During the first week, students will be introduced to object-oriented programming and elements of the Java language while learning to code their text-based RPG (Roleplaying Game). No programming experience is necessary, but familiarity with doing common tasks using a computer operating system (text-editing and understanding directory structures) and keyboarding is required. During week two, students will learn to use Unity, a powerful programming suite used by professionals and indie game developers to make and mod micro-video games. We will make speed booster pads, custom triggers, track twists, animations, and more. We will also learn to make video games more fun by creating custom modifications. The software is available to download at home for free. ($100 course fee)
Java Coding and Unity Game Modding
About Expand Your Mind
For Rising 9th-12th Grade Students
A Unique Experience on a College Campus
Expand Your Mind brings together talented students from across the Twin Cities, the nation, and the world for intensive learning and discovery during two 2-week summer sessions. Located on the beautiful campus of Macalester College, EYM challenges students academically while developing leadership skills, instilling self-confidence, and fostering lifelong friendships among like-minded peers.