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JavaScript and P5: 2D Platformer Game

  • Price: $399/week
  • Age: 10 - 12
  • Skill Level: Intermediate–Advanced
  • Format: Virtual Tech Camps | Small-Group, Online
  • Duration: Weeklong program, 2 hours per day

About This Course

Get ready to engage with JavaScript coding through game development, and use P5 functions to create a 2D platformer game! In these Mario-like games, players collect coins, solve jumping puzzles, and try to make it to the end of each level in one piece. On the way to creating your own game, you’ll discover advanced development concepts like keeping players grounded with gravity, enhancing movement, implementing state machines, creating flashy graphical user interfaces, and more.

Tools: JavaScript, P5

Topics Covered

  • Build a 2D platformer game
  • Code mechanics such as player movement and picking up objects
  • Create your own characters, art, and animations
  • Engage in activities that will improve your knowledge of game design principles

Portfolio-Boosting Transcript

At the conclusion of your child's course, they will receive an official iD Tech transcript outlining the skills they learned over the course of the week.

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  • 100% USA-based, adult instructors

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  • Rigorous background and reference checks

  • Robust training programs and certification

  • Adherence to American Camp Association accredited guidelines

Frequently Asked Questions

Just like a well-designed app or website, 21st century tech users expect smooth, interactive experiences in video games. High-quality user experience and user interface is an essential component of a sophisticated game. By advancing their programming and game design skills, kids and teens can put UX and UI on center stage when looking to develop the next hit video game!

As video games get more and more advanced, the production behind them is as sophisticated and complex as the making of blockbuster films! From coding to amazing graphics and sophisticated game mechanics, there’s a lot going on behind the scenes. By combining a gamer’s eye for design and game mechanics with Unity programming, kids can level up their STEM skills.

As of 2021 the total market value of the gaming industry was $151.06 billion dollars, with steady growth predicted through 2027. This is just one indicator of exciting things to come in the gaming universe, and even more so in terms of job opportunities and careers in this field as designers, engineers, studio executives, and more.

This course is intended for students who have completed a related course or have equivalent experience. With our small class sizes, each student will continue to receive individual attention and learn at their own pace.

While we are proud to offer world-class experiences on many of the world’s most prestigious university campuses, we also recognize that many families need the flexibility of quality virtual learning! It’s with these families in mind that we’ve adapted the core elements of our flagship camps to an online format with our Virtual Tech Camps

Like our on-campus programs, Virtual Tech Camps feature structured small-group sessions led by expert instructors. Each week includes live  teaching of our signature, cutting-edge curriculum, plus peer collaboration, social time, and independent project work. To complete the experience, our Virtual Tech Camps incorporate all the magic of summer camp including games, challenges, and legendary iD traditions!

To run an online course with iD Tech, students will need a Mac or Windows computer (no Chromebooks, unless otherwise specified), a webcam, and a stable internet connection with access to Zoom video conferencing. Any course-specific installation requirements will be communicated after registration.

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