Action Game Design

Tech Camp Course


Create a fast-paced Action game with GameMaker. Using custom backgrounds, paths, and obstacles, link simple behaviors into complex game logic. Import and create images, sprites, and sounds to make your game unique.

A Tech Camper learning Action Game Design at Tech Camp

Course Specs




Skill Level



Progressive Content

Summer Tech Camp



Beg to Adv


Course designed for campers to progress at their own pace with content that advances from basic to complex.  May be taken multiple times.

What will campers learn?

  • Basic 2D game design theory

  • Differences and commonalities among various types of action games

  • Troubleshooting and problem solving skills

What will campers create?

  • Arcade game with levels

  • Maze Game with obstacles, collectibles, attacks and enemies

  • Platform game with altered gravity

  • A 2D game of their choice with original sprites