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Course Title:
Video Game Design Using Game Maker Section RW
Course Code:
Technology/Tech Ed.
Grade Level:
08, 09, 10, 11, 12
Repeated Semester (Fall: 25 Seats; Spring: 25 Seats; )
15 weeks
This course is an introductory-level game design / development class that does not require a background in computer programming. Students with an advanced level of game development or programming should understand this prior to enrolling in the course.

Technical requirements:

Windows PC (Windows 98 or later)
Game Maker 8 software (lite (free) version)
Paint software (non-specific – recommended: Microsoft Paint, GIMP (free)
Audacity Sound Software (free)
Additional Requirements:
Accredited by:
Middle States Commission on Secondary Schools; Northwest Accreditation Commission
Course Requires a Media Kit to be Shipped to Students:
Course Requires a Media Kit to be Purchased by Course Sponsor
(see additional details below):

Do you like to play video games? How would you like to create your very own computer games? Here’s your chance! The video game creation process has something for everyone. Students will have the opportunity to work independently and in development teams where everyone will contribute based on their interest and expertise.

This course will provide an opportunity for students to immerse themselves in the world of video game design and development. Participants will learn key programming constructs using Game Maker software (a robust, yet easy to use game creation tool). In addition, students will learn to use graphic software to create original graphics and sound engineering software to create and edit sounds for your games. By the end of the course, you will create a wide variety of video games and celebrate the accomplishments by sharing your games with your peers (and potentially the world).

*This course may be appropriate for Gifted and Talented 8th grade students that meet all course prerequisites.*

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This catalog description was last modified on 05/23/2012

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