Remember Jordan? He’s one of our Accelerate students here at Game-U, and he works with Erica, one of our instructors, to learn more about how to create his own games. Ready for an update on Jordan’s progress? Last week he and Erica designed a space shooter. The shooter looked awesome, but it didn’t do much – not even shoot. That’s not the case anymore. Look out, forces of the Empire, because Jordan’s shooter now fires laser beams at its enemies! Jordan made this happen because he’s getting so good at working with C#. C# is a computer programming language, and it’s the primary language used by Unity, the gaming engine Jordan’s learning. And that’s not all he’s learning – Jordan’s also getting interested in 3D models! Game-U has not one, not two, not three, but four 3D printers, so Erica introduced Jordan to TinkerCAD, a program that allows users, like Jordan, to build models for printing. Jordan did so well that Erica plans to get them both involved with Maya or Blender (more advanced modeling programs) in the future. But Jordan wasn’t done yet! To wrap up the lesson, he and Erica started building a game in RPG Maker. RPG stands for “Role-Playing Game,” and the Maker program allows students to build RPG games like – oh yes – Pokemon! Jordan loved RPG Maker and used the tile sets to build his family’s house. He’s making a game about what his cat does when the family’s not at home. (We all wonder that about our pets, Jordan! We’d love for you to answer that question for us.) Check out the photo of the house! And be ready for more updates on what Jordan and Erica get up to here in the studio.