WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. (WLFI) - Do you ever wonder how a video game is put together? Several students had the opportunity to learn how certain games are made, as well as craft one of their own on Saturday afternoon.
More than 30 students traveled from as far as Chicago to take part in the program put on by Allegro Dynamics. The program was held at the Purdue Technology Center.
Those who attended are either interested in learning the logistics behind building a video game, or are interested in a career in game programming.
Allegro Dynamics President Ben Brame said this was an opportunity to give students a chance to learn something about video game programming that they aren't able to learn in school.
Brame said high school is one of the best times to learn.
"My business partner and I both learned how to program while we were in high school," said Brame. "We think that's the best time to learn. The best programmers out there learn at that age and start really early, so we wanted to give other kids that opportunity."
The program ran from 9:00 a.m. until 4:00 p.m. on Saturday.
Brame said that by the end of the program, the hope was that participants learned the basic tools of animation, writing software and how to put together a basic 2-Dimensional game.
This is the first year for the program, but Brame said they hope to hold more one-day programs in the future.
For more information on how to sign up for future programs, visit the Allegro Dynamics website at www.allegrodynamics.com .
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