2D Game Development will teach and take your child through the necessary steps behind developing a simple game. These steps have the same conceptual basis that larger companies such as Sony, Nintendo, and Microsoft take when making more expensive, more complex games.
The series uses GameMaker Studio 2 and GML (GameMaker Language), a programming language similar to C++, to create a top-down action game similar to the Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past (SNES), and Asteroids (Atari 2600).
A link to download GameMaker Studio 2 (Trial Edition) and installation instructions are provided after registering. Topics covered include movement, audio, level design, enemies, sprite customization, backgrounds, and more!
Age Range: 10+
Length: 18 hours (1 hour per week)
Software: GM Studio 2, e-classroom
Time Frame: Winter / Spring