Game Development First Steps

Playing video games is fun, but developing games is epic! Not only that, but learning game development unlocks amazing career opportunities.

This is course teaches the basic principles of computer game development along with game coding skills. The course is practical and easy to follow; learners do not need to have previous coding knowledge – all they need to know is how to play video games!

What do I need to know before I start?

There are no special prerequisites for this course., but at the very least you should understand how to load and save files on the hard disk, and how to use the built-in operating system applications like Windows Explorer or Mac OS Finder to navigate a file system and directory structures and copy or move files and folders.
You should have some practice using text editors such as Notepad or TextEdit.
You should know how to use your web browser to find information on the Internet.

What will I learn?

The course covers the following modules:

Note: each module runs for a month at schools, and one lesson is completed in a single session.

[Bonus Games] These games are for our ‘bright spark” learners at our after-school classes who complete the lessons early. Bonus games are available to all elearning students.

 

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Module 1: Introduction

The games in this module will introduce the learner to the Scratch program and some basic principles of Game Development.