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GameMaker

Become a games designer and write your own professional-looking 2D games

If you've used Scratch before, this is a perfect next step.  It's still simple to use, but you can create much more sophisticated games, and even commercial games.  You'll learn all aspects of game design from graphics and sound to AI enemies, adding two-player controls, collectable game items and more as you create your own customised maze game.  More importantly the coding concepts you learn will be transferrable to other languages and systems, making this a perfect introduction to game design and programming.

Age

9-12

Price

£199

Suitable For

Anyone without strong skills in GameMaker already

Type

Mon-Fri 2hr/day video classes

Venue

Your Home
Skill Building90%
Coding / Programming80%
Creativity70%

How does this online course

WORK?

Learn at home

Daily 2hr video classes with max 8 students and optional 1-2hr/day project-based learning set between lessons

Professional Help

Learn from expert tutors, with bespoke assistance over Zoom during the sessions

Unique Projects

Interactive learning with daily creative & hands-on projects only available at Tech Camp
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You'll learn how to

  • Design game graphics and backgrounds
  • Create characters, enemies and levels
  • Implement cheat codes
  • Build a maze game
  • Program intelligent enemies

You'll need

  • Mac or Windows PC
  • Webcam & Broadband Internet
  • Speakers & Microphone or Headset





Our Tutors

We've brought together the best of our tutors to instruct and help the students. They're typically recent graduates or undergraduates studying Engineering or Computer Science at leading Russell-group Universities. Of course they're chosen for their communication and technical skills and have Enhanced DBS checks for working with children.

Our Sessions
Engaging learning must be hands-on. Our 'At Home' programme offer a mix of video tutoring, collaborative learning and self-paced project work during and after the session to make sure that learning is deep, engaging and lasting.
First book your course
Sign up to GameMaker, on your chosen week.

FAQs

My child has no prior experience - can they still attend?
Yes! We don't assume any prior knowledge for our courses.  The only exception is if when we run followup courses that are labelled as 'Advanced' or 'Level 2' that normally require the prior course to have been taken.  Do ask if you're unsure.
Five Stars The online course was great and the tutor engaged with the children and helped them calmly and effectively - we were not needed at all. My son really enjoyed the course and did all of the extra challenges too.

Alina Goad, July 2020
Childcare vouchers accepted