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Minecraft Roguelike Adventure Design

  • Price: $399/week
  • Age: 10 - 12
  • Skill Level: Intermediate–Advanced
  • Format: Virtual Tech Camps | Small-Group, Online
  • Duration: Weeklong program, 2 hours per day

About This Course

Plumb the depths of a brand new dungeon, design an adventure that’s unique every time, and create a challenge for players to get as far as they can in one go. You’ll explore how to create and develop a game with randomized upgrades, collectable weapons and power-ups, and whether players win or lose, the next playthrough will always reveal something new. You’ll use datapacks to modify Minecraft, change mobs and create your own dungeon crawling adventure! For all the rogues and adventurers out there, you’ll make a new challenge that only the worthy will pass.

Tools: Minecraft Java Edition

Topics Covered

  • Create resource packs and data packs to create blocks and items
  • Rewrite Minecraft’s data to modify parts of the game
  • Randomize loot and collectables to make each playthrough unique
  • Develop customized items and textures

Portfolio-Boosting Transcript

At the conclusion of your child's course, they will receive an official iD Tech transcript outlining the skills they learned over the course of the week.

Learn from the best.

Passion for tech. Unmatched expertise. Personality that brings out the absolute best in your child. With 23 years of experience, we know there's no replacement for the best teacher. It's no surprise that iconic companies like Google, EA, Microsoft, and Disney hire the same talent we do. Our iD Certified instructors possess the whole package of skills that top employers seek.

  • 100% USA-based, adult instructors

  • Recruited from top universities like Stanford, Caltech, and NYU

  • Rigorous background and reference checks

  • Robust training programs and certification

  • Adherence to American Camp Association accredited guidelines

Frequently Asked Questions

As intermediate and advanced Minecraft game designers learn to add more and more cool features to their games, data packs unlock a new dimension of customization! Data packs, like Minecraft mods, enhance the game with new environments, objects, and advancements. Read more Minecraft Terms.

By encouraging kids to design their own Minecraft maps, rather than just playing the game, they can unlock the many learning benefits of Minecraft! What makes a map fun to play? How are the most popular games structured? Kids will activate their critical thinking skills and creativity as they answer those questions. From game design, to coding and more, Minecraft offers a wealth of learning opportunities above and beyond hours of entertainment.

If your child loves to build and interact with Minecraft, they’re steps away from becoming game designer! Making the transition from playing Minecraft to thinking critically about the game is one of the best ways to encourage young kids to pursue STEM in school, college, and beyond.

This course is intended for students who have completed a related course or have equivalent experience. With our small class sizes, each student will continue to receive individual attention and learn at their own pace.

While we are proud to offer world-class experiences on many of the world’s most prestigious university campuses, we also recognize that many families need the flexibility of quality virtual learning! It’s with these families in mind that we’ve adapted the core elements of our flagship camps to an online format with our Virtual Tech Camps

Like our on-campus programs, Virtual Tech Camps feature structured small-group sessions led by expert instructors. Each week includes live  teaching of our signature, cutting-edge curriculum, plus peer collaboration, social time, and independent project work. To complete the experience, our Virtual Tech Camps incorporate all the magic of summer camp including games, challenges, and legendary iD traditions!

To run an online course with iD Tech, students will need a Mac or Windows computer (no Chromebooks, unless otherwise specified), a webcam, and a stable internet connection with access to Zoom video conferencing. Any course-specific installation requirements will be communicated after registration.

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