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Make Your First Video Game! 

If you love playing video games, this is the camp for you!  Make your first video game in this one-of-a-kind class that shows you the crucial keys to designing your first 2-D game.  Conceptualization, play experience, challenge levels, graphics and elements, music and sound, software, and simple coding are just some of the concepts the we will explore as you learn how to really get into the game--because you made it yourself. No prior experience necessary, just a desire to have fun.  Student created games will be available on a password protected Black Rocket website to share with friends and family.  Games are only compatible on a PC computer, Mac versions can be created after the program for $15.00 conversion fee.

Video Game Animation

Take your game design to the next level by creating and animating your own character sprites, objects, and backgrounds.  Start with a name, develop the character's personality, signature moves, special powers, and a story line.  Finish with a fully animated character to be used in future games.  Students do not need any prior experience in game design, animation, or sketching.  Student created animations will be available on a password protected black Rocket website to share with friends and family.. Games are only compatible on PC computers, Mac versions can be created after the program for $15.00 conversion fee. 

NOTE:  All BlackRocket classes are designed to be collaborative in nature to emphasize the creative process.  Students will work in pairs or teams for most of the week.  This camp is for children entering 5-8 grades in the fall.

Camp Details

When: July 13-17

Monday-Friday, 8:30 am to 4:00 PM

Fee:  $300

Parents/guardians are responsible for dropping off their charges and picking them up in the classroom not more than 15 minutes before/after the stated begin and end times of the camp. 

Campers must provide their own lunch, drinks, and snacks.

Register for Summer Camp

Register on line here; you may register by mail/FAX using this registration form.  Please be sure to complete the medical information and the additional consent forms.   If you have questions, please contact the Continuing Education office at 610-396-6225 for assistance.