April 21, 2018

FAQ

FAQ

(Frequently Asked Questions)

  • Do I need to bring my own laptop?
    • Yes. We have a few loaners available, which are reserved on a first-come, first-served basis. If you need to borrow a laptop, please contact us at info@spritetechlabs.com.
  • What kind of laptop do I need?
    • Any laptop will do as long as it has the following minimum specifications: 4GB of RAM; Windows or MacOs; wireless internet; USB drive.
  • Do I need to know how to code?
    • No. This class is geared towards young developers of all levels. No previous knowledge of coding or programming necessary.
  • What are the prerequisites for this program?
    • Just have a love of games. Video game design is a great way to see how all the STEAM subjects intertwine to make your favorite games. Animation, Coding, Art, and Programming are just some of the things you’ll get to use.
  • How will I get the tools needed to create a game?
    • Our instructor will provide you with a USB drive that has all the assets you need on it.
  • What software program are we using to create the games? Is there a cost for the software?
    • While there are many engines out there, we’re using Gamemaker for this class. There is no additional cost and your instructor will show you how to download it during class, as well as teaching you how to use the interface.
  • Will I get to keep what I create?
    • Yes! On the last day of the program, you’ll get to take your project and USB drive home. Feel free to show it off or keep working on it.
  • How old do I need to be to attend?
    • This program is for ages 12-17.
  • Will meals be provided?
    • Of course! We can’t expect you to do your best on an empty stomach. Meals are included in the cost of the program and during registration, your parent/guardian should indicate if you have any special dietary needs or food allergies. And you are more than welcome to bring your own lunch as well.
  • My sibling wants to sign up too. Is there a discount?
    • Yes. Use code SIBLINGSAVE for $100 off of the registration total.