Overview

We have a summer in Storrs for you!

UConn's Pre-College Summer Digital Media: Game Design course provides high school students the opportunity to dive into the world of digital media through developing games from scratch at a nationally ranked public university campus.

Your Future Starts Now.

Game development is a challenging field and here at the University of Connecticut's Digital Media and Design program, we value giving students a headstart on their futures through our hands-on approach. Offered in Sessions 3 and 4, our Digital Media: Game Design course invites aspiring developers at any experience level to join us as we develop a game from scratch using Construct3, an optimized, off-the-shelf, 2D game development and visual programming tool, as well as other free, industry standard tools such as photoshop and audacity.

Throughout the weeklong course, we will use college-level assignments to cover:

  • The basics of game development
  • Creating artwork, audio and code
  • Most importantly, cultivating an "I can do that" attitude

Students should come away with the ability to create a game and a better understanding of what the video game industry is like and what jobs are out there.

Come work alongside Ken Thompson, MS. Before coming to the University of Connecticut to develop the Game Design concentration, Ken worked in the game industry for eight years. His responsibilities included directing game projects from start to finish, programming unique scenarios using game development tools, and working with publishers such as SEGA, Electronic Arts, and Activision. He has worked with Blockbuster franchises such as Iron Man, Spider-Man, Captain America, Madagascar, Shrek, and over a dozen others. His work in the video game industry has received Nickelodeon’s Kids Choice Award for best video game, Indie Game of the Year, and Innovation Awards from industry publications. He works with students on creating engaging gameplay experiences and pushing the boundaries of play.

For more information on how UConn is handling the COVID-19 pandemic, please check out our website!

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