Re: Game Design - Some resources I've used as a homeschool mom
I am very impressed. Obviously you have a child protege on your hands.
Tell your son that he's welcome to submit material for the video game
design page at http://www.princetonol.com/groups/iad/jobs/video.html.
--- In email@example.com, "Kristi Gilleland" <ebay@...> wrote:
> Hi. I'm a homeschool mom with an 11 year old boy. I read this
> ideas, and I thought perhaps some art teachers might benefit from some
> documentation I did on my son's passion, game design. It is a 'how
> done it' so far post. Maybe it will help identify some resources.
> C&Ping below. A lot of homeschoolers are always asking about this.
> free to share it with anyone that might benefit from it.
> My son got interested in game design when I myself was in college
> assigned a board game. He was 6 or 7 and worked so hard to make his own
> game along side me. I never did quite understand how his worked,
> it was his 'precious' for years. I think art teachers never know
> WHO they are sparking passion in sometimes!
> -Kristi G.
> For the record, my son is 11 and has worked very seriously on
> this last year. My background is in computer security and systems
> administration. I do a lot with graphics, but I've never been into
> so I've had to learn a lot with him. We are secular homeschoolers.
> He works alone for the most part, and often I just do what I can to help
> find resources. I'm fine with the graphics, but for a lot of the
> animation, we've attacked it together by going through books one
> a time...