3D Video Game Design (similar to Xbox 360) [Ages 12-15]
Dig deep into the inner workings of computer game design. This tek lab will share the steps of the game development cycle. Explore and modify the code in Visual C# Express. This is the same program that is used to make Xbox 3D games. Participants will make an asteroids game and a flight simulator. Bring a thumb drive to save your projects.
Making an iPhone App [Ages 12 - 15]
This tek lab will explore the process of creating iPhone apps. Participants will acquire the skills of basic programming, digital animation, and digital sound mixing to create fun and exciting games on your device such as Super Mario. An iPhone is not required to take this camp as the games are developed on a computer. However, you are welcome to bring your own iPhone and put the games on it for $19.99.
Making Games for Samsung Android Phones Advanced [Ages 12-15]
Participants will discover how to create complex Apps on a computer that appear on your Android phone as you build them. Participants will experience the basics of computer programming to design a landscape, learn basic animation, mix digital sounds, and make special effects such as explosions to be used in their apps. An Android is not required to take this camp as the games are developed on a computer.
Making Games for the Nintendo DS [Ages 12-15]
Wish you could make your own video game on the Nintendo DS? No need to write a program. This class will show you how to use easy drop-and-drag actions to create professional looking games. Students will use DS Game Maker to create backgrounds, animated graphics, sound effects and music. A Nintendo DS is not required to take this camp as the games can be developed on the computer
2D Video Game Design with Gamemaker 8.1 [Ages 8-11]
Wish you could make your own video game? No need to write a program. This class will show you how to use easy drop-and-drag actions to create professional looking games. Students will use Gamemaker 8.1 to create backgrounds, animated graphics, sound effects and music. The Lite Edition is only available for Windows based PCs.
2D Video Game Design with Scratch [Ages 8-11]
Design a basic computer video game. Students will learn computer graphic techniques and animation fundamentals. Create an exciting landscape for your game. Load, animate sprites and add sound.
2D Video Game Design with Scratch- Advanced [Ages 8-11]
Take your video game to the next level by designing a scrolling game. Learn how to do character animations, program with variables, and program an interactive landscape. Prior experience with Scratch is required for this camp.
Making Games for Samsung Android Phones [Ages 8 - 11]
Create Apps on your computer that appear live on your Android phone as you build them. Kids will learn the basics of computer programming to create a contact list that will display pictures, draw applications, use multiple colors, and create a Whac-a-Mole Arcade Game. An Android is not required to take this camp as the games are developed on a computer.
Minecraft [Ages 8-11]
Create a game with 3D models, support your team members, and battle against powerful enemies. Implement modding into your gaming masterpiece. Acquire resources and maintain health. There will be plenty of time to test your models with other tekkies.
Scratch with Makey Makey Board [Ages 8-11] Take your video game to the next level by designing a scrolling game. Campers work in teams of 2 and learn how to do character animations, program with variables, and use a Makey Makey Board to play your game. Prior experience with Scratch 2.0 is required for this camp.
Kodu Video Game Design [Ages 8-11] Tekkies work in teams of 2, build a game environment, create objects, add characters and make a hide-and-seek mystery.
First Experiences [Ages 4-6]
Have a fun time being introduced to chemistry, computer programming, and artistry in this Tek Lab. Participants will do hands-on chemistry experiments, learn basic computer programming skills, and learn the art of drawing and painting on a computer. Note that there will be frequent breaks during this camp.
Tux Trio [Ages 5 - 8]
This is a fun filled class with something different each day. Students will experience three different areas in one class: Art, Math and Language Arts. One day is spent working on the Art of Drawing and Painting on a Computer using Tux Paint. Another day they will do challenging Math problems using Tux Math software. The third day is practicing the Alphabet- Upper/Lower Case Letters to develop good keyboarding skills. Three classes in one...all while having fun!
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