iD Tech Camps, a STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) program focused on teaching young adults, will hold a class this summer teaching first-person shooter design using Nadeo's recently-released ShootMania Storm, according to a press release from iD Tech Camps.
The FPS Game Design course comes from a collaboration between publisher Ubisoft and iD Tech Camps. It is focused on pre-teens between 10 and 12, who will alter the game's levels, objectives and landscapes and learn interpersonal skills by playing muliplayer modes and sharing their tips and techniques in the FPS.
The organizers note on the course's official site that ShootMania Storm is age appropriate because "the violence typically associated with FPS games" will be absent in the week-long course.
"As far as games go, ShootMania strikes a balance between what kids and parents want — it's fun for kids and teens, but it doesn't cross a certain line," said Pete Ingram-Cauchi, president and CEO of iD Tech Camps. "And that's important to a lot of people, including me. It also teaches a set of skills that can be applied as building blocks for a potential future in STEM."
iD Tech Camps and iD Teen Academies courses are held in over 60 campuses in the U.S. The FPS Game Design course will be offered in several states, including California, Florida, Michigan, New York and more. Check out the course's official site for participating locations and dates. For more on ShootMania Storm, you can check out the game's launch trailer, which was released yesterday.