iD Tech Unreal Engine 4 Level Design and VR Lab
AGES: 13-18, Co-ed, minimum 2 weeks
SKILL LEVEL: Beginner - Advanced
PATH: Coding, Design, Game Dev
PREREQUISITE: Ability to work as part of a team
TOOLS: C++, Unreal Engine 4, Autodesk Maya
Launch your career as a level designer as you build your own game prototype with a team of peers. Learn the full development cycle of production as you work together to turn your ideas into a playable game.
In week one, learn how to design levels using Unreal Engine 4. Create breathtaking environments while learning world-building techniques to amp up your visual storytelling. Hone your moment-to-moment gameplay design skills like level pacing and balancing. Finish the week by delving further into game design theory.
In week two, dig into your role and launch an indie studio with your team to create your combined vision. Learn how to organize your tasks and collaborate effectively. Add new level design skills tailored to your game and prepare to show off your work at the end of the week.
In this course, your student will:
Build levels and environments using geometry
Develop realistic VR worlds utilizing game design theory
Place actors such as lights, weapons, and meshes
Use Blueprints, a visual programming language
Implement source control techniques to effectively work in a team
Your student will take home:
Digital portfolio for college admissions
T-shirt, water bottle, and USB drive
This virtual reality course is perfect for students wanting a future in Coding, Game Development, or Design.