Take the first steps into the world of mobile app design and customize your own game app! Using a specialized app and game development tool, students will explore the world of Web-based (HTML5) mobile apps. In addition to learning the basics of mobile app design and game development, you will also see firsthand how the world of app publishing functions. Student-created apps will be accessible on a private site and can be played on any mobile device or computer. Publishing to app stores not included. No prior experience is necessary and you do not need to own a smartphone or tablet to take the class. Students are encouraged to work in pairs or teams for most of the program. Returning students can create more advanced projects that build on previous years.