coLab Campus - Making games with Flipped Horizons and Game Maker

coLab Campus - Making games with Flipped Horizons and Game Maker

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Workshop Ticket Description + € 90.00 Registrations period has ended.
Workshop Ticket [Student] Description + € 65.00 Registrations period has ended.



FlippedHorizons and coLab have partnered to bring you The Game Maker Workshop. A 5 day intensive workshop featuring YoYoGames’ Game Maker Studio. GameMaker Studio is an easy to use game engine that is used to create games for all platforms. Our Workshop will cover the basics of game design, art and structure of a game, game mechanics, algorithms, intro to game marketing and much more. Participants will apply knowledge gained through homework projects given as exercises, creating easy but fun games which can be deployed to all gaming platforms.

Program:

Day 1: 17:30-22:00 (Intro to Game Maker Studio)


  • Basic introduction to game development.
  • Get to know the Game Maker’s UI and environment.
  • How to insert sprites(images) for our objects.
  • How do we insert sounds,backgrounds, create objects, create a game room.
  • How do we insert events which will help us code a game.
  • Basic Actions/Commands we will use and what are their roles.
  • Saving and loading a project.



Day 2: 17:30-22:00 (Structure and Algorithms)

  • Creating a game structure.
  • Defining the problem with precision
  • Deciding what steps/commands we need to use to solve the problem.
  • Transforming sequences of steps/commands into a structure(algorithm) that solves the problem.
  • Checking if the algorithm works correctly and solves the problem we defined.
  • Process followed for applying changes on an algorithm.


Day 3: 17:30-22:00 (Creating Game #1)

  • Start development of Game #1.
  • Iterating our existing algorithm.
  • Transforming sequence of algorithm into a series of commands that form a game in Game Maker.
  • Executing a game.
  • Creating an executable file.


Day 4: 17:30-22:00 (Creating Game #2 & Refining our games)

  • Start development of Game #2.
  • Refining and iterating algorithm.
  • Executing the refined algorithm in Game Maker.
  • Analysis of results.
  • Modifying project & adding new stages.



Day 5: 17:30-22:00 (Creating Game #3 & Intro to Games Marketing)


  • Start development of Game #3
  • Refining and iterating algorithm.
  • Executing the refined algorithm in Game Maker.
  • Intro to Games Marketing
  • Closing of training - Summary of learning - Project presentations

When?

Thursday, February 21, 2013 6:00 PM
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Wednesday, February 27, 2013


Where?

coLab Athens
Petraki 28
105 63 Athens
Attica, Greece


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