Video Game Development is a one-week course in which students will create their own fully functional game. Students will use GameMaker Studio 2, a simple yet powerful video game development software that allows users of all skill levels to create any type of video game by using “drag-and-drop” (DND) programming. This feature opens the door to a wide range of ages and is easy to learn. Using GameMaker’s DND programming students will be developing games right away. The class will provide tutorials starting from the basics and proceed to more advanced features. By the end of this course, students will have a fully functioning game and be able to port it to any Windows or Mac computer.
Mr. Maldonado Jr. has been a part of the American Heritage Family for the past two years. While earning his Bachelor’s with a concentration in Computer Engineering from Florida Atlantic University, he also worked part-time in our after school programs. Currently, Mr. Maldonado works in the American Heritage Robotics Lab where he has been teaching students various programming languages including Python, C++, C, HTML, and Java. In addition, he is currently studying to earn his CompTIA A+ Certification. He is a proud mentor of the award winning FIRST Robotics Team 5472.
A class may be canceled if fewer than 6 students enroll. A specific teacher is not guaranteed. To protect the privacy rights of all, there is absolutely no videotaping or recording. Students must be age appropriate for the course. Young children must be supervised by a parent at all times. It is the parent’s responsibility to check with their child’s school when seeking credit for a course.