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.  Two one-week sessions are available.

July 9-13, 2018 – Beginning

July 16-20, 2018 – Intermediate/Advanced

Price is $300 per camper per week.  Hours are 9am to 4pm Monday – Friday.

Click here to Register

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/Mac/Chomebook 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 deep learning, artificial intelligence, or other advanced topics?  See our Web Programming page.