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CreatingIDEAS: PC Gaming and Animation Program

  • Our Lady of Mercy Academy 815 Convent Road Syosset, NY, 11791 United States (map)

WHEN: August 8-12th, 2016 FROM 8:30 AM TO 4:30 PM
WHERE: Our Lady Of Mercy Academy
COST: $750 per student (Fundraise to attend)
Limited Scholarships Available

This is a 5-day program where students have the opportunity to experience first-hand the roles involved in the gaming industry. Students work in teams of 6-8 to design a functioning video game built with Unity. Unity is the leading industry tool utilized for game development. The tool provides a great platform for teaching Physics concepts and is a powerful rendering engine fully integrated with a complete set of intuitive tools and rapid workflows to create 3D and 2D content.

From concept design through delivering a game to market these 5 days will take students through a journey to understand the career opportunities and the roles involved within the rapidly growing and globally competitive gaming industry. This program is more than learning to create “cool” games, it expands a student’s mind to realize the career opportunities that surround the excitement of gaming throughout many industries across STEAM today and growing.

The CreatingIDEAS program begins with teaching students about the hardware requirements and engineering design of high end PC’s utilized to create graphic intense programs. In order to begin developing their video game the teams must first build the computer, install the operating system, install Unity then begin the design process and follow a rubric that outlines the competencies they must demonstrate. They must ensure the game design supports solving a problem that is impactful to our lives in positive ways. They will present a final 2-3 minute video trailer and presentation of their game design. Teams must meet timelines for the deliverables and work collaboratively and demonstrate good digital citizenship at all times. Industry experts will judge the final projects and the teams will compete for exciting prizes.

For information about the event visit our program registration website at or contact our team via email or by calling (631) 468-7475 Ext 0.