SIAST offering hi-tech gaming workshop

Cole Carruthers
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The 3-day workshop delves into the world of computer programming with a focus on games. You will configure and develop PC arcade games while learning the C# programming language.

One day your child might be able to pay you back for all the computer and video game equipment you’ve bought them each year.

The SIAST Palliser campus (600 Saskatchewan St.) is offering the second annual ‘Plan, Program, Play’ computer game programming camp on July 11-13.

Geared towards youth in grades 9 and 10, this interactive workshop explores how to configure and develop PC arcade games using the C# programming language. The workshop builds on the student’s love for video games and applies it to the creation of their very own video game, all while learning some of today’s computer programming skills.

“The workshop introduces students to the tools and techniques used in programming and problem solving while creating small games in a fun and supportive environment,” says SIAST business information systems program head, Gavin Osborne. “The games are made using tools that independent developers often use for creating games for the Xbox or smart phones.”

In addition to creating basic games, the workshop encourages problem-solving skills by allowing students to delve into and modify a game’s code to make it their very own.

For more on this article, pick-up an upcoming issue of the Times-Herald.

Organizations: Xbox, Times-Herald

Geographic location: Saskatchewan

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