Explore the intricate art of game design and development and take game programming to a whole new level with Scratch!

What makes a game fun and engaging? How do game designers keep users entertained? In this course, students learn game design fundamentals & the basics of game narratives by picking apart some of their favourite games with the course instructor.

For Kids aged 7-13

๐Ÿ•น Learn game design fundamentals

๐Ÿ‘พ Take apart & understand your favourite games

๐Ÿ’ป Recreate your favourite game in Scratch

โœ… Requires 'Start with Scratch' experience


"My kids had a blast & came home armed with knowledge & information which they were excited to share with us!"

๐Ÿ˜† Joanne, Parent


All you need to know!

Here's what the inside of a simple Scratch game looks like.



Kids are able to create games like these as long as they have a basic understanding of how Scratch works.

To make an awesome game, kids need to understand game design fundamentals such as game objects, rules, conflicts, play mechanics, goals and feedback systems. They also need to learn the basics of game narratives - storylines, characters, narrative choices etc.


Instructors walk students through some of their favorite games like Geometry Dash, Candy Platformer and Flappy Bird to help students understand what makes a game great. In this Game On! course, kids combine game design theory and techniques with more advanced programming concepts to recreate games that are fun, engaging and addictive.

With practice and patience, kids will be able to create seriously impressive games like these:


Avoid the obstacles and collect bananas as you go! Does it get any more appealing than that?


Defeat the evil slime blobs with your blade of justice and ninja stars!

Oh! The stuff you'll learn!

Broken down into concepts for MAXIMUM learnin'

  1. Introduction to the Game industry
  2. Game Design Fundamentals
  3. Game Narratives & Character Design
  4. Recreate classic games on Scratch
  5. Advanced inputs: Use the webcam & microphone
  6. Writing Game Narratives
  7. Creating positive & negative feedback systems
  8. Test & debug your game
  9. Presentation Time!

Life Skills Learnt

Skills that last a lifetime

๐ŸŽฎ Game Design

๐Ÿ” Systems Thinking

๐Ÿค” Design Thinking

๐Ÿ“ˆ Presentation Skills

Pedagogy

Saturday Kids don't learn to code. They code to learn.

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.

Testimonials

Saturday Parents โค๏ธ us

"My kids had a blast & came home armed with knowledge & information which they were excited to share with us."

๐Ÿ˜ƒ Joanne, Parent

"Thank you for a wonderful and exciting enrichment program that is so much more than academics.. itโ€™s fun but for me as a mum, an important future skill set for my son."

๐Ÿ˜ Rachel, Parent

Your Kid will love it.

We guarantee it.

If your kid doesn't think it's the best thing ever, we'll refund the remaining classes you've yet to show up for. No questions asked.

๐Ÿ‘ฉโ€๐Ÿ‘งโ€๐Ÿ‘ฆ 1:6 Instructor-Student Ratio Max

โœ‹๐Ÿผ All equipment & materials provided.

๐Ÿ’Œ Open Source Tools: Continue the learning at home

Frequently Asked Questions

1. My Child is new to computers and programming. Will he/she be able to follow?

We recommend that your child completes Scratch Foundation Levels 1 & 2 to get a solid foundation in Scratch and programming concepts before joining the Game On! Scratch Masters, Design Your Own Game! course.

2. My child is younger than 7. Can he/she join?

Sure! As long as your child has completed our Start with Scratch course, age is not a problem.

3. Iโ€™ve enrolled my child, what will he/she need to bring?

We'll provide all equipment and materials needed. You might wish to bring a drink, some light snacks and a jacket just in case your child gets cold or hungry.