Dates: July 12 - July 16

Location: Online

Days: Daily

Time: Noon to 4 p.m.

Entering Grades: 9-12

Category: Coding, Coding & Career, Coding & Gaming, Gaming

Skill Level: Entry

Prerequisites: None


Interested in making your own video games but don’t know where to start? In this camp we’ll cover the game development engine GameMaker, making an 8-bit inspired classic space and top-down game, and developing game narratives. Learn GameMaker’s drag and drop code, explore popular video games and design your own game including characters, game goals and rules. Instruction includes a combination of live online interactions with NIU faculty and staff, along with recorded videos and downloadable step-by-step instruction.

Chromebook and some computers are not suitable for this camp. View minimum hardware and software requirements before registering.

This camp meets online from noon to 4 p.m. each day and is recommended for students in grades 9-12. This camp is also offered June 14-18.