July 6 – July 10 Tinkerers (grades k-2)
SUMMER OF STEAM 2020
MAKER GAMER: (morning)
Unplugged: Modern Board Games
Get unplugged and come join us for some fun modern board gaming! Students will explore different types of games; cooperative such as Mysterium, area control games like Carcassone, RPG’s like Fliptales, combat like our favorite King of Tokyo, secret identity games like One Night Ultimate Werewolf & strategy games like chess. This lab will support collaboration, critical thinking and plain old fun.
MAKER GAMER/CODER: (afternoon)
Retro Arcade Game Design
In this course students will learn about the fundamentals of arcade game design using different tools. First, they will work on a tactile platform to build, collaborate, and tell stories through video game creation. Students use colored blocks to design their characters and settings to tell their own amazing gaming stories. We will guide the students with storyboarding their ideas on paper. They will use the tactile feature to create levels, characters, and any other art you have in mind. Using an app, they will capture and edit layouts and art, and animate your heroes and enemies. Secondly, they will use a tactile board that they will program games for up to 4 people, create art & animations using game studio app. Games will be shared in the classroom and home.