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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 GameMaker: Studio for use at home on their Windows computer. Students with a Mac at home can download GameMaker for Mac.

The Videogame Design workshop is taught by Yorkville High School computer science teachers Robert Krawczyk and Derek Miller. Yorkville High School graduate Leah Erb, who is studying game design 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 2016 camp season include Sabrinna Aguirre, Marissa Bosman, Raquel Brady, Grant Eads, Jamie Fule, Max Gartung, Charles Hutchings, Colton Kreischer, and Chase Pranga.

The initial workshop for Videogame Design will focus on the basics of game design in GameMaker. Students will create a point-and-click "Catch the Ball" game, a "Breakout" clone, and a maze game.

In Advanced Videogame Design, students will add features to the maze game they built in Videogame Design and learn how to create a platformer game. Students who took Videogame Design in a previous summer should bring their maze game to work on.

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