GAME ON! Scratch Masters Design Your Own Game, [Ages 7-9], 7 Jul - 25 Aug (Sat 9:30AM) @ Bukit Timah
Explore the intricate art of game design and development and take game programming to a whole new level with Scratch!What makes a game fun and engaging? How do game designers keep users entertained? In this course, students learn game design fundamentals and the basics of game narratives by picking apart some of their favorite games with the course instructor. KEEPIN’ IT SHORT & SNAPPYFor kids ages 7-98 weeks 2h/week (16 hours in total)Game Design Fundamentals & Game NarrativesRecreate a favorite game in ScratchRequires Intermediate Scratch / Scratch Level 2 “My kids had a blast & came home armed with knowledge & information which they were excited to share with us.” - Maya, Parent Here’s what the inside of a simple Scratch game looks like.Kids are able to create games like these as long as they have a basic understanding of how Scratch works. To make an awesome game, kids need to understand game design fundamentals such as game objects, rules, conflict, play mechanics, goals and feedback systems. They also need to learn the basics of game narratives - storylines, characters, narrative choices etc. Instructors walk students through some of their favorite games like Geometry Dash, Candy Platformer and Flappy Bird to help students understand what makes a game great. In this Game On! course, kids combine game design theory and techniques with more advanced programming concepts to recreate games that are fun, engaging and addictive. With practice and patience, kids will be able to create seriously impressive games like these: Avoid the obstacles and collect bananas as you go! Does it get any more appealing than that? Defeat the evil slime blobs with your blade of justice and ninja stars!OH! THE STUFF YOU'LL LEARN!Introduction to the Game IndustryGame Design FundamentalsGame Narrative and Character DesignRecreate classic games on ScratchAdvanced inputs: Using the webcam & microphoneWriting Game NarrativesMaking Interactive AnimationsCreating positive & negative feedback systemsTest and debug your gamePresentation Time!LIFE SKILLS LEARNTGame DesignSystems ThinkingDesign ThinkingPresentation SkillsPedagogyNo lectures. No memorisation. No ONE right answer. Like real life, we're all about trying things out, failing, figuring what went wrong & trying again. These are the skills & mindset that will last a lifetime. Let's get kids to learn how to learn.Because the kids who learn to learn become curious, inventive, resourceful human beings who solve real world problems to make meaningful impact.Parents love us"My kids had a blast & came home armed with knowledge & information which they were excited to share with us." - Joanne, Parent"Thank you for a wonderful and exciting enrichment program that is so much more than academics.. it’s fun but for me as a mum, an important future skill set for my son." - Rachel, ParentGot more questions on this course of awesomeness?Read our FAQ section below!Call us & we'll call you back! +65 3163 5385Email us! aGVsbG8gfCBzYXR1cmRheWtpZHMgISBjb21GcmVxdWVudGx5 Asked Questions1. My child is new to computers and programming. Will he / she be able to follow?We recommend that your child completes Start with Scratch: Block Based Programming, Levels 1 & 2 to get a solid foundation in Scratch and programming concepts before joining the Game On! Scratch Masters, Design Your Own Game course. 2. My child is younger than 7. Can he / she join?If your child is new to programming, we would recommend he/she joins the Tiny Techies (BeeBot & Scratch Junior) course. If he/she has already completed our Scratch Level 2 class, then get in touch with us and we’ll be happy to recommend which course will be best for your child. 3. I've enrolled my child, what will he/she need to bring?We’ll provide all equipment and materials, but you may want to bring a jacket and light snacks in case he/she gets hungry. Please note:This workshop will proceed with a minimum of 4 tickets sold. We will inform you in advance if the workshop is cancelled. Refunds will be made accordingly. Unless otherwise notified, the workshop will go ahead.We will be filming and taking photographs of the children in our workshop. By registering a child's attendance at this workshop, parents/guardians grant Saturday Kids a perpetual licence to use the student's work, photographs or videos of the student, and other materials for purposes such as publicising or promoting our workshops/events and the students’ accomplishments on Saturday Kids' website or on our partners' websites.
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