What makes a game fun and engaging? How do game designers keep users entertained? In this course, students will learn how to create games using Scratch.
Keepin’ it short & snappy
- Introduction into the world of Game Design
- For ages 7 to 10
- Requires Start with Scratch or equivalent block-based programming experience
Here’s what the inside of a simple Scratch game looks like.
Credit: Simple Fruit Ninja by 233www.
Using their knowledge from our Start with Scratch course, kids are able to create shooting games like this.
Credit: Shoot the Octopus by fong_kah_chun86.
Our instructors will guide students and help them understand what makes a game great. In this Game On! course, kids will learn basic concepts of game design with more advanced Scratch programming concepts to create games that are fun, engaging and addictive.
Credit: Roller Day v1 by gaomikado271.
With practice and patience, kids will be able to create simple motion activated games using the camera function like this:
Credit: Save the Minifigs! by ericr.
Then kids will put together what they’ve learnt, come up with solutions and brainstorm with their friends on how to make their games more engaging, creating an original game which players will enjoy.
Here are some of the projects our very own students have created!
Credit: mini monkey 1 by Ningja01
Credit: game on project back up by herobrine234345
Join us as we journey into the world of gaming and experience what it’s like being a game developer!
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.
1.My child is younger than 7, can he join this course?
It is recommended that your child try their hand at one of our courses that is aimed at the 5 to 6 age group.
2. My child has not taken Start with Scratch: Adventures in Time. Can he join this course?
It is highly recommended that the child has prior background in block based programming as this course will refer to concepts taught in that course.
3. I’ve enrolled my child, what will he/she need to bring?
We’ll provide all equipment and materials, but you may want to bring a jacket and light snacks in case he/she gets hungry.
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