IRVINE — Pulling out his black iPhone, Luke Stanback called up an app for "Alien Invasion" and started blasting space invaders from a ship.
The game is pretty challenging, but Luke knows all the "cheats." That's because the 11-year-old created the game over the last four days.
"It's pretty cool," said Luke, "especially since it's on my iPhone."
Luke was just one of many kids working diligently on computers Thursday morning at the weeklong iD Tech Camp in UC Irvine's Mesa Court Community Center.
The students were finishing individual projects, making things from iPhone applications and movies to 2- and 3-D video games and websites.
The skills the students are learning are for more than just fun. They will be something they can use in the future, whether in college or later in a career, said camp Director Steven Miller.