I =Imagination - Whatever you can imagine can be created in a digital world
D =Development - Developing video games can lead to many new experiences beyond gaming
E = Engineering - Learning the engineering skills necessary to succeed can open amazing new doors
A = Application - Understanding how the skills are applied in the real world is key to building a successful future
S = Success - Becoming a life-long learner will lead to a successful and sustainable future

When: Saturdays This Spring, 2017

Where: Our Lady of Mercy Academy, 815 Convent Road, Syosset, NY 11791


April 1, 2017

April 8, 2017

April 15, 2017

April 22, 2017

April 29, 2017 (Hold for make up date)


This is a (4) day/ 4 part Saturday program beginning Saturday, April 1, 2017 with the last day of completion on Saturday April 29th. This program is for students looking to further advance their skills, this program builds on the learning experience from our CreatingIDEAS program. Expanding the competencies that were mastered during CreatingIDEAS, this advanced program offers students exposure into unchartered territory where they will learn a new set of skills.

From concept design through delivering a game to market, these 4 days will take students on a journey to understand the career opportunities and the roles involved within the rapidly growing and globally competitive gaming industry. This program is more than just learning to create “cool” games. It expands a student’s mind to realize the opportunities that surround the excitement of gaming throughout many industries across STEAM today and beyond.

Leveraging Unity, the teams will use design thinking to create a video game which must follow the rubric guidelines outlining the competencies students are required to demonstrate. They must ensure the game design supports solving a problem that is impactful to our lives in positive ways. Each team will present a final 2-3 minute video trailer and presentation of their game design. Teams must meet timelines for the deliverables, work collaboratively, and demonstrate good digital citizenship at all times. Industry experts will judge the final projects, and the teams will compete for exciting prizes.