Want to create your own computer games? We offer virtual game development summer camps for students ages 11 to 18. These week-long, online camps will introduce and familiarize students with the processes and applications of game development. Our game camps are a great way for students to gain exposure to higher education learning and hands-on experience with industry technology.

Join us for a free game development camp!

Wednesday, July 8 from 1 to 3 p.m. on Zoom

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Level 1 – Beginner game development camps

In this week-long virtual camp, students will be taught entirely online by Saint Martin’s faculty to create and modify simple gaming programs using Gamemaker. They will be introduced to object-based programming, graphic and sound files as well as basic animation.

Prerequisites

No prior experience required. Students should come with an interest in developing games. Throughout the week, students will be able to share projects with family and friends and at the end of the camp week, they can continue programming at home.

Sessions​

  • July 27-31
  • Aug. 3-7

Level 2 – Intermediate game development camps

In this week-long, virtual camp, students will be taught entirely online by Saint Martin’s faculty to create intermediate level programs in Gamemaker and will receive an introduction to Unity, a 3D game engine and the number one tool in the industry. Students will learn the basics of Unity.

Prerequisites

Students should come to the camp having taken Level 1 – Beginner camp, or have taken a computer class at the high school level. Throughout the week, students will be able share projects with family and friends and at the end of the camp week they can continue programming at home.

Sessions

  • July 13-17
  • Aug. 10-14

Level 3 - Advanced game development camps

In this week-long, virtual camp, students will be taught entirely online by Saint Martin’s faculty and will be introduced to 3D game design through industry leader Unity 3D. At the end of the program, students present their prototype.

Prerequisites

For students 15-18 with interest in CS/Math. Students should come to the camp having taken Levels 1 and 2, or have taken a computer class at the high school level. Throughout the week, students will be able share projects with family and friends and at the end of the camp week they can continue programming at home.

Sessions

  • July 20-24
  • Aug. 17-21

Important information for all camps

Schedule

Synchronous instruction on Zoom (required):
Monday through Friday
12-2 p.m.

Asychronous exercises and additional support on Zoom:
Monday through Friday 
2-5 p.m.

Structure

  • Introduction
  • Students download the software 
  • Synchronous lessons through Zoom
  • Students make modifications in existing programs
  • Students post program in Moodle so instructor and assistants correct
  • Students create their own program
  • Students present programs to class and parents the last part of the last day

Advantages of virtual camp over face-face

  • Opportunity for parents to participate more
  • Lectures are recorded and available for parents to watch
  • Smaller fee

Cost

$99 per camp
Students may register for multiple weeks or levels.

Details

  • Camps are geared for students ages 11 to 18
  • Sessions will be supervised by an instructor and student assistants
  • If registering more than one student, please complete separate registration forms for each student
  • Tuition assistance is not available at this time

If you have any questions, please contact Dr. Mario Guimaraes at mguimaraes@stmartin.edu.