Video Game Development
Learn to Program through Video Game Development
Gaming is one of the largest entertainment industries in the world, which makes game development one of the fastest-growing fields in the world. With over 155 million Americans playing video games every year (and game sales generating over $13 billion in the U.S. alone), it's no surprise that gaming architects are in high demand.
There's never been a better time to start your career as a video game designer. Taught by Julien Lynge, one of the nation’s top names in the game industry, this game development course will take you on your own gaming adventure through Unity, C# and Java.
Monday & Wednesday
Class Starts: February 5, 2018
Our Game Programming Course
If you're interested in designing and developing video games, learning to program using C# is your first step. Our game development program is designed to help you battle every learning obstacle, wielding the power of your wits, C# language, Java and Unity game engine to leverage your best storytelling, gamification and programming abilities to build your own game.
Each student will be assigned a mentor currently working in the gaming industry to meet with on regular basis. You'll also be expected to attend gaming community meetups and events so you can get to know key gaming industry professionals. Special guests will give presentations and host learning modules.
What You'll Learn
- As a student game developer, you'll learn to write, design, develop and debug code and games while developing a working portfolio. This game development course:
- Teaches the highly in-demand C# and Java programming languages. With roughly 50 percent of all programming jobs consisting of Java and/or C# languages, you'll become highly employable beyond the gaming industry.
- Teaches Unity game engine, known as the most dynamic game design engine in the industry. With Unity, you can develop games for all major gaming platforms, including 3D modeling, virtual reality, Oculus Rift and mobile games.
- Covers both the game development and advanced design skills that gaming studios demand from beginner-level developers and designers.
Upon completion, you'll have learned the craft of gamification and honed the necessary skills to work as a game architect.
Julien Lynge | Senior Instructor
Julien Lynge is a game developer, programmer and the founder of his own indie studio, Grey Hour Games. Julien is a well-known name in the gaming industry with dynamic skills as both a developer and an instructor. He started his career as a mechanical engineer and progressed into software engineering. He discovered his passion for game development while building simulations for STEM education outreach programs.
Today, Julien continues his career as a game developer, and has also branched out into teaching equally passionate developers how to program and design games. He also remains committed to outreach efforts among younger STEM students who are interested in game development. Julien was awarded the CIRES Outstanding Performance Award for his work on a visualization and analysis platform for big environmental data. In his free time, you can find Julien dancing, traveling, playing music and enjoying the great Colorado outdoors.