WANIC Intro to Game Design and Development

Program Description:

Join us for this introductory class taught at DigiPen Institute of Technology in Redmond, where students delve into the world of crafting engaging 2D video game experiences. Students learn to integrate fundamental game design principles with art, storytelling, programming, and music to bring their game ideas to life. Through hands-on projects, students prototype game mechanics and work on refining their creations through playtesting. By the end of the course, students have the skills to develop and enhance their game concepts, whether passionate about digital games or simply curious about game design.

ALL students in this class attend in person 8:00 AM – 3:00 PM

This beginner-level program is introductory and designed for students with no prior exposure to the subject. 


This program is primarily for students entering their Junior or Senior year of high school in the fall, but younger students are accepted with permission.

  • No prior experience required


High School Credits:

  • 0.5 CTE


Our WANIC instructors are outstanding, highly trained and passionate about their respective fields. Instructors impart their years of knowledge and experience to teach and inspire the next generation of innovators.

Learn more about our program with these inspiring videos from past students:
WANIC Student Showcase Video:

See what past students have created in our WANIC classes. 







Program Dates:

June 27th, 2024 to July 17th, 2024.
No School July 4th or July 5th.


Apply on the WANIC website.

Applications closed.


DigiPen Institute, Redmond Campus


Monday through Friday
8:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. PST

For more details, see the WANIC website.


No tuition costs/fees; funded by the State