Zaniac, a science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) franchise with locations in eight states, has introduced a new course designed to teach students in grades 4-8 how to develop their own video games.
The course, called 3D Game Design, teaches video game design and programming, including game mechanics, three-dimensional animation and character models. Students will use modeling software, Gimp image editing software, the Unity game engine and the C# programming language. The 90-minute classes meet weekly for six weeks or daily for one week during summer vacation and other school breaks. The 3D Game Design course launches on June 20, 2016.
Zaniac offers a Mastery Progression Program for students who want to learn more about 3D game design. To earn a certificate of mastery, students must complete three courses.