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Post-Camp Info: Game Design

Post-Camp Info: Game Design

Thank you for joining us for a wonderful week in Game Design camp. If you are interested in continuing your Video Game Design education, below are resources to assist you with making even more video games on your own.

Game Design Software

In our Game Design camp, we use GameMaker Lite 8.1 for Windows (free version). There is a newer version of GameMaker called GameMaker Studio 2, which is a paid version. It is subscription based. The cost varies depending on the functionality you choose. At the time of this writing, the price varies from $4.99/mo to $79.00/mo. GameMaker Studio 2 can be downloaded on either Windows or Mac operating systems. However, as long as you have Windows at home, we recommend staying on the free lite version 8.1, which is a more stable software.

Games made in camp can only be edited using the GameMaker Lite 8.1 software for Windows.

Books and Resources

We recommend the following video game design resources for the software that we use in Tech Camp. These resources can both add to your skills as well as help to come up with new ideas for your games.

There are also some free training materials inside the GameMaker software. There are also a number of YouTube tutorial videos on GameMaker Lite.

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