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Game Development - Summer Camp!


  • North Forge Exchange District - First Floor Common Area 321 McDermot Avenue Winnipeg, MB, R3A 0A1 Canada (map)
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If you want to do more than just play games and learn how to actually make them, New Media Manitoba's got the perfect Summer Camp you!

New Media Manitoba’s first-ever Game Development Summer Camp is aimed at youth, ages 15-17 who are dreaming about a career in the video game industry. This week-long workshop is that important first step in discovering what this exciting industry could offer. Participants will get the chance to learn the basics of programming, develop animations and unravel some of the mysteries behind game design from an established indie developer.

When: July 30th to August 3rd | 9am - 3.30pm
Where: Media Lab (245 McDermot Ave, Fourth Floor)
Cost: $199* (Please note - Financial Assistance is available on a case by case basis. Contact us for details. )
*Requirements: Students must be between the ages of 15 and 18 years old and have a basic understanding of coding.

Selected students will be introduced to video game development concepts using industry standard software, such as Unity and the Adobe Creative Suite. Working on provided high-powered gaming laptops they will get a chance to learn game design in a collaborative environment as they work towards creating their finished prototype. 

Learning outcomes:

•Create and customize a simple game while learning about game design principles.

•Create animated art using Photoshop, import it into your game, then attach it to code.

•Add music and sound effects to bring your project to life.

•Pick up some prototyping tricks that can help you get up and moving quickly.

If you are interested in discovering the creative and technical processes behind making video games sign up today, space is extremely limited!

Instructor Bio:

Dylan Fries is a freelance game developer, entrepreneur, computer programmer, and artist. He is the founder of Peg Jam and has run over a dozen game jams in Winnipeg in association with New Media Manitoba. He also runs the Winnipeg Game Collective with Daniel Voth and has spoken on dozens of topics related to game development and entrepreneurship. His interests include simulating ecosystems, artificial intelligence, spending time outdoors and digital painting.

dylanfries.itch.io @vagabond_king 

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