Role-Playing Game Design with RPG Maker
iD Tech Camps Course | Ages 10-12
Role-Playing Game Design with RPG Maker
RPG Maker Summer Camp for Kids
- iD Tech Camps
- 10-12 (Must turn 10 by 12-31-16)
- Skill Level
- Beg - Adv
- Ratio Guarantee
- 8 students per instructor
- RPG Maker
Create a dungeon-crawling, monster-battling, world-traveling, epic role-playing game with RPG Maker. RPG Maker is a massively popular game development tool—user-friendly for beginners, but powerful enough for advanced developers. With an intuitive interface and an extensive library of characters and tile-based environments, RPG Maker will have you creating fantastic worlds, maps, and heroes. Take your game home and put your friends to the test.
Students will be introduced to the concepts of tiling, pixel art and conditional statements in creating their own top-down 2D RPG. This unique tool allows beginners to create a polished game that includes story dialogue boxes, custom items, and weapons, as well as battles with enemies and bosses.
What Will Students Take Home?
Each student in this RPG Maker class will go home with their zipped game project and an executable game file.
What Will Students Learn?
Students Will Learn to:
- Create a Japanese-style role-playing game
- Build maps, levels, and dungeons from tilesets
- Use Adobe Photoshop to edit game sprites
- Environmental storytelling
- Use programming logic with If, Then, and Else commands
Top Skills Gained
Software & Hardware Skills Development
- RPG Maker
- Adobe Photoshop
STEM & 21st Century Skills Development
- Pixel Art
- Game logic
- Problem solving
Skill Level | Is This Course Appropriate for Your Student?
This RPG Maker course has no prerequisites other than a love for role-playing games (RPG)! This curriculum is designed for students with little to no experience in game programing or game design. The class age is 10-12 (Min Age: Must turn 10 by 12-31-16). Curriculum is delivered in even-paced modules where the instructor’s attention caters to each student’s game and progress.
The fun drag and drop interface of RPG Maker makes it easy for students to catch on quickly, and the curriculum is a good choice for more advanced students as well. RPG Maker courses are a great choice for students just beginning to discover the power of technology, and can be repeated over several weeks to build up skills.
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Where Is This Course Offered?
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Hours & Tuition
Check-In: 8-9am Mon-Fri
Pick-Up: 5-6pm Mon-Thurs, Fri 3-4pm (varies by site)
Tuition: From $799-1,249/week USD. All taxes included.
Commuter Lunch Plan: Lunch can be purchased for an additional $60/week
Check-In: Sunday 6pm
Pick-Up: Friday 3-4pm (times may vary)
All Inclusive: Add $569/week USD. All taxes included.
Meals: All meals included
Please note: In addition to the prices listed above, there will be a one-time Safety & Compliance Fee of $20 per student per year.
Your Tuition Includes:
- 8:1 student-to-instructor ratio guarantee
- Diploma with instructor insights
- Final project portfolio
- Custom iD T-shirt and H2O bottle
- Access to online curriculum after camp
- Gaming tournaments
- Outdoor activities
- Campus tours (select locations)
- Software specials (most courses)
- New skills and self-confidence
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Ultimate Gaming Weekends
Add $379 per weekend
Ultimate Gaming Weekends (UGWs) are offered at select iD Tech Camps locations for ages 10+, and are intended to bridge the gap for students attending 2 consecutive weeklong camp sessions. You may also stay the weekend after your session. UGWs can be selected as an add-on during registration. Students who stay the weekend can expect campus excursions, gaming tournaments, and a variety of fun indoor and outdoor summer activities.
Continuing Education Units
Add $99 per week
Gain a competitive advantage for college! Teens ages 13-17 attending iD Tech Camps have the option to purchase accredited Continuing Education Units (CEUs), issued by Villanova University. CEUs are nationally recognized units of measurement for participation in non-credit continuing education programs. CEUs are not transferrable as college credit.
7:30am: Overnight Campers, rise and shine! Eat breakfast in the campus dining hall—breakfast is typically all-you-can-eat, and consists of favorites such as sausages, pancakes, orange juice, cereal, waffles, and fruit.
8am-9am: Check-in. All Campers meet for morning announcements, ice breakers, and team-building activities.
9:30am: Split into course groups and let the tech fun begin! Breaks are taken at the discretion of each instructor. Younger students will take more frequent breaks.
12pm: Lunch time—head to the dining hall if you’re on the iD Meal Plan. Depending on the policy of each university, students who bring their own bag lunch will either eat in the dining hall with the rest of the crew, or laze under a shady tree outside with an iD instructor.
1pm: Back to the labs!
2:30pm: A game of Ultimate Frisbee, anyone? Capture the flag? Gaming tournaments? Board games? Optional sports? We offer many summer camp activities that vary by week and location. Beyond STEM skill development, students will socialize, make friends, and have fun.
3:30pm: Return to the labs. Let’s create!
5pm: Wrap-up your projects for the day.
5pm-6pm: Pick-up time for Day Campers.
6pm: Dinner for Overnight Campers.
7pm: Overnight Camp students participate in supervised recreational activities such as optional sports, gaming tournaments, and movie nights. In some cases, students can continue working on their projects, as scheduling permits.
10pm: Lights out for Overnight Campers.
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We guarantee small class sizes, with a maximum of 8 students per instructor. At iD Tech, our teaching philosophy is premised on personalization—your path, at your pace. Passionate, all-adult instructors guide you through tailored curriculum with one-on-one teaching. The immersive environment is ideal for fostering creativity and allowing you to reach your learning potential. Read more about our 8:1 iD Guarantee.
How We Teach | Personalized Instruction
Our tech curriculum is based on a blended learning strategy. We couple live one-on-one instruction with iD Game Plan, our innovative learning engine, to provide you with properly paced learning. Most of our courses at iD Tech Camps are for beginner through advanced students.
Our entire staff is comprised of adults ages 18 and over. We do not hire Counselors-in-Training (CITs) at our summer technology camps. We believe you learn best from adults who have mastered their technology skills. Some of our instructors are tech industry professionals. Others are graduate and undergraduate students majoring in the fields of Computer Science, Computer Engineering, App Design, Film, and other related fields. We’re extremely selective when it comes to our camp staff.
At iD Tech Camps, balance is very important. Our courses are fun and engaging, and completely unlike school. We want you to develop genuine passion for STEM subjects, and keep coming back year after year. If it's not fun—and if you don't learn a lot—we know you won't return. You can expect roughly 5 hours a day of instruction, with plenty of time for supervised breaks, social time, outdoor play, optional sports, video games, and other creative techtivities. (Jump to Sample Day for additional details.) Many clients describe the total iD Tech experience as "magical" and "unlike anything else." We work hard to make the experience unique, memorable, and valuable.
RPG Maker Camp Reviews
"It's my son's 4th year at iD Tech. He loves it. This time probably more than before. He has been saying it's awesome."- Margalit Z., Parent, Role-Playing Game Design with RPG Maker
"My daughter loved this camp- fun and while it seemed long (9 -5) she said the time flew. Such a great game project that incorporated a story she had written. Instructor so friendly, helpful and supportive. Safety a high priority which we really appreciated. Overall - great!!"- Christy C., Parent, Role-Playing Game Design with RPG Maker
"This is my son's third year at iD Tech. The programs are consistently phenomenal. We remain extremely pleased and will definitely use the programs again in the future."- Chris L., Parent, Role-Playing Game Design with RPG Maker
"My son came home the first day of camp and said he loved the class. Each following day he attended, he commented on how he was looking forward to getting to class."- Karyl D., Parent, Role-Playing Game Design with RPG Maker
"This was the best camp my kids have ever attended. Extremely organized, fun and the kids had a lot of input."- Michele L., Parent, Role-Playing Game Design with RPG Maker
"My experience at iD was great. The instructors, the enthusiasm, and the overall program. All of the instructors were really nice and cool, and I enjoyed the camp."- Joey L., Student, Role-Playing Game Design with RPG Maker
"I had lots and lots of fun creating a video game. It was an awesome, once in a lifetime experience. Overall, I had a great time at this summer camp."- Elia S., Student, Role-Playing Game Design with RPG Maker
"This camp is AMAZING! I have been through a very successful week including imaginative and creative instructors, and wonderful activities. I highly recommend this place!"- James A., Student, Role-Playing Game Design with RPG Maker
"Great game-making software, which is simple, yet can be used to make a complex game. The instructors are fun and can solve most problems that you might have."- Eli K., Student, Role-Playing Game Design with RPG Maker
"I think that this camp really expanded my knowledge of game design. This was a great experience, and I will definitely come back next year."- Jack Y., Student, Role-Playing Game Design with RPG Maker