STEAM Studio: Make a Top-Down Game in GameMaker
NIU STEAM Studio offers online afterschool workshops for students in grades 3-12. This class is recommended for students in grades 5-8.
Interested in making your own video games but don't know where to start? Learn to use the game development engine GameMaker, make an 8-bit inspired classic top-down game and develop game narratives.
- Learn GameMaker design software.
- Design a video game.
- Explore popular video games.
- Learn the essentials of game design.
- Create game characters.
- Invent game goals and rules.
- Learn GameMaker’s drag and drop code.
Instruction includes a combination of live online interactions with NIU faculty and staff, along with recorded videos and downloadable step-by-step instruction. Chromebook and some computers are not suitable for this workshop. View minimum hardware and software requirements.
This is a 2-week workshop that meets Tuesdays and Thursdays, from 3:30 to 5 p.m.
Login information will be sent to participants once they've registered for the workshop.
Tuesday, May 4 at 3:30 PM to 5:00 PMVirtual Event