Summer Game Design Institute
Session 1: The Summer 2018 dates will be finalized and published no later than November 1st. The 2017 Session 1 programs ran June 25th - July 8th.
If you enjoy video games, why not design and create your own? You won't have to fuss with archaic programming languages. Instead you'll use state-of-the-art game-maker software that is both straightforward and yet is expansive and powerful. Students begin creating games, simple ones initially then increasingly sophisticated ones later. You'll learn how to create, test, and debug different types of exciting games such as scrolling shooters, maze games, platform games, and 3D parallax games. With this modern, user-friendly approach, in seemingly no time, you'll be well on your way to making real, viable video games that you can even share with your friends. No prior programming experience is required.
- Delve into the principles of particle systems to create fireworks
- Explore animated sprites
- Check out collision detection and scrollable backgrounds
- Analyze digital audio
- Appreciate special effects and real time input
- Find out more about the next generation of gaming from world-class professionals
- Create your own captivating video games
Upon successful completion of the Summer Game Institute, each student will earn three (3) transferable college credits for the Marist College course CMSC 190, Introduction to Gaming.The Summer 2018 costs will be finalized and published no later than November 1st. Please see below for the 2017 Pre-College program costs. Cost includes tuition & fees, housing & all meals, field trips, and all course materials. Cost does not include travel expenses. Students may wish to bring funds for incidentals, shopping at the Marist Bookstore or the local mall, souvenirs, and any personal items they wish to purchase.