GameMaker Summer Project 2017

Zero to First Game with GameMaker Summer Project (by application only; must be going into 6th Class in the autumn, or older)

Date Content Status
Thur 15 June 1.       Installation, set-up must attend
Fri 7 July 2.       Workshop: Tutorial review & progress report; trouble-shooting and exercises attend if at all possible
Thur 13 July 3.       Workshop: Tutorial review & progress report; trouble-shooting and exercises attend if at all possible
Thur 27 July 4.       Workshop: Tutorial review & progress report; trouble-shooting and exercises attend if at all possible
Thur 10 August 5.       Workshop: Tutorial review & progress report; trouble-shooting and exercises attend if at all possible
Thur 24 August 6.       Workshop: Tutorial review & progress report; trouble-shooting and exercises attend if at all possible
Thur 31 August 7.       Finishing touches and parents will be invited to see our games! must attend

Important to know:

  • This project requires you to spend at the very least 3 hours at home working through online tutorials and on your own projects. The more time you put in, the more you will get out of this summer project.
  • Attendance on Thur 15 June & Thur 31 August is mandatory. (For the other weeks, you should come unless you are away on holidays.)
  • “31 Minute Rule”: Between Workshops, if you get stuck, set a timer and try to solve your problem for 30 minutes. If, after that time, you are still stuck, ask your parents to send an email to Sabine@cccSkerries.com and I’ll see what Ciarán and I can do.
  • You will be using the free Trial version of GameMaker on your laptop. You will be able to make a game and run it inside the Trial version – but if you want to export it and have it run as a stand-alone project (.exe file), you would have to buy a license ($99).
  • You need to have access to a laptop for this project.

Minimum requirements for your laptop, according to the GameMaker website:

  • MINIMUM SPEC: 64bit Intel compatible Dual Core CPU, 2GB RAM, DX11 compliant graphics card, Microsoft 64bit Windows 7, HDD with at least 3GB free disk space
  • RECOMMENDED SPEC: 64bit Intel compatible Quad Core CPU, 8GB RAM, DX11 based graphics card, Microsoft 64bit Windows 10, SSD with at least 3GB free disk space

This project will only take place if there are at least 5 qualified participants.

Cost: €100 (includes 7 workshops plus support between sessions)

To apply, please fill in the form below.