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Video Game Design

Games design for computational thinking

Games
Games

£400-£550

  • Ages 9-12
  • All equipment is provided
Check Dates and Book

£400-£550

Turn your enthusiasm for gaming into real-world tech skills! This course provides the tools and framework to create your own video games to play on the web or your smartphone. Put your gaming experience and imagination into action, ending up with an original creation that you can take home, play and show to family and friends. This is a class for all abilities and ages.

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
  • That's a Wrap! Take your game home, access anywhere

Video Game Design

Course Overview

The fundamentals covered in Video Game Design are a good first step into the world of coding. Students are introduced to 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 method is known as Object Oriented Programming (OOP). Our small group sizes with close guidance from tutors mean that students can move at the pace that best suits them while developing their games. This is a rich course and one of our most popular, and many kids want to take it more than once to take their skills even further.  

We use Construct 2 ® to develop games that you can play on any platform. It is free software, which means you can download it at home to keep your games developing alive after Fire Tech Camp is finished! Construct 2 ® makes it easy to get started, work with an impressive library of behaviours and attributes, and produce some great-looking final products. 

"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