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Hackathon: Team-Based App and Game Development

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$1049/session with code HOORAY150 (save $150)
13 - 18 (Must turn 13 by 12/31/21)
Skill Level
Unity, C#
Virtual Tech Academies | Two-week
Coding, Game Dev, Creative

Hackathon: Team-Based App and Game Development

Get a taste of real-world software development as you create a polished game or app with a team of peers! First, you’ll discover the basics of development with Unity—an industry standard development tool—and C#. Hone your UX/UI design expertise while working on creating interfaces and gameplay. Whether your team focuses on creating characters, making modular environment set pieces, developing an immersive game-experience, or improving user flow and experience, you’ll get your artistic or entrepreneurial app ready for players and users to enjoy.

Once you've mastered the basics, you'll work in a collaborative team environment to realize a shared vision. You’ll also check in and check out code in online repositories, learn about branches, and actively version code in a live project. Combining art, code, and other assets into a cohesive whole, your experience will culminate in an app or game that's ready for the big-time. Work together and keep iterating to add more polished content to your portfolio!

Online Course Requirements:
-Mac or Windows PC only
-Visual Studios (Installed with Unity for PC, or install VS Code as a lighter alternative)
-GitHub Desktop
-Microsoft Visual Studio Community Edition
-Adobe Photoshop (free trial available)
-Stable internet connection with access to Zoom Video Conferencing
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In this course, you will:

  • Create apps and design workflows
  • Create game prototypes and designs
  • Code and develop in C#
  • Learn effective techniques to work with a team

Your tuition includes:

  • iD Certified Instructor
  • 20 hours of direct instruction, plus 20 hours of self-paced project development
  • iD Small Class Guarantee™ (average of 5 students)
  • Official iD course transcript
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What's Included?

Each Virtual Tech Academies course includes:

  • Real-time learning with an elite, iD Certified Instructor

  • Average of 5 students per class, blending individual attention and social time with new friends

  • A balanced schedule including 2 hours of live instruction and peer collaboration + 2 hours of self-paced project development per day

  • All the magic of our in-person Academies including games, challenges, networking, and industry insights

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