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Video Game Design (3 day)

Price

£240-£240

Ages

9-12

Equipment

All equipment is provided

As Fire Tech’s flagship course, Video Games Design will turn youngsters’ enthusiasm for gaming into real-world coding skills. This course provides campers with the tools to create their own video games to play on the web or smartphone.

Video Game Design (3 day)

Course Overview

The video games industry is estimated to be worth in excess of $100 billion per year, which is two to three times the value of the film industry. Many young people are excited by the prospect of being able to design and create their own video games, and this course is a good introduction to that skill set.

Our tech-savvy tutors support students every step of the way guiding them from passive game players to game creators and encouraging them to think BIG along the way.

On Day One students are introduced to ideas around game design alongside the basics of the Construct2 software. On day two students get right in and create a platform based game before using the final day to create a game that uses all the skills they’ve learnt.

What students will learn

  • Telling A Story: storyboarding and structuring your game
  • Platform Basics: using the Construct 2 environment
  • Graphics: graphic design and animation basics for your characters
  • Control: applying behaviours and attributes to characters
  • Testing: testing, de-bugging, perfecting your program
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What will students take home

  • Certificate with personal tutor feedback
  • Fire Tech 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 9 and 12 at start of course
  • Strong understanding of English
  • Basic IT skills
  • Bring own lunch (Except Residential)

* 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