Game Design

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Game Design and Development

In this course in Game design and development, students will learn how to design and make simple games, stories and animations using Scratch, GameMaker or Construct. 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.

Commencement Date: Starting July 1st, every Monday between 9AM-1:30PM or Tuesday & Thursday between 5PM-7PM
Duration: 7 weeks (14 lessons) | Mode: Project-Based learning
Entry Age: 9-12; 13-16 | Fee: 182 euros

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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.

What will your child learn throughout this course?

 

  • The elements of great Game Design and Development
  • Learn basic Coding concepts using Scratch- an online program designed by MIT for coding, game and digital animation for kids.
  • Acquire skills using different digital technologies to create digital Art for characters, sets and backgrounds
  • Develop a good sense of Game Design- how to create a good gameplay environment
  • Gain an problem-solving mindset with a test, change or enhance mentality throughout the whole creative process.
  • Have lots Fun playing different video games during lessons! 😀 YES, playing video games during a course in video games is ALLOWED

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 from InnovativeKids presented by AK Malta.

All lessons will be delivered by our professional tutors and will focus on hands-on training and skill acquisition within a fun yet highly informative mode of learning.

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Program Structure

Level 1: Game Maker Introductory course

    Part 1: Introduction to Digital Games and a brief history

  • A walk through a brief history of video games
  • Discussion: Different types of games
  • Case Studies: A look at real-life production timelines and design departments
  • Part 2: Digital Art – Creating Digital Characters, Backgrounds and Animations

  • Design and Development of character including: silhouette and detailing
  • Different types of gaming animation
  • Animating a character in empty space
  • Develop a background- Simple vs Complex
  • Separating Object sprites from backgrounds
  • Part 3: Game Design – What makes good game?

  • Research and self-study: What are the elements of a good game?
  • Understanding user psychology: Thinking like a game Designer
  • Case studies: Understanding Gamification: Motivation, Player types and Game Mechanics
  • Part 4: Development – Introduction to Coding Concepts
    Part 5: Test play, Fixing Errors and Game Launch

Level 3: Professional Game Design and Developer course

This intensive course is aimed for students of ages 13 and over who wish to pursue a professional career as Digital Game creators.

Program used: Unity (the professional industry standard)
Mode of Study: Blended (Online and Offline)

Location:

72, Spiteri Fremond Street, Qormi. Get Directions

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Monday 9:00AM-1:30PM (double session), Tuesday & Thursday 5PM-7PM [NEW Sessions]

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