Short Courses

The Zulama Short Courses are part of our Game Design Fundamentals Package, a set of nine courses that are perfect for embedding into middle and high school courses, or using in summer camps and after school programs. For example, if you need to fill a two-week gap in a technology course, embedding Making Mobile Games or Math Game Design is a great solution!

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Course TitleLengthDescriptionSubject AreaStandards Alignment
Making Mobile Games18-20 hoursUse GameSalad to make your own mobile game. Activities include using tutorials, “modding” games, wireframing, storyboarding, and playtesting. Explore game design principles such as game objectives, feedback, and progression.Mathematics
Art
Career & Technical Education
Geometry
ISTE standards
Reading/ Writing Literacy in Science & Technical Subjects
Coding with GameMaker18-20 hoursNo programming experience is required! You will code your very own stand-alone executable game using GameMaker™.Computer Programming
Algebra
Career & Technical Education
Algebra
ISTE standards
Reading/ Writing Literacy in Science & Technical Subjects
Arcade Game Design15-20 hoursYou will use Scratch and a Hummingbird robotics toolkit to build your own arcade game. Learn the fundamentals of game design and coding as you use LEDs, motors, and sensors to create a game that lights up and moves.STEM
Career & Technical Education
Next Generation Science Standards - Science Practices
Reading Literacy in Science & Technical Information
Math Game Design10-15 hoursMake math fun! Create your own math game to help you and your friends learn math concepts such as probability and chance.Mathematics
Art
Mathematical Practices
Math State Curriculum Standards
The Business of Games10-15 hoursThis is a crash course in game publishing. You will become a game entrepreneur and create a game concept, business plan, and pitch your game.Mathematics
Financial Literacy
Marketing
Career & Technical Education
Mathematical Practices
Business Education
Gamestar Mechanic Game Design15-20 hoursLearn how to apply five elements of game design to build a game using Gamestar Mechanic. You will create a design document, prototype, and play your game with friends. Art
Language Arts
Career & Technical Education
Reading for Informational Text
Writing Literacy in Science & Technical Subjects
Science Game Design10-15 hoursScience is everywhere, from tiny bacteria to space travel. You will team up with friends to build and play a game about a popular science topic of your choice.STEAM
Career & Technical Education
Next Generation Science Standards - Science Practices
Science State Curriculum Standards
Storytelling in Games10-15 hoursEpic games such as Skyrim and Final Fantasy are pushing the boundaries of storytelling. Learn how to use techniques such as scenes, rising action, and character development to turn a game narrative into a card based Role Playing Game. English
Language Arts
College & Career Readiness Writing
College & Career Readiness Reading
Games from American History10-15 hoursWhat games did the North American Indians play? How about the colonists or the pioneers? Find out by making and playing historical American games.American History
Government
Reading Literacy in History & Social Studies