Explore the world of 3D Games. Create a 3D game in Kodu and game on! Learn how to make the coolest mods in Minecraft, creating a whole new game that you can call your very own!
Kids are empowered to create their own amazing mods, from texture packs, schematics and more. They get imaginative and creative with their programming skills to create Minecraft Mods that they can actually enjoy playing with their friends!
- Ideally have prior experience with Minecraft
- Reinforce programming concepts
- Create a Minecraft mod
- Code your own game in a 3D world
- Requires Start with Scratch: Adventures in Time or Equivalent block-based programming experience
So… you’ve done some Scratch. Are you ready to transfer your programming skills to a new platform? Learn how to create a game in Kodu, before delving into Minecraft!
We’ll explore aspects of game development and programming within a new environment, to practise and reinforce programming concepts learnt from our introductory courses.
THIS IS KODU GAME LAB
It’s a 3D environment that has its own visual programming language for kids to connect code blocks to program games.
Manipulating and creating a world in 3D is a step up for kids who have been doing 2D projects in Scratch, but they’ll create a more immersive experience.
Kids will also reinforce their programming concepts by picking up a new block based language.
We’ll apply the familiar concepts of loops, conditionals and events to create games, then use our microbit as a game controller!
Learning a new skill takes commitment and coding’s no exception. If you’d like to learn about programming, you gotta learn it right. It all starts with committing the time and effort into practising these fundamental programming concepts that make every game or animation tick.
Minecraft provides an immersive 3D environment for kids to develop their programming and game development skills.
Kids can build ‘mods’ (short for modifications) that change the way the game behaves and responds. They will learn how to create their own world, build games within a game and even have a go at playing what they created with their friends in Minecraft!
They’ll build their own Minecraft mods using a drag-and-drop editor on the Code Kingdoms platform. While creating these mods, kids will improve their understanding of core programming and computational thinking concepts, and use their creativity and imagination to make thier very own world to play in.
No lectures. No memorisation. No ONE right answer. Like real life, we're all about trying things out yourself, failing, figuring what went wrong & trying again. These are the skills & mindset that will last a lifetime and how we learn in real life. Let's get kids to learn how to learn. Because the kids who learn to learn become curious, inventive, resourceful human beings who solve real world problems to make a meaningful impact.