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Game Development and Programming

NxtGen Gaming Development and Programming

Workshop objectives (What is covered):

Learn to create your own video game by planning its development to include graphics, audio, and music.

  • You’ll learn to develop a game concept, create a prototype, test it functionality, and iterate on your ideas.
  • You will expand on your development environment by adding multiplayer and enhanced gameplay features.
  • Bring your game ideas to life by learning JavaScript, develop video games for your computer and web browsers with our hands-on projects, and eventually create your own video game

Who should attend:

This NxtGen Tech course is open to any high school sophomore, junior, or senior (and those technically advanced incoming freshmen with Illinois Tech staff approval). No special prerequisite knowledge is required, however, it is recommended that students have some technical knowledge. Students practice hands-on basic techniques and continue into advanced techniques, while building small project-based websites and web applications.


James Papademas is an industry professor of Information Technology and Management at Illinois Tech. He has taught the NxtGen Game Development and Programming course for several years.

Learn more about James Papademas

Course Dates, Time, and Location:

Dates: Tuesday August 4, 2020–Thursday August 6, 2020

Time: 9:30 a.m.–4 p.m.

Location: Mies Campus, Chicago


Course Fees:



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