The UA Little Rock Association for Computing Machinery student chapter will host a game development workshop for teachers, high school juniors and seniors, and adults from 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., Saturday, Sept. 21, at the College of Engineering and Information Technology building room 217.
The workshop will introduce learners to the fundamentals of game development using the game engine Unreal Engine 4 and and its visual scripting system. No prior experience is necessary. The cost is $75 for teachers and adults and $40 for students. Teachers will earn six professional development credits. Participants will need to bring their own laptops.
“While the workshop will be teaching programming, it may also be relevant to students interested in game design in general, since it will provide students with a starting point to work from for exploring other aspects of game design,” said Sandra Leiterman, math education specialist with the STEM Education Center. “By the end of the event, participants will have their own playable game.”
To register and for more information about the workshop, including laptop requirements, visit the UA Little Rock Association for Computing Machinery web page.