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.
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- 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
- 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
- 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 2: Digital Art – Creating Digital Characters, Backgrounds and Animations
Part 3: Game Design – What makes good game?
Part 4: Development – Introduction to Coding Concepts
Part 5: Test play, Fixing Errors and Game Launch
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)