Game dev skills lead to BIG opportunities
We live in a world with 3.5 million unfilled STEM jobs, many of which span the fields of game development, level design, character animation, esports, and more. With courses built around Minecraft, Roblox, Overwatch, League of Legends, Unity, and Unreal Engine, your child will build critical thinking and problem-solving skills that will benefit them in any career.
Fast facts about game development
- Game development encompasses designing, coding, and testing video or mobile games. The process involves creating visual content as well as writing the code necessary to bring its features to life.
- The demand for game developers is expected to grow nearly 10% by 2026, with positions earning upwards of $110,000.
- Game development fosters life skills like teamwork, critical thinking, and problem-solving, leading to increased confidence.
- Just like reading, writing, math, and coding, every child can learn to develop games. With the right instructors and teaching tools, getting started is easy.
"Some parents are confused that computer gaming is a major. I explain it saying gaming is the hook. What the students are learning is graphic design, coding, the physics of motion, augmented reality, virtual reality, neural networks, lighting, sound, and so much more. These skills can be implemented in any industry."
-Martha Y., Parent of iD alum
Explore our game dev programs
Small-group courses (ages 7-17)
1-on-1 tutoring topics (ages 7-19)
Minecraft Modding with JavaAges 10-19
Minecraft Game DesignAges 7-19
Roblox and LuaAges 7-19
Unreal Engine 4Ages 10-19
Oculus Quest 2Ages 10-19
Intro to Game Design (2D) with GodotAges 10-19
Intro to Game Design (2D) with GDevelopAges 7-19
eSports Coaching with Rocket LeagueAges 10-19
eSports Coaching with OverwatchAges 13-19
eSports Coaching with League of LegendsAges 13-19
"iD Tech helped launch my career in the gaming industry."
Explore other tech paths
Apps, video games, life-saving tech...our world runs on code! Your child can dive into Java, Python, C++, and more today.
With their keen eye for design, your child can produce videos, edit photos, make digital music, build 3D models, and so much more.
Frequently Asked Questions
Why should my child learn game development?
In our tech-driven world, the demand for talented game designers and developers is growing rapidly. Taking game dev courses now can help your child flex their creative muscles, boost their problem-solving abilities, improve their teamwork and communication skills, and build confidence.
What are game dev camps like?
Game dev camps bring collaborative fun to courses in Minecraft, Roblox, esports, Unity, Unreal Engine, and more, giving students a chance to learn the cycle of game production alongside like-minded peers.
What career possibilities are open to game developers?
Learning game development instills vital life skills that can be applied in any field. A strong background in game dev is particularly useful for careers in level or character design, digital art, game programming, software engineering, and QA.
Which game dev course is right for my child?
It depends on their skill level, interests, and goals! Your child can take their love of Minecraft or Roblox to the next level, or go more advanced with platforms like Unity and Unreal Engine. Our Academic Advisors are here to provide personalized course recommendations.