Introduction to Mobile App Games

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

School Holiday Course
(New Town High School)

Dates: details to be released soon
2 Full Days: 9:00am – 3:00pm
Location: 6 Midwood Street, New Town
Levels Available: Level 1, Level 2, Level 3, Level 4
Cost: $180 (+GST)

 

2018 Term 2 Course
(Lansdowne Crescent Primary School)

Dates: Monday 14 May – Monday 18 June
6 Consecutive weeks: 3:15pm – 4:45pm
Location: Gourlay Street, West Hobart
Levels Available: Level 1, Level 2, Level 3, Level 4
Cost: $180 (+GST)
NB: This course is for Lansdowne Crescent students only

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(The Hutchins School)

Dates: Tuesday 15 May – Tuesday 19 June
6 Consecutive weeks: 4:00pm – 5:30pm
Location: 71 Nelson Rd, Sandy Bay
Levels Available: Level 1, Level 2, Level 3, Level 4
Cost: $180 (+GST)
NB: This course is for Hutchins students only

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(The Hutchins School)

Dates: Wednesday 16 May – Wednesday 20 June
6 Consecutive weeks: 4:00pm – 5:30pm
Location:
6 Midwood Street, New Town
Levels Available: Level 1, Level 2, Level 3, Level 4
Cost: $180 (+GST)
NB: This course is for Hutchins students only

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(Princes Street Primary School)

Dates: Thursday 17 May – Thursday 21 June
6 Consecutive weeks: 3:15pm – 4:45pm
Location: Randall Street, Sandy Bay
Levels Available: Level 1, Level 2, Level 3, Level 4
Cost: $180 (+GST)
NB: This course is open for all students

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(New Town High School)

Dates: Saturday 19 May – Saturday 23 June
6 Consecutive weeks: 2:00pm – 3:30pm
Location: 6 Midwood Street, New Town
Levels Available: Level 1, Level 2, Level 3, Level 4
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.

Intro to Mobile App Games (Level 1)
Covering the basic concepts of Mobile App Games through fun and easy to learn tasks. This course will have them making their first game in no time. Starting with the basics of Game design and game styles, students will create their a platformer style game of their own creation.

Intro to Mobile App Games (Level 2)
Following on from “Introduction to Mobile App Games 1”, this course is designed for those kids who have done some coding before and have a sound understanding of coding basics. 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.

Intro to Mobile App Games (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 professional style game.

Intro to Mobile App Games (Level 4)
Continuing on for the 3rd part of our Introduction to Mobile App Games course, this course is designed to continue on with the game that was started in the last course. Here they will have the opportunity to learn about AI mechanics and much more to take their game to the next level. A great way in which to wrap up and display what they have learnt throughout this course.

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 Consecutive weeks (1.5 hours per session)

Outcomes

At the successful conclusion of this course they will have gained a deeper understanding of Mobile App 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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