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Camp session: Adventures in Game Design (Digital Media Academy Vancouver)

Adventures in Game Design

By: Digital Media Academy Vancouver

About this Program:

  • Day Camp
  • Age 9 - 12 (Coed)
  • Specialized in Video Game Design, offers 9 activities
  • 0 session dates to choose from
  • Cost starting from $1,498
  • Busing not available
  • Special needs support not available


991 MARINE DR, North Vancouver, British Columbia, V7P 1S4

This course offers a great introduction to the principles of game design including interactive storytelling, character creation, and publishing. Our hands-on, design-thinking approach encourages students to unleash their inner designer as well as work collaboratively with other students as they create mobile video games that can be uploaded onto an iPhone or iPad.

In this course, students will discover the immersive world of game development and learn key game design principles including game theory, character creation, digital storytelling, and publishing. Students will build and customize game elements using Tiled and Piskel, and practice problem-solving, and design creative solutions in a supportive community of burgeoning designers. At the end of the week, students can take your creation home to share with friends and family.

IMPORTANT: This course is Part 1 of the DMA "Adventures Game Design Academy" Extend your learning across this two-course Academy and develop a deeper understanding and skill in this career pathway by taking the Part 2 course "Adventures in Roblox Game Development."

Course Requirements

This course is a Digital Media Academy | Pro course and requires specific hardware/software requirements. Please click here to view and download requirements.

Learning Outcomes

Students will be able to…

  • Work with the principles of good game design
  • Build a solid foundation of programming principles
  • Fix and test their own projects
  • Make and find great game assets

Students will create...

  • Two different 2D games
  • A game design document to organize their goals
  • A customized game world
  • Game assets using Piskel and Tiled

Career Pathways 

Game Developer, Programmer, Digital Artist, Web developer

Session Dates and Rates:

Date TBD
Vancouver, BC

Time TBD
Cost TBD


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Video Game Design
Web Design
Recreational       Instructional       Intense or Competitive

Design and Build a Game!
Hands-on, design-thinking approach encourages students to unleash their creativity and create video games for all devices.


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