Video Game Design
Peter and Blair will guide passionate gamers and budding designers to create their own take on some classic video games: think Sonic in Space, Flappy Cat, Underwatch or Sloth Kart. Students will learn to develop their design skills in Piskel, Tinkercad, Sketchup & Blender and bring it all together in Unity to make their own unique game that can be played by anyone. This course is visually based, with very little attention to code and will best suit those that favor style and artistic flair. Students will make their own versions of Flappy Bird, Super Mario, a 1st person exploration game, and a car racing game – and will be able to build and design them how they wish. Let the games begin.
Your Educator – Peter Forde
Peter aims to make the classroom his studio where creativity is the leader of learning. Coming from a world of traditional Ireland and teaching in the creative hub of London, England, Peter has developed a broad range of artistic experiences. He has exhibited in Ireland and England through painting, media arts, performance and theatre and sees himself as much of a teacher as an artist. Currently Peter prints at Malaspina studios in Granville Island and exhibits at galleries in Vancouver. Peter values the role of the teacher as the facilitator to the student’s creativity but draws from his technical and expressive experiences to bloom the student’s unique ability. The arts define our culture and our identity and at Brainboost we are delighted to celebrate these qualities. Expect the fun of the carnival, with the sincerity of gallery.
Your Educator – Blair Mclleland
Blair was born in Florida before moving to Edinburgh, Scotland as a teenager to finish high school. Throughout his schooling he showed a passion for science and mathematics and chose to pursue a degree in Architectural Engineering. Once finished Blair chose to take 2 years to travel Asia, South America and Europe before returning to Edinburgh to complete his Masters in Renewable Energy. He has a keen interest in the environment and has studied additional related materials including the UN course on Climate Change. He moved to Vancouver almost 2 years ago to begin a new adventure and after volunteering at a local tutoring charity last year is now working with BrainBoost. In his spare time, he loves playing all sports, cooking, reading the paper and doing anything on the water.
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