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Camp session: Pacman to Pokemon Game Design Ages 8-12 (Artech Camps Canada)

Pacman to Pokemon Game Design Ages 8-12

By: Artech Camps Canada  
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Artech Camps Canada

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From Pacman to Pokemon - Ages 10-12

Maximum 12 participants with 2 Instructors
Learning in small groups of 6 campers with one instructor

Skill Level: Beginners to Intermediate
Skill Development: Coding, Logical Thinking, Arcade Games, Platformers, Game Design, Creativity

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Camp Description:

Discover the dynamic programming and design strategies behind games like Super Mario and Pokemon.

Code and create your own monsters and game characters! Students will learn and refine a variety of digital media skills including coding, game art & animation, specifically:

  • Coding Skills using Gamemaker’s drag and drop coding blocks
  • 2D Character Design & Animation
  • Game Planning and Design
  • Multilevel Game Design & Strategies

Students will use the world class game engine called Gamemaker Studio 2, available for no cost as a Trial version, available for MacOS or Windows computers.


Session: Aug 9-13th - Classes run 2.5 hours per day

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4:30-6:30 PM GMT – London, United Kingdom
12:30-2:30 PM AST – Nova Scotia, New Brunswick
11:30-1:30 PM EST – Ontario, New York, Florida
10:30-12:30 PM CST- Saskatchewan, Manitoba, Nunavut, Wisconsin
9:30-11:30 AM MST – Alberta, Colorado, Mexico
8:30-10:30 AM PST – Vancouver, Washington, California

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Character Development: This program helps build the following traits

  • Creativity: This is your opportunity to let your imagination run wild!
  • Self-regulation: It's your game - you are in control - you make the rules!

Session Dates and Rates:

Date TBD
Virtual Program,

Time TBD
Cost TBD

Special Needs Support: This program is able to accomodate a few campers with special needs

Mild Support       Specialized programming

Aspergers Syndrome
Autism/Pervasive development delay
Down Syndrome
Hearing loss
Intellectual disability
Physical Disability
Tourettes Syndrome
Troubled Teens
Vision loss
Mild Support       Specialized programming


Recreational       Instructional       Intense or Competitive

3D Design
AI (Artificial Intelligence)
Instructor lead (group)
Instructor lead (one on one)
Video Game Design
Recreational       Instructional       Intense or Competitive

Create your original dream video game!
Got an idea for a great game? Bring your game ideas to life! Create characters, obstacles and monsters . . . then code it!


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Contact name:
Ronnie Scullion (Camp Director)

Phone number:
(902) 579-3317

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