About the Class

Students in the Video Game Design program learn to design and create video games using trigonometry and higher math, computer programming in C#, as well as 2D computer animation. This course prepares students for skills necessary for two of the video game industry’s biggest needs: qualified video game designers and programmers.

Strong programming skills are not needed. Such skills will be developed and refined as you progress throughout the program. This is a math intensive program.

Pre-requisite: Successful completion of Algebra 1. 

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Description

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video game design has been one of my

passions for years and years and years

and years and when i saw that that was a

program here and i came in i just saw

like everything was just perfectly

catered towards what i wanted to do

i really want to start an indie game

studio i’ve had like my my super game

that i’ve just constantly thought about

and i really i want to make that

we first started by using unity and

unity is coupled with a software called

visual studio which uses the programming

language of c-sharp

and that’s how we built our first game

and then our second game that we’re

working on right now we’re going to be

developing it for mobile devices

specifically android still using unity

and c-sharp and then also we’re

developing for oculus quest which is a

virtual reality system as well it

basically just gives you a framework for

everything that you need to know to

build off of that and to get like a

running start into the video game design

industry

if you just like

video games you’re not really going to

get that far you have to have a passion

for video games and computers and

learning new things and making mistakes

this is a really really really team

oriented class so you have to work with

several animators and other programmers

to make your game and just getting to

see and hear everything that they’ve

been doing and working on

really made me happy because it made me

realize that like we’re all working

together to make something absolutely

amazing

i highly suggest doing it even if you

think that you might want to go into the

video game design industry because

sno-isle is completely free

and this gives you an entire year of

experience where if you figure out later

that you don’t really want to do it you

haven’t wasted thousands and thousands

and thousands of dollars going to

college or taking other like more

professional courses

if

they

love video games if they really want to

make something incredible and they have

a passion to learn about everything in

the game design industry they’re going

to fit right in

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Meet the instructor

Hi, I’m Jim Bassett, the instructor for the Video Game Design program at Sno-Isle TECH Skills Center. If you have an interest in the fast-paced game-design industry, please take a moment to look through the material on our website.

I’ve had the opportunity to work both in education and industry. As a teacher, I’ve taught a mix of STEM classes here in the Pacific Northwest and overseas in Germany. I’ve taught courses in Video Game Design using Digipen and Blender, but am excited to be offering instruction using Unity at Sno-Isle TECH.

In industry, I’ve owned my own software company and had an international market for software I’ve developed. Recently I completed a degree in Electrical Engineering from the University of Washington and worked as a firmware developer for a local electronics company.

My passion, however, lies in teaching. I thoroughly enjoy working to engage and inspire students to meet their fullest potential. While this class is highly technical, framing it within the context of the video game industry brings the content to life! Please feel free to contact me via email if you have any questions about this program.