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  • So What Kind of Project Does My Child Make at Camp?

    You’re a smart parent—you know tech camp is one of the best ways to keep your child engaged over the summer. But maybe you still have some questions (102 questions? Only 15?). Or maybe there’s just one question left you really want to know: what will my child really be making at camp? It’s one [...]

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  • The Educational Benefits of Minecraft

    It’s no secret that Minecraft is wildly popular, and has been for some time. Since its creation in 2009, Minecraft has captured the minds and imaginations of more kids than we can count (and even some adults!) Merchandise, a movie, school educators, and our very own summer camps have caught the Minecraft fire, and the [...]

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  • Three Video Game Designers Launch Their Careers at iD Tech

    Sisters Jessica and Julia are passionate about gaming. Jessica works at an AAA game studio and is co-owner of an indie game studio called Fallstreak. Julia works in PR/Marketing within the entertainment industry, and makes video games in her spare time. Jessica and Julia were introduced to iD Tech as campers. “I’ve always loved playing [...]

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  • ShootMania®: Storm Stands Apart from Traditional FPS Games

    ShootMania®: Storm – a popular first-person shooter video game by Ubisoft® and Nadeo – is approaching its highly-anticipated release.  But while the game is another title in a crowded space of FPS games, it appears likely that it won’t be confused with many – if any – of its counterparts. “We feel that violence is [...]

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  • 10 Types of Platforms in Platform Video Games

    Some of my favorite games are platform games (or combination games that include platform elements). For those who don't know, platform games feature two-dimensional graphics in which the player controls a character who jumps or climbs between different platforms on a screen. The most famous platformer is Super Mario Bros. (and all of the many, [...]

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  • Tech Rocket Students Interview A Professional Indie Game Designer!

    Greetings from Tech Rocket, iD's year round learning community!  As many Tech Rocket members have aspirations of one day becoming a pro game designer, we decided to give our students the opportunity to interview someone who was living that dream!  We collected questions from members over the past month, and then sent them over to [...]

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