Game programming camps planned for age 10 through adult

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Pitt-Bradford will offer three opportunities to learn game programming this summer for learners 10 and older.

            Jeremy Callinan, an instructor in the university's computer information systems and technology program will teach three mini-courses through the Division of Continuing Education and Regional Development.

            Game Programming 101 is designed for students age 10-16 and will take place from 8:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. on Monday, Wednesday and Friday, June 26, 28 and 30 in Swarts Hall. In this camp, students will use JavaScript to learn video game programming in an easy and fun way.

             They will interact with Minecraft characters, create their own Flappy Bird Game, join Anna and Elsa from Frozen in a quest, create digital art and program Droids in Star Wars. The cost is $69.

             Game Programming: Advanced is for students age 14-18 with previous game programming experience. It is for students who have already dabbled, but want to push themselves, learn more and finish a game.

             Students will learn game mechanics and coding for common game scenarios, programming for game development and 3D modeling, game testing and how to publish a game for the public to download. Class will take place from 9 a.m. to noon Monday, Wednesday and Friday July 10, 12 and 14 in Swarts Hall. The cost is $69.

             Intro to Video Game Programming for Adults will take place from 6 to 9 p.m. on three Wednesdays June 21 through July 5 in Room 200 of Marilyn Horne Hall in downtown Bradford. The cost is $99.

             Adult learners will use JavaScript and C# to learn the basics of video game programming from space shooters and 2D platforms to first-person 3D environments. They will learn how game designers use Unity to develop games for web, mobile, virtual reality and game consoles.

             For more information or to register for any of the classes, contact Continuing Education at 814-362-5078 or contined@pitt.edu.