Camp Imagination Videogame Design
Yorkville's Videogame Design workshop as a part of Camp Imagination will teach students how to create their own videogames using the GameMaker software. Students can download the trial version of GameMaker Studio 2 for use at home on their Windows computer.
The Videogame Design workshop is taught by Yorkville High School computer science teacher Derek Miller. Yorkville High School graduate Sydney Anderson, who is studying computer science in college, will be running the camp for girls along with Mr. Miller. Yorkville High School computer science students will also be around to assist. Students assisting during the 2017 camp season include Jake Vodden, Hermes Leiva, Jake Vandermyde, Max Gartung, Kacie Miller, Justin Wedeen, Lucas Gonzalez, Grant Eads, Colton Kreisher, and Xayvion Spain.
The initial workshop for Videogame Design will focus on the basics of game design in GameMaker. Students will create an arena shooter game that they can add their own flourishes to during the last day of camp.
In Advanced Videogame Design, students will make a different game and build on it.