University of Tennessee at Martin Jackson Center offering Video Game Camp on July 15-19

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Jackson-area students ages eight-14 can enroll in “Make Your First Video Game Camp” this summer, held from 9 a.m.-noon (ages 8-10) or 1-4 p.m. (ages 11-14), July 15-19, at the University of Tennessee at Martin Jackson Center. Registration is $175 per student, and seats are available on a first-come, first-served basis.

Participants will learn the steps to designing a two-dimensional platform video game including conceptualization, play experience, level design, graphics, sounds and simple coding. Programs created by students will be available for testing by friends and family via a password-protected website at the conclusion of camp. All games will be designed for PC computers, but programs can be converted to Mac-compatible versions for $15. Students will work in pairs and teams to create their programs.

No previous experience with game coding is necessary.

However, returning students are encouraged to participate as well and build upon skills learned in previous years.

Online registration is required to reserve a space

Visit utm.edu/departments/nondegree/jackson.php and choose “game coding” from the list of camps for children and youth.

For assistance, contact UT Martin outreach at 881-7104.

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