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Game Studio: C++ Coder and Gameplay Programmer

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AGES
13 - 18 (Must turn 13 by 12-31-18)
SKILL LEVEL
Beginner - Advanced
PATH
Coding, Design, Game Development
EXPERIENCE
iD Game Design & Development Academy | Two-week
PREREQUISITE
None
TOOLS
C++, Autodesk Maya, Unreal Engine 4

Game Studio: C++ Coder and Gameplay Programmer

Course Description

Start the session by learning the fundamentals of C++ and Unreal Blueprints, two essential tools for developing games with Unreal Engine. Implement game mechanics and build coding skills to become an indispensable asset to your team. Round out week one by exploring different aspects of game creation like level design and 3D modeling.

During the second week, launch an indie studio and learn the full development cycle of game production to take your game from vision to playable prototype. Take the role of a Gameplay Programmer and work with the other members of your team to design and create a game together. Learn source control techniques for efficiently collaborating with peers, and continue building extensive coding skills. Prepare your game for the Launch Party at the end of the session!

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In this course, your student will:

  • Read in user input and print formatted output
  • Implement a game loop
  • Use Unreal Engine 4's Blueprints to build game mechanics
  • Code with C++
  • Implement source control techniques to effectively work in a team

Your student will take home:

  • Project Files
  • Completed game
  • Digital portfolio for college admissions

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