Course Overview

Love video games? Learn to build them! This course will provide you with the tools and skills to create your own video games to play on the web or your smartphone. It's a chance for you to put your gaming experience and imagination into action, ending up with an original creation that you can take home, play and show to family and friends. This is a class for all abilities and ages.

What Does The Course Cover?

We use Construct 2 ® to develop games that you can play on any platform. It is free software, which means you can download it at home to keep your games developing alive after Fire Tech Camp is finished! Construct 2 ® makes it easy to get started, work with an impressive library of behaviours and attributes, and produce some great-looking final products. Students learn the key elements of game design:

  • Telling A Story: storyboarding and structuring your game
  • Platform Basics: using the Construct 2 environment
  • Graphics: graphic design basics for your character(s)
  • Control: Applying behaviours and attributes to characters
  • Testing: Testing, de-bugging, perfecting your program
  • That's a Wrap! Take your game home, access anywhere online

The fundamentals covered in Video Game Design are a good first step into the world of coding. While they don't learn a programming language, students are introduced to a behaviour-based logic system - applying behaviours and attributions, testing, de-bugging and fine-tuning products - that comprises a core component of computer science and is familiar to any programmer! This method is known as Object Oriented Programming (OOP). Our small group sizes with close guidance from tutors mean that students can move at the pace that best suits them while developing their games. Kids who would like to continue building on their game design skills can even take the course more than once.

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More About The Construct 2 Software

Construct 2 ® makes it easy to get started on video game design. You can work with an impressive library of behaviours and attributes and produce some great-looking final products. Throughout the week, campers will be able to create different types of games without any prior programming knowledge. Construct 2 ® will enable you to publish game to all platforms such as iPhone, iPad, Android, Kindle, Nook, Windows 8 and Mac desktop. You can also publish your games instantly online to Scirra ® Arcade.