60 people took part in the first Summer Game Dev Programming Camp we organized at ARC Academy. The course is among the initiatives aimed at introducing young people to the field of video game development – the School Game Clubs, our participation in the competition “I can – here and now”, where we focused on game dev.
The classes were held in a hybrid version – on-site at the Academy and online. Over the course of a week, the young programmers went through a series of lectures and practical tasks, with the ultimate goal being to develop their own Pacman-type video game.
They learned the basic principles of the programming languages, and how to create and manage artificial intelligence, maps, and game logic. Guided by the lecturers – Prof. Krasimir Manev, Petar Toshev, and Filip Yankov, the students solved the problems they encountered in the process of developing a video game. Some managed to finish their games within the Camp. For others, the work on the projects continued even after classes ended.
“Some of the participants came up with brilliant solutions and realized how game engines work,” said Filip Yankov. He believes that the camp has helped the students get familiar with basic principles and acquire skills needed in the game industry.
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