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NOTE: Due to unforeseen circumstances surrounding COVID-19, all in-person programs have been canceled. We will resume our on-campus Pre-College daytime programs in the summer of 2021.

View our 2020 Pre-College Online Summer Programs

Workshop Objectives

Learn to create your own video game by planning its development to include graphics, audio, and music. During this workshop, you'll: 

  • Learn to develop a game concept, create a prototype, test it functionality, and iterate on your ideas
  • Expand on your development environment by adding multiplayer and enhanced gameplay features
  • Bring your game ideas to life by learning JavaScript, develop video games for your computer and web browsers with our hands-on projects, and eventually create your own video game

Who Should Attend

This NxtGen IT and Cybersecurity course is open to any high school sophomore, junior, or senior, as well as those technically advanced incoming freshmen who receive Illinois Tech staff approval. No prerequisite knowledge is required; however, it is recommended that students have some technical knowledge. Students practice hands-on basic techniques and continue into advanced techniques while building small project-based websites and web applications.


James Papademas is an industry professor of information technology and management at Illinois Tech. He has taught the NxtGen Game Development and Programming course for several years.