KEEPIN’ IT SHORT & SNAPPY
- Course consists of 8 two hour sessions (16 hours course)
- Requires completion of ‘Ready Set Python Module 1‘
- Builds on what students have learnt previously while introducing them to more advanced Python projects
- Receive a digital certificate upon completing the course
Take your next step in Python Programming and Game Development with Python’s Pygame library. Learn about game development with Pygame and create game assets such as characters, sounds, music & many more. Then use your new coding superpowers to design 3 – 4 Pygame projects. Create classes with Python and explore Object Oriented Programming while implementing good programming practices in your Python projects.
Pygame & Game Assets
Your game development journey begins at the Pygame library. Explore the various open-source tools you can use to build fun games as well as creating your own assets to enhance the gaming experience.
Have a spin at designing a side scrolling game where players collect as much points as they can. Implement Pygame concepts such as setting up display screen, images and sound. Next, bring greater functionality to your game by introducing movements to objects and characters, and introduce variables such as player’s score & lives through text in Pygame.
In this shooting game, we’ll learn to create and implement Python Classes for our players, asteroids and other game components, all while learning about good programming practices through Object Oriented Programming.
Expand your newly acquired Python superpowers by designing new games such as Monster Wrangler where players are tasked to retrieve specific monsters while avoiding the others.
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.
Should government regulations advise against in-person classes, this class will be shifted online in an abridged 2h/day format. Students will receive an email with instructions to redeem offline Sandbox sessions. Sandbox is a hands-on, application-focused experience designed for them to apply what they’ve learned creatively.
For online class format, your child will require:
- A computer or laptop with a working webcam and microphone, in order to participate in class and for our instructor to check their understanding. Kindly avoid sharing devices.
- Internet speed of 25Mbps or above. You can check your internet speed here.
- Familiarity with basic computer functions, such as typing on a keyboard, using a mouse, switching between desktop apps and navigating a browser (opening a new tab, entering URLs)
- To create a Repl.it account before the first class – your child will be using this account for coding. Please create an account here.
- Google Chrome as their default web browser during classes. You may download it here.
- Installing Zoom is recommended for a smoother learning experience. You may do so here. (For macOS computers, please enable these permission settings)
- We also recommend that you have an adult member of your household standing by for the first 45 mins of the first class to assist with any technical difficulties that may arise.