Game Academy Course Descriptions
Topics in Game Development
This lecture style course will introduce students to all aspects of video game development. Local video industry professionals will aid us in examining the entire product life-cycle and discover new ways that video game techniques are being used. An existing commercial game development toolset will be used to refine skills in the areas of storytelling, world creation and level design leading up to the development of an emotionally evocative game module. Through these projects, team building skills and communication skills will also be emphasized.
Game Design Studio
This afternoon studio is a collection of skill-specific classes and workshops that will explore the three areas in which all students take part. Workshops on digital and traditional art, design and programming will be offered for all students. StudentsÕ focus on Art or Programming will determine how much time they will spend studying in each area. A thorough understanding of game design and the development cycle requires a basic understanding of each of these three areas of study. Also, students who enter as a programmer often discover that they enjoyed art even more and vice versa. The NHSGA is a great chance for students to explore where their skills lie and how they might fit into the industry.