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Video Game Design

Design and Build Video Games

Price

$240-$240

Ages

9-15

Equipment

All equipment is provided

Gaming, creativity and code unite!
Discover the tools to build your own web or smartphone based 2D Video Game.

Video Game Design

Course Overview

Creativity, logic and problem solving unite with Firetech’s Video Game Design workshop.

Put your gaming experience or creative imagination to practice and develop an original creation that you can take home, play and show to family and friends. This is a class for all abilities and perfect for developers of all genders and backgrounds!

Firetech’s Video Game Design holiday workshop covers object-oriented programming logic through the web-based software Construct 3 ® – so you can drag and drop your code blocks while making your own customizations and tweaks.

Explore behaviour-based logic systems and apply attributes to objects, test your mechanics, debug and develop. All core components in the world of game designers and computer scientists and familiar to any programmer!

Check out professional Construct 3 ® sample games here.

What game will you make? Platformer, puzzle arcade, RPG or shooter?
Discover how at Firetech’s Video Game Design holiday workshop.

Suitable for: Age 9- 15 (no prior experience required)

What students will learn

This workshop covers topics including:

  • Telling A Story: storyboarding and structuring your game
  • Platform Basics: using the Construct 3 ® environment
  • Graphics: graphic design and animation basics for your characters
  • Control: applying behaviours and attributes to characters
  • Testing: testing, de-bugging, perfecting your program
  • That's a Wrap! Take your game home, access anywhere

Day One: covers the foundations of Video Game Design , familiarity with Construct 3 ® interface and explores the question - "What makes a good video game great?"

Day Two: Design, test and build your custom game from scratch.  Our small group sizes with close tutor guidance mean that each individual can move at a pace that suits their level, with the opportunity for plenty of extension.

We use Construct 3 ® a free, online software - meaning once you've finished the class you can download it at home and continue your game dev journey long after your Firetech holiday workshop!

 

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Students are welcome to bring in soundscapes, backgrounds and icon assets developed at home on a USB (copyright permitting).


Looking for the next step? Advance your coding skills with Build 3D Games for Teens or get creative with Digital Photography for Teens holiday workshop.

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What will students take home

  • 2D game dev skills
  • A copy of any files or assets
  • A fantastic creative-tech experience
  • Firetech Certificate
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Firetech Courses Include

  • 8:1 Student-Teacher Ratio
  • New Skills and Knowledge Practice
  • Enthusiastic Instructors
  • A Supportive Community
  • Outdoor Activities*
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Who is this course suitable for?

No prior experience is required but there are some prerequisites for attending this course:

  • Must be between age 9 and 15 at start of course
  • Basic IT skills
  • Bring your own lunch

* Outdoor activities dependent on location and weather. ** some software only available as trial. We arrange a discounted rate with the publishers for our campers when possible.