Fortnite Gaming & Mechanics (1 week)
Play Fortnite while analyzing the mechanics that have made it so fun and addictive! Campers will look at specific gameplay elements and discuss how they were used to make a game that is so massively successful. Empowered with that new perspective, campers will create their own tabletop Fortnite game by brainstorming ways to transfer the video game mechanics to an entirely different medium.
Fortnite-Style World Building for VR (1 week)
Build a Fortnite-style virtual reality world and experience it in 3D! Campers get to examine art and design elements of the massively popular video game as inspiration for their own. They create environments with a similar look and feel to Fortnite by building custom 3D models and using the professional game engine Unity to build their world. Finally, campers will upload their creations to their brand new Oculus Go virtual reality headset that they can take home at the end of their camp!
Fortnite-Style Game Design with Unity (2 weeks)
Drop into a Fortnite-style game of your own! Campers will design and develop a battle-royale video game using the professional-grade Unity engine. They'll examine the game mechanics of Fornite through some play-testing and use it as inspiration for to code custom scripts in C#. They'll combine all of this with Fortnite-style assets to make their game challenging and super fun to play. Campers will leave with their own custom battle-royale style game that can be played at home. Great for Fortnite lovers!
LEARNING
Pixel Academy uses a holistic, hands-on approach to inspire and empower kids to understand and create with digital technology all year round. We don't just funnel kids through impersonal, cookie-cutter classes and forget about them; all of our instruction is project-based, every participant's project is unique, and our passion for sharing digital tech skills doesn't expire at the end of the summer. Our programs empower kids to explore the STEM skills that will define their world and to apply them to exciting creative projects across multiple disciplines.
Each CAMP/pixel topic is designed to facilitate fundamental understanding of relevant, 21st-century STEM skills through fun, hands-on learning. Our workshops are infused with inquiry-based activities and exercises so each camper is not only introduced to these concepts but can feel ownership over them and understand why they're important. We use inherently cool vehicles (like Minecraft and YouTube) to teach otherwise intimidating skills (like coding in Java and online safety.) Campers leave CAMP/pixel with a finished project of their own creation and a practiced ability to apply digital tech skills in creative ways.