Today, video games are more popular than ever before, with a staggering 97% of kids playing video games. Gaming is a hobby that transcends barriers like age, gender, nationality, and income, making it ubiquitous across the young population. It’s no wonder that so many kids want to design games when they grow up!
But for many parents, a career in game design is an unknown. They’re keen to help kids pursue their passions, even if it means simply finding out early on if this is not the right path for their child. But is game design truly a viable career path for kids? Continue reading “Is Game Design a Viable Career Path for Kids?”
Perhaps you grew up playing Zelda, or maybe you look on with confusion as your kid plays Minecraft. If you’re a parent of a kid today, though, you’re likely quite familiar with the world of video games. Defined as an electronic game that involves human interaction with a user interface that creates visuals on a screen such as a TV or computer monitor, video games are one of the most popular entertainment choices for kids today. According to a study by NPD, video games are now more popular than ever with kids, with 91% of kids playing video games.
From MMORPGs to sports games, there are dozens of different types of games, which appeal to players who enjoy different aspects of gameplay, such as strategy, competition, design, or adventure. Regardless of your kid’s chosen genre of game, many young gamers consider game design as their dream career path. So what is it about game design that is so appealing to kids? Today we’ll take a look at the process of designing a video game and explore why so many kids want to pursue it. Continue reading “Game Design 101: A Guide for Parents”
It’s time for our favorite monthly series, Coolest Creations by YD Kids! Each month we showcase some of the impressive final projects created by Youth Digital students. These projects reflect all the hard work our kids put into their courses, as well as some of the tech skills and software they learned along the way.
We strive to offer courses that fit every kid’s interests, so this month, we’re featuring final projects from a wide range of Youth Digital courses.
Let’s start with a mobile game created by our student Eli Z.!
Continue reading “Spotlight on Our Students: Coolest Creations by YD Kids [February Edition]”