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Build your own video game in Tynker

Want to be the next Shigeru Miyamoto by designing the next big video game? Learn to design and build the game of your dreams in Tynker.

Ages:

9-12

Equipment:

Laptop, required

Currently available in:
  • Online
Pricing details
Price:  

£10

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).

Build your own video game in Tynker

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).

from £10

Course highlights

TYNKER

TYNKER

Learn the basics of the application Tynker to design games

BLOCK-BASED CODING

BLOCK-BASED CODING

Experiment with visual coding blocks in Tykner to code you actors

BUILD YOUR OWN GAME

BUILD YOUR OWN GAME

Design and build your very own interactive game!

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Course Overview

This fascinating Fire Tech Experience introduces students to the platform Tynker. Tynker is an educational programming platform aimed at teaching children how to make games and programs, where a user visually drags blocks of code and snaps them together.

We will demonstrate the methods of block-based coding which students can use to build a video game. Topics covered include:

  • User inputs
  • Mouse events and Keyboard events
  • Loops 
  • Game-based programming

If you’ve never coded before, no problem. This session will give you the tools to get started.

FireTech Experiences are a new series of short, high interest, fun and engaging tech demonstrations and talks. These are delivered in webinar style, using Zoom, with the main expert tutor showcasing a new interesting aspect of technology and learning. Apart from Zoom, no other downloads are required.

What your child will learn

  • Use visual code blocks in game-based programming to understand computational thinking concepts in a fun and interactive way
  • How to detect and respond to user input, mouse events and keyboard events
  • Use of loops for repetition and sequence steps in a program

"All the staff were amazing and really helpful. This course really boosted my confidence with computers and video game design. It was really fun and I made a lot of friends I'll be sorry to say goodbye to. Writing the coding was even more fun than playing the games."

Christina, Age 10