Video Game Design

Why just play video games when you can create your own? Codex Academy is proud to offer an exciting camp for students who want to design video games from start to finish. Build anything from Pong to Angry Birds and run it on a computer, phone, or tablet.

Learn by Doing

  • Object oriented event coding
  • Drawing sprites and assigning behaviors
  • Animation and sounds
  • Coordinate systems

Software Platforms

  • New Construct 3 framework
  • Games run in any modern browser on Mac, PC, Android, IOS

STEM Skills

  • Problem solving
  • Creativity
  • Logic

Campers from grades 4  to 8 can join us for 1 or 2 weeks of fun and hands-on experience creating video games. All development will be done using Construct 3, a powerful yet easy-to-use HTML5 toolkit for building two-dimensional (2D) games.

Attendance is limited to 12 campers per week for a maximum 4 to 1 camper/counselor ratio. All software and computers will be provided by Long Trail School.  Codex Academy is offered through Long Trail School’s LTSummer program.  Registration for summer 2018 will open in May.

Each day will be filled with instruction, hands-on programming time, and fun physical activities to maintain proper creative balance. Campers are expected to be experienced users of a Windows computer and a fan of video games in general.

At the end of each week, we will host a Demo-Fest where campers show off their creations to friends and family. Games will be running on phones, tablets, and even the big screen projector.

Interested in learning to build a real website?  See our Web Programming page.