In this beginner level workshop we will cover the basics of game design, programming and what frameworks to use. If you don't have any previous experience making games you will have a great opportunity to learn more about what goes into making a game.
Each month we will pick a new framework to learn with a focus on making a new game each month. Sample code will be provided to help get you started with an emphasis on game design over coding.
Each workshop will have a 1 hour lecture or discussion followed by 2 hours of hands on time where you are free to play around with the provided code, work on your own game and get help on anything you are having issues with.
First week - Monthly Framework Introduction. Each month we will talk about a new framework. To get started we will alternate between ImpactJS (HTML5) and GameMaker.
Second Week - Show and tell where we highlight some of the work we are doing
Third Week - Polish and bug fixing so we can focus on any issues you may be having with your game before launch.
Fourth Week - Release your game. We will go over what you need to release your game.