Game Design


Game Design and Development for young Learners

During this program in Game design and development, students will learn how to design and make simple games, stories and animations using game engines: GameMaker, Construct or Unity. As they create the digital game, students learn 21st century skills: how to use basic coding concepts such as conditions and loops, how to create good User friendly interfaces and experiences through virtual design, how to research game concepts, create stories, digital characters and animations.

Upcoming Commencement Dates: Saturday, 8th February 2020
Duration: see course details below | Mode: Project-Based learning
Age Groups: 8-12; 13+

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Program Overview

This program, in Game Science, Design and Development will have students learn how to design and make digital games. Students will go through a steep learning experience starting from simple games, stories and animations using Scratch (during our Introductory Level 1 course) and progress to advanced and deeper game levels using GameMaker, Construct and Unity (during our Level 2 & 3 courses).
As they create the digital game, students learn 21st century skills: how to insert codinglogic and concepts such as conditions and loops, how to create compelling Game Design using User-Friendly interfaces and experiences through virtual design, how to research game concepts, create stories, digital characters and animations.

Given that this course is digitally oriented it is encouraged that each student has his/her personal tablet or laptop available during sessions. This will enable the students to continue their efforts and practice at their convenience and from home during course projects and after the course is finished.

This course is developed and designed by InnovativeKids— an educational hub aimed at promoting Creativity and Innovation through hands-on projects across a wide spectrum of subject areas. With its founding mission biased towards 21st century skill-acquisition and multidisciplinary learning.

All workshops are designed and delivered by professionals in their respective fields.

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Course 1: Elementary Digital Games for Kids (using Construct/ GameMaker)

This course allows young students who wish to learn more about the world of Game Design. With the use of friendly user-interface programs Game Maker or Construct students will deepen their understanding about coding concepts without the need for actual coding (we’ll get into that during the later course)!


Duration of course: 28 hours (14 lessons)

Entry level: Complete beginners. No prior knowledge required. Aimed for kids aged between 9-12

Additional course info: n/a

Course 2: Digital Games for the Future (using Unity)

This course allows the student to delve deeper in both the Design and Development areas of Digital Video Games

This course teaches students everything from basic to more advanced level stuff on how to plan, design, code and develop using C# and ultimately publish and launch their games online.

Using what you obtain in this course, you will be equipped with more than enough knowledge in order to continue improving yourself in the field of game development, using industry-level game engine Unity.

Lessons include:

  • Introduction to Game development and Unity
  • Unity Game Objects and Asset Store
  • Assembling the game’s environment
  • Introduction to Scripting (Using .NET on Visual Studio with C#)
  • User Interface
  • Game Logic
  • Creating Enemies using simple Artificial Intelligence
  • Animations and Audio
  • Particle Effects
  • Lighting, materials and Game Testing
  • Game Launch: Creating a build of the game for Windows / Mac


Duration of course: 30 hours (15 sessions)

Entry Level: All levels. Aimed for young learners aged 13+

Additional course info: n/a


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Elementary Digital Games for Kids [8-12 y.o], Digital Games for the Future using Unity [13+]

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InnovativeKids by AK Malta was conceived as an idea to promote INNOVATION and CREATIVITY through inter-disciplinary learning experiences aimed at 21st century knowledge and skills.


In today and tomorrow’s world students require multidomain knowledge and skills. We break the mould of teaching by subject. Through our project-based system students are able to learn mathemathics, literacy and history through the arts. They are able to mix knowledge from different domains to come up with a creative solution or outcome.



Our competence-oriented approach allows students to learn through their own mistakes, reflect and improve. It allows students the space and time for errors and correction. A system which aims to reshape how students portray Failure.



Motivation like in anything else in life is a key aspect in a child’s learning experience. When learning is joyful and desirable, students are hungry to learn on their own, without outside persuasion

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