Overview

This course is for the beginner Coder who wants to make games for others to play. Using drag and drop coding, kids will have the chance to make a number of games. If they have a passion to make games and if they have never coded before then this is the course for them.

Comprising of 6 Levels, each level takes 6 weeks (or 2 full days) and builds on the skills developed in the previous level. Have your child complete just the one level or go on to become a master this whole course by completing all 6.

For more information about this course and what each level comprises of, please see below.

  • Level 1
    Introducing the basic concepts of making games through fun and easy to learn tasks. This course will have them creating their first game platformer style game with all the general features and multiple levels. Be amazed with the game your child creates in such a short amount of time as you watch their coding skills grow.
  • Level 2
    This level is for those who have completed the level 1 course and is designed to extend their skills further by building on their previous knowledge. Through the creation of a top down maze game, this course will help them build on their previous knowledge as we dive in to more complex game designs and learn about new game features, more complex coding and creating their own characters.
  • Level 3
    The 3rd part of our Intro to Mobile App Games course, this level is designed for those who have completed the previous 2 parts of this course. As we create top down scrolling shooter style games we build on the skills they have developed so far and extend them even further by incorporating elaborate animations, complex game design features and introduce simple AI features.
  • Level 4
    Using all the skills developed over the last 3 levels, this course is designed to showcase what they have learnt so far. Here we take things further as we explore the world of RPG style games. Focusing on map creation and layout design this course will really start to bring out the talented game designer in your child.
  • Level 5
    RPG part 2 – Continuing on with the game they started in Level 4, here we add the extra parts to their game giving it a story-line. Focusing on game play we examine the story-line of the game and introduce the use of algorithms to assist with planning and designing their own RPG.
  • Level 6
    The final level of our “Intro to Mobile App Games” course, here they have the opportunity to apply what they have learnt through the creation of their very own game. They will learn about the details of planning their very own game for mobile devices before going through and building it. Based on their own ideas and skills these individually conceived games are a great way in which to wrap up and display what they have learnt throughout this course.

Audience

Suitable for ages 7+, and all abilities.

Prerequisite

This course requires no previous knowledge of Coding.

What to bring

Lunch (if attending the full day course), Snacks (no nuts please), and a drink.

Equipment

We provide all the equipment need for this course, yet if you have a laptop you would your child to use you can send that along.

Outcomes

At the successful conclusion of this course they will have gained a deeper understanding of of how coding works and be able to create their own games. This will give them a solid foundation in which they can then continue to develop their coding skills with the move towards learning a more specific coding language, such as Python or more complex game designs, such as our Game Design course.

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