to Video Game Dev.

This 90-minute introduction 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, Digital Art and Programming.
  • Imagine and plan your own ideas for a video game.
  • Make it a reality with Level 1 and 2 courses!

Level 1 Video Game Dev.

Start your game development career! Explore game development using a professional video game engine.

Students will complete a basic video game using their own designs as well as pre-defined assets.

Course Outline:

  • Week 1 (Class 1.1): Game Design Concepts
  • Week 2 (Class 1.2): Basics of Krita
  • Week 3 (Class 1.3): Basics of Unreal Visual Scripting
  • Week 4 (Class 1.4): Learn to use Blender

Students in this course will create a video game that they can play and share!  When finished, each student will be ready to expand their knowledge with the Level 2 course.

This Level 1 course starts the first week of every month and is offered on both on Tuesday evenings or Saturday mornings.  Please register online to reserve your space or make us aware of the change so we may do so for you.

COMPLETION OF LEVEL 1 3D GAME DEVELOPMENT IS A PREREQUISITE FOR ANY LEVEL 2 SESSIONS

Level 2 Video Game Development

Create a more advanced game of your own design! Learn the key foundational elements of game development.

Students will gain an in depth understanding of programming and begin learning basic digital design and art skills. Each of these multi-week sessions courses builds on skills learned in Level 1.  You can take a few, all, or hop in and out as you desire!  When students complete all sessions, they will have a polished video game ready to share, play and compete.

 

Game Dev Level 2: Lighting, Materials, and Shaders (April – May)

Code your game in order to add interaction with the lights and visuals while also making it overall more dynamic. Discover how to make the most out of a simple shape to make your game look more like how you want.

Class 1: Discover all the different types of lights and how they are each useful. Code with uScript in order to interact with them.

Class 2: Create a repeating texture in Krita and apply it to an object in your game to see how you can make your game more visually stunning while still maximizing your computer’s performance.

Class 3: Using a simple pre-made 3D object, create a texture and learn what a specular map is. Use uScript again in order to interact with your material!

Class 4: Try out different types of shaders for your textures to discover what they do. Get a glimpse at just how far you can take it and see what you will be able to do once you are in level 3!

Class 5: Work on creating textures for all of the objects that need them in your own game. See how much of a difference it can make

 

Past Level 2 Courses:

Game Dev.- Level 2: Launch and Fall: Projectiles and Game Physics 
Fire away! Jump into the world of projectiles by creating and customizing them using Unity and uScript.
  • This course works students through the understanding, creation, and trajectory of a projectile within a game.
  • Students will get hands on learning with Unity, uScript, and Krita or Blender.

 

Classes take place on Tuesday evenings or Saturday mornings.  If you are unable to make a session of the class it can be made up on the alternate day it is offered. Please register online to reserve your space or make us aware of the change so we may do so for you.

COMPLETION OF LEVEL 1 GAME DEV IS A PREREQUISITE FOR ANY LEVEL 2 SESSIONS

Private Training for Students or Workforce Development Programs

Virtual and Augmented Reality

Two 2-hour sessions in this introductory 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

These courses are only available by request

Request Private Training

Intro to Video Game Dev.

This 90-minute introduction 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, Digital Art and Programming.
  • Imagine and plan your own ideas for a video game.
  • Make it a reality with Level 1 and 2 courses!

Level 1 Video Game Dev.

Start your game development career! Explore game development using a professional video game engine.

Students will complete a basic video game using their own designs as well as pre-defined assets.

Course Outline:

  • Week 1 (Class 1.1): Game Design Concepts
  • Week 2 (Class 1.2): Basics of Krita
  • Week 3 (Class 1.3): Basics of Unreal Visual Scripting
  • Week 4 (Class 1.4): Learn to use Blender

Students in this course will create a video game that they can play and share!  When finished, each student will be ready to expand their knowledge with the Level 2 course.

This Level 1 course starts the first week of every month and is offered on both on Tuesday evenings or Saturday mornings.  Please register online to reserve your space or make us aware of the change so we may do so for you.

COMPLETION OF LEVEL 1 3D GAME DEVELOPMENT IS A PREREQUISITE FOR ANY LEVEL 2 SESSIONS

Level 2 Video Game Development

Create a more advanced game of your own design! Learn the key foundational elements of game development.

Students will gain an in depth understanding of programming and begin learning basic digital design and art skills. Each of these multi-week sessions courses builds on skills learned in Level 1.  You can take a few, all, or hop in and out as you desire!  When students complete all sessions, they will have a polished video game ready to share, play and compete.

 

Game Dev Level 2: Lighting, Materials, and Shaders (April – May)

Code your game in order to add interaction with the lights and visuals while also making it overall more dynamic. Discover how to make the most out of a simple shape to make your game look more like how you want.

Class 1: Discover all the different types of lights and how they are each useful. Code with uScript in order to interact with them.

Class 2: Create a repeating texture in Krita and apply it to an object in your game to see how you can make your game more visually stunning while still maximizing your computer’s performance.

Class 3: Using a simple pre-made 3D object, create a texture and learn what a specular map is. Use uScript again in order to interact with your material!

Class 4: Try out different types of shaders for your textures to discover what they do. Get a glimpse at just how far you can take it and see what you will be able to do once you are in level 3!

Class 5: Work on creating textures for all of the objects that need them in your own game. See how much of a difference it can make

 

Past Level 2 Courses:

Game Dev.- Level 2: Launch and Fall: Projectiles and Game Physics 
Fire away! Jump into the world of projectiles by creating and customizing them using Unity and uScript.
  • This course works students through the understanding, creation, and trajectory of a projectile within a game.
  • Students will get hands on learning with Unity, uScript, and Krita or Blender.

 

Classes take place on Tuesday evenings or Saturday mornings.  If you are unable to make a session of the class it can be made up on the alternate day it is offered. Please register online to reserve your space or make us aware of the change so we may do so for you.

COMPLETION OF LEVEL 1 GAME DEV IS A PREREQUISITE FOR ANY LEVEL 2 SESSIONS

Private Training for Students or Workforce Development Programs

Virtual and Augmented Reality

Two 2-hour sessions in this introductory 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

These courses are only available by request

Request Private Training

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