LOCAL STUDENTS CAN ATTEND VIDEO GAME CAMP JULY 15-19
MARTIN, Tenn. – Jackson-area students ages 8-14 can enroll in “Make Your First Video Game
Camp” this summer, held from 9 a.m.-noon (ages 8-10) or 1-4 p.m. (ages 11-14), July 15-19, at
the University of Tennessee at Martin Jackson Center. Registration is $175 per student, and seats
are available on a first-come, first-served basis.
Participants will learn the steps to designing a two-dimensional platform video game including
conceptualization, play experience, level design, graphics, sounds and simple coding. Programs
created by students will be available for testing by friends and family via a password-protected
website at the conclusion of camp. All games will be designed for PC computers, but programs
can be converted to Mac-compatible versions for $15. Students will work in pairs and teams to
create their programs.
No previous experience with game coding is necessary. However, returning students are
encouraged to participate as well and build upon skills learned in previous years.
Online registration is required to reserve a space. Visit
utm.edu/departments/nondegree/jackson.php and choose “game coding” from the list of camps
for children and youth.
For assistance, contact UT Martin outreach at 731-881-7104.