Making Games with ROBLOX – Week Long

Based on the amazingly popular Roblox platform, introducing budding young designers and developers to the principles of practical game design & development, world building and Lua programming.

  • Ages:

    9-12

  • Equipment:
    Laptop required
  • Available locations:
    • Online
  • Pricing details
    Price:

    £156-£395

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).

Making Games with ROBLOX – Week Long

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).

£156-£395

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Making Games with ROBLOX - Week Long

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February
Online - Remote Learning
Mon Feb 14th - Fri Feb 18th 10:00am-3:00pm 5 Days
Total£395
Online - Remote Learning
Mon Feb 14th - Fri Feb 18th 3:30pm-5:00pm 5 Days
Total£195
April
Online - Remote Learning
Mon Apr 4th - Fri Apr 8th 10:00am-3:00pm 5 Days
Total£395
Online - Remote Learning
Mon Apr 4th - Fri Apr 8th 3:30pm-5:00pm 5 Days
Total£195
Online - Remote Learning
Mon Apr 4th - Fri Apr 8th 5:00pm-6:30pm 5 Days
Total£195
Online - Remote Learning
Mon Apr 11th - Thu Apr 14th 10:00am-3:00pm 4 Days
Total£316
Online - Remote Learning
Mon Apr 11th - Thu Apr 14th 3:30pm-5:00pm 4 Days
Total£156
Online - Remote Learning
Mon Apr 11th - Thu Apr 14th 5:00pm-6:30pm 4 Days
Total£156
Online - Remote Learning
Tue Apr 19th - Fri Apr 22nd 10:00am-3:00pm 4 Days
Total£316

Course highlights

Game design

Game design

Introducing students to game design and development with Roblox. Teaching students how to design, model and build their own game worlds and objects.

Programming concepts

Programming concepts

Introducing different programming concepts using Lua. Equipping students to debug their code and work out how to help themselves when they run into problems.

Publish your own games

Publish your own games

Allowing students to custom build and publish their own unique games that they can share with others.

Photo: Making Games with ROBLOX – Week Long

Course Overview

This fantastic course is based on the amazingly popular Roblox platform, and introduces budding young designers and developers to the principles of practical game design & development, world building and Lua programming.

By the end of the course they will have created their own unique Roblox games and published them to the Internet for anyone to play.

Students will first be introduced to Roblox and to Roblox Studio as a platform for creating games. They will build an obstacle course (Obby) game and publish their game for others to play. Next, students will meet programming concepts using Lua, creating custom interactive obstacles for their Obby game.

Using Roblox terrain editor tools, students will then build a basic RPG where they can explore a custom built world and harvest the items they have created.

Students will now create a racing game where they will design and code custom cars that they can use to race against their friends. With this experience, they are free to experiment and publish new additions to their games and have a showcase where they can play each others’ final games.

This course is designed for students aged 9-12 who may or may not have programmed previously. Some may have already played Roblox games, or even made their own. Others may have experience with different game engines or programming languages, whilst there may be some for whom game development and programming is a completely new endeavour.

This course is also available in Part Time formats.

Course ratings

How much did you enjoy your course? Score: 4.7/5
How would you compare your experience at Fire Tech to school? Score: 4.3/5
How likely are you to create with technology for fun, using the skills you learned? Score: 4.4/5

 

Source: Post-course feedback, 69 ratings, Aug 2020 – June 2021

What your child will learn

  • Principles of practical game design & development, world building and Lua programming.
  • Fundamental concepts in coding that can be applied to any language
  • Design and build game worlds and racing games, and create unique interactions
  • Create obstacle courses and role playing games to navigate them
  • Share their coding and projects with other Roblox fans on the Internet

Typical daily schedule

All Day

1 hour

ICON: Lesson time

Lesson time

15 minutes

ICON: Break

Break

1 hour

ICON: Lesson time

Lesson time

1 hour

ICON: Lunch

Lunch

45 minutes

ICON: Lesson time

Lesson time

15 minutes

ICON: Break

Break

45 minutes

ICON: Lesson and finish

Lesson and finish

"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