We Didn’t Say It, They Did!

This week kicked-off our Live Virtual Camps and it was so great to hear so much positive feedback. And, see the growth and smiles of kids enjoying themselves and cheering each other on. Positive Words from Campers and Parents “I’m so proud of my game” – Gavin “I’ve already added a second level.” – Mav …

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LIVE Virtual Summer Camps

The key word is LIVE. Virtual camps and programs come in two formats — live or pre-recorded. Ours are LIVE. Both formats have their place in education, but LIVE is much more effective and enjoyable for kids. Live camps allow children to learn along-side new friends. This helps build social interaction. Live camp also keeps …

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How to play Gamemaker on Mac

How to play GameMaker games on Mac

We use Game Maker 8.1 for Windows in our in-person Game Design Camps. Also, we provide each kid with a complimentary USB drive to save the games they developed in summer camp. They can then load the software on a Windows computer and play them with for friends and family. However, sometimes families only have …

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Why Fortnite Is So Popular?

Reasons Fortnite is So Popular are Pretty Simple There is no doubt that Fortnite is popular, maybe even one of the most popular games of all time. And, even though as parents we might at times curse Epic Games, the creators of Fortnite, they’re actually brilliant. Fortnite has swept across the world into the lives …

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Video Game Designers Explain the Psychology Behind Sound Effects

Video game designers take viewers through a history and psychology explanation of game sound effects. Wired.com recently interviewed some pretty amazing video game designers about the evolution of sound effects in game design. You wouldn’t have guessed how much time, effort, and research goes into the sounds you’ve been hearing in games. You may not …

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GameMaker on Mac

GameMaker is Back on Mac!

We use and love GameMaker for our Video Game Design Camp. And were thrilled to see that with GameMaker Studio 2.1 from YoYoGames comes a major milestone, a fully dedicated Mac version! One GameMaker License Gets You Mac and Windows This has long been a desire of both YoYo Games (the developer) and the community …

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GameMaker getting full support for Windows 10

Breaking news from the global game development industry YoYo Games to showcase Windows 10 Universal Apps at Microsoft’s Build 2015 conference GameMaker: Studio is adding full support for Windows 10. During Microsoft’s Build 2015 confernece, YoYo Games will showcase Windows 10 Universall apps, which will enable games to run on every Windows 10-enabled device, including …

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