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Danger on Volcano Beach! Build a deadly platform game using Java

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Danger on Volcano Beach! Build a deadly platform game using Java

Teen Java Programming Course

Build your own cool video games using Java and the Greenfoot platform, a supportive environment for the creation of 2D graphical games and simulations. Soon you’ll be ready to make Danger on Volcano Beach, your own super challenging platformer game.

Ages:

9-17

Equipment:

Laptop, required

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For online courses: these require you to have a capable computer to work on and a broadband internet connection. Most PC/Mac computers from the last 5 years will be fine but you can view our recommended detailed system requirements here. For on campus courses: laptops are provided for all junior courses, as well as Music, Unity, Creative Design & YouTube senior courses. Laptop rental is available for all other senior courses (£50 extra).

Danger on Volcano Beach! Build a deadly platform game using Java

For online courses: these require you to have a capable computer to work on and a broadband internet connection. Most PC/Mac computers from the last 5 years will be fine but you can view our recommended detailed system requirements here. For on campus courses: laptops are provided for all junior courses, as well as Music, Unity, Creative Design & YouTube senior courses. Laptop rental is available for all other senior courses (£50 extra).

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Course highlights

LEARN THE INDUSTRY STANDARD

LEARN THE INDUSTRY STANDARD

Begin to program in Java one of the industry-standard programming languages that is ubiquitous across a wide range of sectors.

USING GREENFOOT

USING GREENFOOT

Start your game development journey using the Greenfoot environment designed to support new programmers.

BUILD AN AWESOME PLATFORMER

BUILD AN AWESOME PLATFORMER

Learn one of the key skills to thrive in 21st-century jobs, through the medium of one of the popular game formats around

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What is a Self Guided course?

Learners on our Self Guided courses will be given access to our customised learning platform, called LearnWorlds. Learners will find all the materials they need to proceed in their own time and at their …

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Course Overview

Available as part of the Fire Tech Unlimited membership, this creative self-guided project will teach you to build your own video games using Java and the Greenfoot platform, which was developed at the University of Kent. Greenfoot makes coding interactive, easy and fun, providing a supportive environment for the creation of 2D graphical games and simulations.

You’ll design a series of cool games as you go from game consumer to game creator. By the end of the course, you’ll have made numerous different games, readying you to make a platformer called Danger on Volcano Beach using all of the skills you’ve learnt along the way.

This is an excellent first project-based coding project-based course for teens aged 12+ and no previous programming knowledge is required, just imagination and the desire to make cool games!

This is an independent learning course, with a focus on project work. Students will work independently at their own pace through learning materials and assignments, and should they need it they will be able to access live Help Clinics they can join to get answers to questions they may have.

Once you have purchased a Fire Tech Unlimited Membership, you can access the project here.

What your child will learn

  • Introduction to common Java programming environments
  • Equip students to debug their code and work out how to help themselves when they run into problems
  • Creating a simple game AI
  • Core coding principles including variables, loops, if statements, and functions
  • Common game design ideas and principles
  • How to create and use simple game assets
  • Programming Design Patterns and how to make reusable code
  • How video games are structured
  • To build the Danger on Volcano Beach Platformer game

"My experience with Fire Tech was amazing, I am so happy that I signed up for it. Now I can code, animate, make video games and make mobile apps!"

Kamran, Junior Coder