"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
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.
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).
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Making Games with ROBLOX - Week Longreset
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Introducing students to game design and development with Roblox. Teaching students how to design, model and build their own game worlds and objects.
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
Allowing students to custom build and publish their own unique games that they can share with others.
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.
|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
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