Tag Archives: video games

Why “Metro 2033” is such an important development in the world of video games

By Nick Reed Arts Editor The idea of video games being an artistic medium to be taken seriously by major news outlets has not always been widely accepted. Since the days of “Pong” and Italian plumbers jumping, video games have more often than not been seen as unimportant brain candy, a filler to keep you entertained but not to be

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Students can get creative when they join Video Game Programming

By Avi Mehra and Anthony Terkelsen Staff Writers Whenever a player boots up their favorite game, they might wonder how the game was designed. Video games are made by either a stand-alone person or a group of developers working for a company, and the Video Game Programming Expeditions course helps prepare students for such jobs. The course exists to show

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Video Game Programming teaches students the basics of coding

By Deandra Han, Jennifer Rico and Karla Tran Staff Editors In Video Game Programming, students use coding to create their own video games; they get to make and play their own games! This course specifically introduces various coding software to students so that they can understand those tools at an in-depth level. Video Game Programming is the course taken before

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Course teaches students what it takes to make video games

By Jenny Hu Staff Writer The Expeditions course Video Game Programming provides the chance for students to use Scratch or Phaser (2D game engines) to learn Blockly and Javascript and to design their own video games on their own computers. For their projects, students come up with their own video game stories, animations and dialogue. Video Game Programming teacher Matthew

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