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Video Game Design – Journey to Trappist-1 (Ages 11-14)

Summer 2017

Astronomers recently (early April 2017 to be exact) announced the discovery of the Trappist-1 system. This system is not an attempt by Trappist monks to count cards and win big at Vegas. Trappist-1, as it turns out, is a star system that contains seven “earth-like” planets, only 40 light years away. Do aliens live there? Are they planning to invade and enslave us? In this action-packed game design camp, you learn about the physics of space travel, engineer extraterrestrial ecosystems, design alien worlds, and hopefully gain some insight into how to build a planetary defense grid. By creating board games, outdoor games and, of course, video games, you examine the fundamental principles of game design from a curriculum developed by game artists and engineers. You’ll also learn how to use Unity3D, the software of choice for game developers around the world.

Schedule

Tue – Fri, 09:00 – 15:45

Start Date

July 04, 2017

End Date

July 07, 2017

Course Reference Number (CRN)

92041

Notes

4-day camp

$389

Product Description

Astronomers recently (early April 2017 to be exact) announced the discovery of the Trappist-1 system. This system is not an attempt by Trappist monks to count cards and win big at Vegas. Trappist-1, as it turns out, is a star system that contains seven “earth-like” planets, only 40 light years away. Do aliens live there? Are they planning to invade and enslave us? In this action-packed game design camp, you learn about the physics of space travel, engineer extraterrestrial ecosystems, design alien worlds, and hopefully gain some insight into how to build a planetary defense grid. By creating board games, outdoor games and, of course, video games, you examine the fundamental principles of game design from a curriculum developed by game artists and engineers. You’ll also learn how to use Unity3D, the software of choice for game developers around the world.

Additional Information

Schedule

Tue – Fri, 09:00 – 15:45

Start Date

July 04, 2017

End Date

July 07, 2017

Course Reference Number (CRN)

92041

Notes

4-day camp