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Video Game Design with GameMaker (Online Camp)

Video Game Design Camp

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Dates: July 6 - 10, 2020

Audience: This camp is recommended for students grades 9 - 12.

Interested in making your own video games but don't know where to start? In this camp we will cover the game development engine GameMaker.

Instruction will include a combination of live online interactions with NIU faculty and staff, along with recorded videos, and downloadable step-by-step instruction. Chromebook and some computers will not be suitable for this camp.

Skill level: Beginner to intermediate

In this camp you will:

  • Learn GameMaker design software
  • Design a video game
  • Explore popular video games
  • Learn the essentials of game design
  • Create game characters
  • Invent game goals and rules
  • Design a game interface
  • Create sound effects

Computer Hardware and Software Requirements: View this list of minimum requirements for attending the GameMaker camp.

Time: 12PM to 4PM

Location: This is an online camp delivered by Northern Illinois University, Digital Convergence Lab. To access this camp you will need a stable internet connection and a computer that meets the computer hardware and software requirements. Students will receive a login to an online webinar tool and the learning management system before the start of camp.

Program Fees: $159

Contact: or call 815-753-0673 for more information.

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