Exploring Games: Digital Game Design

  • Digital Media, Card Games, Gaming, Board games
Jan 18 2022
May 24 2022
Exploring Games: Digital Game Design (Spring, Tuesday AM)
  1. Sun 
  2. Mon 
  3. Tue9:30 am - 12:00 pm (PST)
  4. Wed 
  5. Thu 
  6. Fri 
  7. Sat 



This course is for students aged 7-9 years old who want to explore how programming, game design, art production, and sound design are combined to create engaging video games. You will gain a new appreciation for the hard work that went into making your favorite games and create games that you will be able to share with your friends and family! 

Concepts and Skills Covered:

The video game production process
Game design principles, including game balance and effective interface design
Coding basics such as variables, conditionals, iterations, and functions
Art production processes and tools
Creation of sound effects and music

Mid-Winter Break will be February 21st-25th. Spring Break will be April 4th-8th. Classes will not occur during these breaks. 



Computer Requirements:

Students must have access to a computer as well as additional hardware and software. Some programs or courses may indicate additional technology requirements, and not all programs are Mac compatible.

Windows PC or Mac computer
Display with minimum resolution of 1024 x 768
Broadband internet connection
Headset with microphone
Three-button mouse
Internet browser (eg. Chrome, Edge, Firefox, or Safari)

Class dates

01/18/2022, 01/25/2022, 02/01/2022, 02/08/2022, 02/15/2022, 03/01/2022, 03/08/2022, 03/15/2022, 03/22/2022, 03/29/2022, 04/12/2022, 04/19/2022, 04/26/2022, 05/03/2022, 05/10/2022, 05/17/2022, 05/24/2022


Participants must be 7 years to 9 years old when the program starts.

Program enrollment capacity

Minimum: 3

Registration period

Registration starts on 10/10/2021 and ends on 01/09/2022.

Online location


Program is frozen.