Adventures in Game Design Academy

Two-Week Academy | Ages 9-12

Adventures in Game Design Academy

Two-Week Academy | Ages 9-12

Design and Build Your Own Games!

Discover the immersive world of game development and learn key game design principles including game theory, character creation, digital storytelling, and publishing. At the end of the week, students can share their app with friends and family.

Week 1, Adventures in Game Design: Learn all about the principles of game design including interactive storytelling, character creation, and publishing. Our hands-on, design-thinking approach encourages students to unleash their inner designer as they create video games for a variety of devices.

Week 2, Adventures in Roblox Game Development: An introduction to game design using a simple drag-and-drop building game called Roblox! The course starts by introducing students to the sandbox world and get them set up with their own accounts, and throughout the course they are guided through the creation of their own game.

Join Digital Media Academy for this two-week academy to develop your own game design and development expertise.

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Get ready for fun and impactful learning with Virtual Tech Camps featuring STEAM education and project-based learning. Click on the link to the week that works for you to learn more.

Course Information

Get ready for a fun and impactful educational experience through project-based learning

What Students Learn

  • The power of programming as a tool
  • An understanding of coordinated systems
  • Physics including velocity and gravity
  • Variables, loops, logic, conditionals, and more
  • App development principles including
  • UI/UX design Responsive design, prototyping, and testing
  • Advanced programming techniques
  • Arrays, data structures, and object oriented design
  • React Native software development
  • Components and web language programming

What Students Create

  • Drawings and animations
  • A game like Breakout
  • A game story or animation of their choice
  • A game of life simulation
  • A music visualization
  • An image filter and manipulation
  • A GUI

Game Design and Development Courses

Our Game Design courses equip students with the tools to design their own game worlds, characters, and elements with the same software as the pros. In our Adventures in Game Design Academy, students learn game development skills that can be applied to multiple game engines and programming languages used throughout the industry. This is an excellent Academy for students interested in going beyond gameplay to build and modify games that suit their unique, creative vision.

The Adventures Experience: These programs give elementary level students, ages 9-12, a meaningful, hands-on introduction to the fundamentals of technology and design-thinking methodology; challenging them to collaborate with their fellow students to create solutions to real-world problems.

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Frequently Asked Questions

Will I need a mobile phone?

A relatively new Android or iOS phone is HIGHLY recommended.

“There are very few places that can offer an experience in game development like the Digital Media Academy can. You can’t beat great instructors, friendly students, and an excellent environment to learn in!”

Jonah L.

Adventures in Game Design

Passionate Staff

Educators, artists, and talented industry professionals with a passion for STEAM education.

A Balanced Experience

Our students enjoy a balanced camp day with both in-class lessons and outdoor activities.

Project-Based Learning

Our curriculum sparks curiosity, builds confidence, while fostering teamwork and collaboration.

Safety Matters

Our staff are experienced and trained to provide a learning environment that is safe and ideal for learning.