Summer camps for 2021 are currently being planned for both in-person and online options. However, due to safety concerns surrounding COVID-19, NYFA will be unable to offer housing for in-person teen camps. Families will need to secure their own housing for campers and provide any necessary off-campus supervision, if traveling to a NYFA teen summer camp from another city, state or country. All after-school and weekend camps will be conducted online, until further notice. To view all camps and workshops offered, please click here.

Online Game Design for Youth

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Our online Game Design Modules for Youth (ages 10-17) will walk students through the process of creating their very own video game. As they progress, students will be introduced to the art and science of game development while building their very own video game. Topics covered include the basics of level design, game logic, and game asset creation. Students will learn from industry professionals to use the tools, techniques, and artistic skills necessary to create their own fun and engaging game experiences!

This series consists of three 6 hour modules. Each module will run for four consecutive Saturdays. Students may enroll in all three modules or select and complete individual modules, however module 1 is a prerequisite for both modules 2 and 3.

Schedule Options

 

For each module:


• Four consecutive Saturdays for each module
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Saturday at 3:30 p.m. – 5:00 p.m EST

Tuition: $300 USD for each module

Module One: Create Your Own Video Game

A complete beginner’s introduction to game development in a real game engine.

This module will teach students the very basics of game development and design. This module is great for complete beginners with no coding or art experience required. Students will be introduced to core game development concepts as they build their very own simple 2D video game. Easy, educational, and FUN!

 

Module Two: Techniques to Improve Your Game

Building on what you learned in Module 1.

In this module, students will learn more in depth techniques to improve upon the game they started making in the previous module. Here students will learn advanced development techniques to implement features (such as basic game AI) that will make their game more unique and fun!

 

Module Three: Custom Game Asset Creation 

A beginner’s guide to making your own art and sound effects for games.

In this module, students will learn the basics of creating their own custom art and sound effects for games. They will then use that knowledge to create and add their own unique assets to the game they started making in Module 1.

No prior experience with art or music is required.

Dates

 

Module One
• New dates TBD

Module Two-
• New dates TBD

Module Three
• April 3rd, 10th, 17th and 24th, 2021