Children’s Museum partners with eBash to offer video game creation camp during Fall Break
Ever had an idea to create your own video game? Wonder what it takes to make it happen? Join the Terre Haute Children’s Museum and eBash Video Game Centers for Project Spark Camp on Friday, Oct. 10, or Monday, Oct. 13. The camp, designed for kids ages 10 to 14, is sponsored by Duke Energy.
During the one-day camps, eBash instructors will show kids how to make their ideas come to life with a new software program called Project Spark – a program that quickly allows players to create and creators to play, providing a starting point to understand game creation technology.
Once they understand the basics of the program, campers will get a chance to create a 3D world where they can carve the environment. They will get a chance to paint their landscape with grass, rocks, and dirt and add pre-made props such as trees, coins and houses. They’ll even be able to add player characters and decide what the character’s brain abilities will be. Campers could make a vast arctic landscape with mountains galore or create an action hero who fights goblins that are attacking their town. Almost anything they can think of can come to life with Project Spark.
The Project Spark Camp is designed for kids ages 10 to 14, and the same program will be offered on Friday, Oct. 10, and Monday, Oct. 13. Camp will begin at 8 a.m. and end at 3 p.m. Two snacks will be provided, but children will need to bring a sack lunch. Camp cost is $40 for members and $45 for non-members. Scholarships are also available through generous support from Duke Energy. Scholarships are limited and are based on need.