DMA Course Profile: Academy for Game Development & VR with Unity & C#

By Phill Powell

Ever since it first arrived on the scene, the video game has never stopped changing and growing. And virtual reality (VR) is the thrilling next step in the evolution of the video-game-playing experience.

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VR gives you a whole new way of looking at games. DMA gives you an easy way to get into VR.

And we can introduce you to VR, this coming summer at Digital Media Academy’s two week game development courses, which bring you face to face with Unity and C# and give you a rich taste of the world of the professional game designer.

THE LATEST TECHNOLOGIES: OCULUS RIFT, GOOGLE CARDBOARD

At this immersive, game development experience you literally get to see what the future looks like.

By using the Oculus Rift and Google Cardboard 3D viewers, you will see what games are going to look like in the future, and what kind of gameplay they’ll offer.

But you won’t just be experiencing those 3D-enhanced games; you’ll actually be making your own game, developing levels, puzzles and environments.

TWO LIFE-CHANGING WEEKS IN A FUN SETTING

By combining two powerful weeks of game design instruction, we’ve created a unique learning experience that takes you deep inside gaming’s many worlds.

In the first week, you’ll really focus in on game development for Oculus Rift and Unity, one of the most powerful and versatile game development engines.

During the second week, you tackle advanced subjects like basic game scripting (using Playmaker and C#), UI design and how to develop games for mobile platforms.

Along the way, you will encounter 2D and 3D design for computer-based games, mobile games and how to utilize VR to check game-design progress.

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Get into today’s hottest technologies and you’ll never see games the same way again.

…AND JUST LOOK AT ALL YOU’LL LEARN!

One of the best things about this academy is that it meets you at your individual skill level and works with you from there. It’s open to all teens 12 to 17 years old, and no programming experience is required, which makes it perfect for interested beginners.

But it also works for those who already know something about programming and game design. So if you need the curriculum adjusted slightly to ramp up the challenge for you, all it takes is a word to your instructor, who knows how to tailor-make the educational experience according to your needs and desires.

You will journey into deeper territory, learning how to program variables, functions and loops.

You’ll even venture into advanced C# topics (such as instantiation and data structures) and learn how to de-bug game levels.

And when it’s all said and done, you’ll leave the academy with a rich skill set and a Unity development portfolio you can show to interested parties and potential game design clients, or include with college applications.

A BILLION-DOLLAR INDUSTRY

This is just one of DMA’s great game design courses. You’ll find plenty more online, with lots of options for kids (ages 6-12) and teens (12-17).

Or maybe game design isn’t your thing. No problem – we’re loaded with cool tech subjects, which you can enjoy at any of DMA’s great tech camp locations across the U.S. and Canada.