Game Design Camp

Dear Parent/Student,

Greetings all, and congratulations on your acceptance into the Game Design Workshop! We had originally scheduled a workshop for 3/30 and this filled up immediately. We had 103 people sign up in 2 days. On 3/30 we were able to accommodate the first 44 students that signed up. This is ROUND TWO. Our workshop is being held on Saturday 6/8 from 10-4pm. The Agenda for the day is below.

TO CONFIRM YOUR ATTENDANCE – please fill out this form http://surveys.cci.fsu.edu/TakeSurvey.asp?SurveyID=3LK4nl10l771G

FILLING OUT THE FORM WILL LET US KNOW YOU ARE COMING. IF WE DO NOT HEAR FROM YOU BY 6/1, we will extend the seat to someone else on the WAIT LIST.

We look forward to working with you. Please remember that there is absolutely no fee for this workshop. The workshop will take place from 10 AM to 4 PM in the William Johnston Building, room 2010. (http://map.campus.fsu.edu/index.aspx#campusmap)

We ask that you please sign your child in when you arrive and leave a phone number where you can be contacted. We will have regular bathroom breaks throughout the day as well as a break for lunch. Students will need to bring their own lunches, as well as any snacks they may want. For the safety of our machines, food and drinks will not be allowed at the computers and will need to be consumed outside of the classroom. We ask that you make arrangements to pick up your student at 4 PM when the workshop ends. If you need to pick your student up sooner that is fine, but please let us know. I will be serving as the emergency contact during the workshop.

Thank you for registering for the “Game Design Workshop” to be held June 8th at FSU.

AGENDA
10:00 – 11:00 Introduction to basic game design, boolean logic, how computer’s think, what makes a game, etc. All examples and lessons, this is the only hour they don’t use computers.
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11:00 – 11:30 GUI walkthrough and faqs
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11:30 – 12:00 Creating the first game, and work time
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12:00 – 12:15 Keyboard functionality, creating multiple instances
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12:15 – 12:45 Work time, creating second game
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12:45 – 1:30 Lunch break
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1:30 – 1:45 Last review of small additions to games
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1:45 -3:00 Game company project. (I break them up into groups and have them form their own game company, and they have to work together to design and create a game)
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3:00 – 3:45 Our version of E3, the kids come up and show off what they’ve created and why this game should be sponsored
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3:45 – 4:00 What to do when they leave to continue learning about game design, resources they can use outside the classroom.