Video Game Design – Week-long

Game design for computational thinking

Turn your enthusiasm for gaming into real-world tech skills! This course will provide you with the tools to create your own video games to play on the web or your smartphone.

  • Ages:

    9-12

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

    £316-£395

For online courses: these require you to have a capable computer to work on and a broadband internet connection.
For in person courses: you will need a laptop with the same specification, please see below for more information. If this is a problem or you are unsure about anything, please contact us via info@fire-tech.com
Most PC/Mac computers from the last 5 years will be fine but you can view our recommended detailed system requirements here

Video Game Design – Week-long

For online courses: these require you to have a capable computer to work on and a broadband internet connection.
For in person courses: you will need a laptop with the same specification, please see below for more information. If this is a problem or you are unsure about anything, please contact us via info@fire-tech.com
Most PC/Mac computers from the last 5 years will be fine but you can view our recommended detailed system requirements here

£316-£395

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Video Game Design - Week-long

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In this course picker times will be displayed in timezone chosen above but all times shown elsewhere will reflect the UK Times these events take place.

July
Online - Remote Learning
Mon Jul 4th - Fri Jul 8th 10:00am-3:00pm 5 Days
Total£395
Online - Remote Learning
Mon Jul 11th - Fri Jul 15th 10:00am-3:00pm 5 Days
Total£395
Online - Remote Learning
Mon Jul 18th - Fri Jul 22nd 10:00am-3:00pm 5 Days
Total£395
Online - Remote Learning
Mon Jul 25th - Fri Jul 29th 10:00am-3:00pm 5 Days
Total£395
August
Online - Remote Learning
Mon Aug 1st - Fri Aug 5th 10:00am-3:00pm 5 Days
Total£395
Online - Remote Learning
Mon Aug 8th - Fri Aug 12th 10:00am-3:00pm 5 Days
Total£395
Online - Remote Learning
Mon Aug 15th - Fri Aug 19th 10:00am-3:00pm 5 Days
Total£395
Online - Remote Learning
Mon Aug 22nd - Fri Aug 26th 10:00am-3:00pm 5 Days
Total£395
Online - Remote Learning
Tue Aug 30th - Fri Sep 2nd 10:00am-3:00pm 4 Days
Total£316

Course highlights

MAKE your own games!

MAKE your own games!

As one of our students said, why buy when you can make! Harness your child's enthusiasm for games to get them building original projects using the foundations of computer science.

Learn through play

Learn through play

Learn how to add your own characters, backgrounds, sound effects and more to your own custom game and then programme it all so you can jump, shoot and fly your way to victory.

Get started in coding

Get started in coding

Students will finish this course understanding the key concepts for both games development and programming. This is a great foundation for syntax-based programming and is the ideal course to do before our Java or Python courses.

Photo: Video Game Design – Week-long

Course Overview

Put your gaming experience and imagination into action, developing an original game that you can fully play and show to friends and family. This is a remote course for all abilities and ages.

The fundamentals covered in Video Game Design are a great first step into the world of coding. Students are introduced to programming and a behaviour-based logic system – applying behaviours and attributions, testing, debugging and fine-tuning products – that comprises a core component of computer science and is familiar to any programmer. This is a rich course and one of our most popular, and many kids take it more than once to take their skills even further.  

We use Construct 3 ® to develop games that you can play on any platform. It is a free platform, which means once you have an account, you can keep developing games after your course has finished! Construct 3 ® makes it easy to get started, work with an impressive library of behaviours and attributes, and produce some great-looking final products. 

This is a remote learning course. Led by an onscreen expert who is fully DBS-checked, you will join a small group of other young learners online, working together and making lots of progress in fun and interactive sessions. All sessions are monitored and recorded for safety.

This course is also available in part-time and in-person 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: 4.4/5
How likely are you to create with technology for fun, using the skills you learned? Score: 4.1/5

Source: Post-course feedback, 138 student ratings

What your child will learn

  • Telling A Story: storyboarding and structuring your game
  • Platform Basics: using the Construct 3 environment
  • Graphics:  graphic design and animation basics for your characters
  • Control: applying behaviours and attributes to characters
  • Testing: testing, de-bugging, perfecting your program
  • That's a Wrap! Keep and share your game, access anywhere

Student work

Gallery of some past students work from this course

Typical daily schedule

All Day
Part Day

1 hour

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Lesson time

15 minutes

ICON: Break

Break

1 hour

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Lesson time

1 hour

ICON: Lunch

Lunch

45 minutes

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Lesson time

15 minutes

ICON: Break

Break

45 minutes

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Lesson and finish

1 hour

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Lesson time

10 minutes

ICON: Break

Break

50 minutes

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Lesson and finish

"My experience with Fire Tech was amazing, I am so happy that I signed up for it. Now I can code, animate, make video games and make mobile apps!"

Kamran, Junior Coder