Video games with robot characters are returning to the gaming world in full force. Transformers:Devastation is one such game that promises to build an epic multi-year tale around action, intense combat and plenty of Autobot drama to keep its players coming back for more gameplay. And the game’s comic book-inspired graphics introduce a unique visual backdrop. Another robot-themed video game, Fallout:New Vegas, involves Yes Man, a computerized assistant to one of the main characters, who helps thicken the plot with new twists and turns as the game develops. In these games, robots become central characters, helping to build the narrative in the video game that results in unexpected events where players must strategize and combat to get to higher levels. Do you have an idea for the next breakthrough video game? Will a robot apocalypse destroy earth? Or will these savvy machines team up with earthlings to travel across the universe? Come join the gaming fun as we design and build video games this Summer at NuVu!
In this studio, students will program their own innovative video games using Unity, a cross-platform game engine for video game development and interactive media installations. Send the main character on an interactive virtual quest through multi-continental worlds similar to the World of Warcraft’s land of Azeroth, or design whimsical fantasy worlds like Mario’s Mushroom Kingdom, or create a hybrid sci-fi/fantasy story based in a world like Gaia from Final Fantasy VII! Alongside the game design, students will conceptualize a storyline for the character and flex their digital art skills. After coming up with an initial idea, students will conceive the rules and structure of the game (gameplay). They will then create the game environment, levels, and missions. Finally, we will move to the production phase and bring all the elements together into a single or multi-player online game!
Storyboarding & Storytelling
Game Production & Editing
Sound Design & Sound Effect Creation
- Enrolling students must be between the ages of 11 to 18 (middle and high school students)