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Teen Games Building

Games design with Java and Python

Price

£1300-£1300

Ages

12-17

Equipment

Laptop required

This camp offers students aged 12+ a chance to learn programming in Java and Python. Students build their own games, building and controlling the environment with code.

Teen Games Building

Course Overview

The Games Building course is designed to get your hands dirty (digitally-speaking) in building your own games with code! We’ll start with Java and you will have a chance to build an original game using Java and the Greenfoot educational tools. Then we’ll take you inside of Minecraft to build a game within a game using a second coding language, Python. In this second module you’ll have a chance to create cheats and tools for Minecraft itself, plus build a game that your in-world characters can play! This is a great way to get a “taster” of two important coding languages, understanding how games are put together and exploring game play and coding environments.

What students will learn

  •      Java programming basics including object-oriented programming
  •      Programming fundamentals: loops, spawning characters and interactions
  •      Sound effects, scoring and publishing to make your game slick and shareable
  •      Python coding fundamentals: functions, loops, GUI interface
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What will students take home

  • Certificate with personal tutor feedback
  • Fire Tech Camp T-Shirt
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Fire Tech Camp Courses Include

  • 8:1 student:teacher ratio
  • Original products
  • Outdoor Activities*
  • USB Flash drive (for saving work/software)
  • Any cheat sheets or software** used in the course
  • New Skills
  • Supportive community
  • Enthusiastic instructors
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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 12 and 17 at start of course
  • Must bring own laptop (or rent one from us)
  • Strong understanding of English
  • Basic IT skills
  • Bring 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.

"I had so much fun and learned a lot about technology"

Jaisen, Young Rapid Prototyper