Mario Minecraft Remix Ages 10-14

2D Retro Style Game Design 

Some previous coding experience recommended and comfortable keyboarding skills!

Discover the dynamic programming and design strategies behind games like Super Mario and Minecraft. Students will learn and refine a variety of digital media skills including coding, game art & animation, specifically:

  • Coding Skills using Gamemaker’s scripting environment
  • 2D Character Design & Animation
  • Game Planning and Design
  • Multilevel Game Design & Strategies

Campers will have an opportunity to create and determine the various components that go into making their game. Creative problem solving reigns supreme, as participants are tasked to design an original game with characters of their own.

Campers will use the world class 2D game engine called Gamemaker Studio 2. A trial version is available, compatible on MacOS or Windows computers.


In stock

DATE: July 12-16th

This is a ONE WEEK virtual camp 2.5 hrs/day

Creating a platformer in Gamemaker!

TIMES: 3:00-5:30 PM AST (Nova Scotia, NB, PEI)
And 2:00-4:30 PM EST (Ontario, New York)

Please verify your local times for accuracy
7:00-9:30 PM GMT – London, United Kingdom
3:00-5:30 PM AST – Nova Scotia, New Brunswick
2:00-4:30 PM EST – Ontario, New York, Florida
1:00-3:30 PM CST- Saskatchewan, Manitoba, Nunavut, Wisconsin
12 Noon-2:30 PM MST – Alberta, Colorado, Mexico
11 AM-1:30 PM PST – Vancouver, Washington, California 

Scripting in Gamemaker 2

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 Program Benefits


This program will equip & improve your child’s digital literacy skills in:

  • Coding with an Object Oriented Language
  • Creative Problem Solving
  • Planning and strategizing

We provide a creative and socially stimulating learning environment that can: 

  • Boost self-esteem
  • Foster independent learning
  • Enhance creative use of technology

Take a Sneek Peek

Into one of the classes

Justin tells Samantha how he created his game using Gamemaker Studio .

Be sure to check out our Artech Game Arcade with examples of Gamemaker Games created in our 2D Game Design camps. You can play these onlline!

How do I prepare for virtual programs?

How do I join the class?

  • You will receive a Zoom Access Link by email on the Saturday before the camp starts.

Requirements to follow along in this program:

  • Mac, PC Computer
  • Web Cam & Good Internet Connect
  • Access to Zoom Video Conferencing
  • Refer to the two Setup videos below for software requirements

How to get set up with Zoom Sign Up With Zoom

Get set up with Gamemaker Studio 2 – There is a 30 day free trial version available for MacOS and PC computers. Get Gamemaker. There is also a one year Creator License available for $39 US.