Campers Build Games & Animations with GameMaker, Light Bot & Tellagami

Campers started their afternoon working with GameMaker 8.1 Lite.  Produced by YoYo Games, the GameMaker platform introduces students to basic programming elements for digital game design including sprites, sounds, background, paths, and scripts. Later this afternoon the also campers explored Light Bot on the iPads. Light Bot is designed to introduce students to programming logic by engaging the child in solving developmentally appropriate puzzles. The app can be played on iPhones/iPads, Androids, and Kindles. Campers also enjoyed creating animations today using Tellagami an iOS app for creating short animated videos referred to as a “Gami”. The app offers Avatar-type characters and backgrounds that can be used for creating a Gami message to be shared via Twitter, Facebook or email.