Introduction to Mobile App Games

Has your child ever wanted to make their very own Mobile Game? Never Coded before? This is the perfect starter course for the beginner coder or to get your child interested in coding.


Term 1 School Holiday Courses

Locations: (Click on your chosen location for more details)

CodeHer Program (15 April to 16 April)
Dates: Monday 15 April to Tuesday 16 April 2019
2 Full Days: 9:00am – 3:00pm
Location: 6 Midwood Street, New Town
Levels Available: All Levels
Cost: $180 (+GST)
NB: This course is a Girls-Only course

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New Town High School (23 April to 24 April)
Dates: Tuesday 23 April to Wednesday 24 April 2019
2 Full Days: 9:00am – 3:00pm
Location: 6 Midwood Street, New Town
Levels Available: All Levels
Cost: $180 (+GST)
NB: This course is open for all students

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2019 Term 2 Courses

Locations: (Click on your chosen location for more details)

Waimea Heights Primary School
Dates: Monday 13 May to Monday 24 June 2019
6 Consecutive weeks: 3:15pm – 4:45pm
Location: 12 Balfour Court, Sandy Bay
Levels Available: All Levels
Cost: $180 (+GST)
NB: This course is for Waimea Heights students only

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Lansdowne Crescent Primary School

Dates: Monday 13 May to Monday 24 June 2019
6 Consecutive weeks: 3:15pm – 4:45pm
Location: Gourlay St, West Hobart
Levels Available: All Levels
Cost: $180 (+GST)
NB: This course is for Lansdowne Crescent students only

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The Hutchins School

Dates: Tuesday 14 May to Tuesday 18 June 2019
6 Consecutive weeks: 3:45pm – 5:15pm
Location: 71 Nelson Rd, Sandy Bay
Levels Available: All Levels
Cost: $180 (+GST)
NB: This course is for Hutchins students only

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Cambridge Primary School

Dates: Tuesday 14 May to Tuesday 18 June 2019
6 Consecutive weeks: 2:45pm – 4:15pm
Location: 976 Cambridge Rd, Cambridge
Levels Available: All Levels
Cost: $180 (+GST)
NB: This course is for Cambridge Primary students only

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Taroona Primary School

Dates: Tuesday 14 May to Tuesday 18 June 2019
6 Consecutive weeks: 3:00pm – 4:30pm
Location: 104 Channel Hwy, Taroona
Levels Available: All Levels
Cost: $180 (+GST)
NB: This course is for Taroona Primary students only

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Goulburn Street Primary School

Dates: Tuesday 14 May to Tuesday 18 June 2019
6 Consecutive weeks: 3:15pm – 4:45pm
Location: Forest Road, West Hobart
Levels Available: All Levels
Cost: $180 (+GST)
NB: This course is for Goulburn Street Primary students

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Lindisfarne North Primary School

Dates: Wednesday 15 May to Wednesday 19 June 2019
6 Consecutive weeks: 3:00pm – 4:30pm
Location: 271 East Derwent Highway, Geilston bay
Levels Available: All Levels
Cost: $180 (+GST)
NB: This course is for Lindisfarne North Primary students only

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Rosetta Primary School

Dates: Wednesday 15 May to Wednesday 19 June 2019
6 Consecutive weeks: 3:00pm – 4:30pm
Location: 32 Riverview Parade, Rosetta
Levels Available: All Levels
Cost: $180 (+GST)
NB: This course is for Rosetta Primary students only

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Mount Stuart Primary School

Dates: Thursday 16 May to Thursday 20 June 2019
6 Consecutive weeks: 3:15pm – 4:45pm
Location: 106 Gillon Cres, Mount Stuart
Levels Available: All Levels
Cost: $180 (+GST)
NB: This course is open for Mount Stuart Primary students

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Princes Street Primary School (Enrolments open to any Student)

Dates: Thursday 16 May to Thursday 20 June 2019
6 Consecutive weeks: 3:15pm – 4:45pm
Location: Randall St, Sandy Bay
Levels Available: All Levels
Cost: $180 (+GST)
NB: This course is open for any Primary School student

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St Virgils College Jnr School

Dates: Thursday 16 May to Thursday 20 June 2019
6 Consecutive weeks: 3:30pm – 5:00pm
Location: 102 Patrick St, Hobart
Levels Available: All Levels
Cost: $180 (+GST)
NB: This course is open St Virgils and St Marys students only

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New Town High School (Enrolments open to any Student)

Dates: Saturday 18 May to Saturday 22 June 2019
6 Consecutive weeks: 2:00pm – 3:30pm
Location: 6 Midwood Street, New Town
Levels Available: All Levels
Cost: $180 (+GST)
NB: This course is open for all students

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Course Information

Overview

This course is for the beginner Coder who wants to make mobile app games for others to play on their phones. Using drag and drop coding, kids will have the chance to make a number of games. If they have a passion to mobile app games for devices 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 of Mobile App Games and complete all 6. For more information about this course and what each level comprises of, please see below.

Levels

(Note: If you dont know what level to enrol your child start them in Level 1. We will assess them once they start and move them to the level that most suits their abilities)

Level 1
Covering the basic concepts of Mobile App Games through fun and easy to learn tasks. This course will have them making a their first game Platformer Game in no time. Starting with the basics of game design and game styles, kids will create their first game with all the general features and multiple levels.

Level 2
For those who are following on from “Introduction to Mobile App Games 1”, this course is designed to extend their skills further. Through the creation of a top down maze game, this course will help them develop a deeper understanding of Mobile App Games. Building on their previous knowledge, 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 Introduction to Mobile App Games course, this course is designed for kids who have completed the previous 2 parts of this course. Here they will have the opportunity to learn more detailed features of Game Design and apply what they have learnt through the creation of an endless runner style game.

Level 4
Using all the skills developed over the last 3 levels, this course is designed to showcase what they have learnt throughout the levels. Here they will have the opportunity to learn about and make their own RPG style game. A great way in which to wrap up and display what they have learnt so far..

Level 5
RPG part 2 – Continuing on with the game they have developed in Level 4, here we focus on adding the extra parts to their game giving it a storyline. In this course we focus on the storyline of the game and introduce the use of algorithms to assist with planning and designing their own RPG.

Level 6
The final part of the “Intro to Mobile App Games” course, here they will learn about designing a game for a mobile device, how to incorporate mobile game controls and designing a game of their very own creation. Using the knowledge gained over the last 5 levels, here they will learn about the details of planning their very own game for mobile devices before going through and building it. A great way in which to wrap up and display what they have learnt so far..

Audience

Suitable for ages 7+, and beginner coders.

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 needed for this course, yet if you have a Raspberry Pi of your own you can bring it along.

Details

Holiday Courses:
2 Full Days
Time: 9:00am – 3:00pm

Term Courses:
6 Sessions (1.5 hours per Week)
Time: (see individual course location)

Outcomes

At the successful conclusion of this course they will have gained a deeper understanding of Mobile Games and how coding works. 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.

NB: Courses will run subject to a minimum number attending.

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