Game Design: Level Up | Ages 8-12

Pre-requisite

Students must have completed Intro to Game Design Adventures, or had prior Scratch coding experience with Jess

Please note No class on 14th September.

Course outline

Take your computer game programming to the next level…..

Create more in-depth projects using the Scratch visual programming language and Processing.  Students will learn how to create interactive games, quizzes, and work as part of a video game development team, just like the professionals.

Session 1: Game Reconstruction
Reconstruct a game after playing the finished product
Review variables, placing objects on a 2D axis, and setting objectives

Session 2: Interactivity
Create an interactive game that reacts to movements of the player

Session 3:Quiz
Create a quiz that can understand text-based user input   

Session 4: Game Development
Explore careers in game design
Split into teams to brainstorm and develop an original game

Session 5: Game Development
Continue working in teams to create an original game
Design original characters and backgrounds
Begin coding

Session 6: Game Development
Continue working in teams to create an original game
Beta test classmates games
Revise mini-games as needed according to peer feedback

Session 7: Coding with Processing
Begin learning text based code using the Processing programming language
Create a drawing application that can be installed on an Android phone or on a computer

Syntax
RGB Values

Session 8: Coding with Processing
Create conditional statements using if, else
Create a save button

 

Timetable and Enrolment

Timing
Start: 3rd Aug 2017
Finish: 28th Sept 2017
NB: NO CLASS  on 14th Sept
8 Thursdays, 4.00pm-5.30pm
Location
Scots College Creative and Performing Arts Centre, Graphics Rooms
Teacher
Jess Weichler
Target Market
Girls and Boys aged 8-12 years
Price/Student
(incl GST)
$165 for Term 3 (8 weeks)

Enrolment

New Enrolment
Returning Enrolment

 

About Jess Weichler

Jess Weichler

Jess Weichler is a media arts educator at the MakerBox.

Ever since childhood she has been creating digital worlds through game design. Aside from a few lessons learnt from her 8-year old students, she is self-taught in the Scratch programming language, the Processing java subset, and a robotic Hummingbird micro-controller. She has taught these skills since 2012, and her courses are still in use both locally and abroad in the United States.

 

Our Location

Rata Studios
Based at Scots College
1 Monorgan Road
Strathmore
Wellington 6022
Rata Studios
Based at Scots College
PO Box 15064
Miramar
Wellington 6243