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.
How does this online course
Learn at home
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
- Mac or Windows PC
- Webcam & Broadband Internet
- Speakers & Microphone or Headset
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.
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.
At 4:30pm the Sunday before we’ll have a quick Zoom call, just to check everything is working ahead of our first lesson on Monday. Make sure you have a working webcam and audio system (microphone and speakers or a headset). All modern laptops (whether PC or Mac) have these inbuilt.
On the day, you’ll just need to click on the meeting link to join the meeting. It’s that easy! Your Tech Camp-certified tutor will be there with the rest of your classmates ready for the session to begin.
If you have any queries between the sessions we are only an email away! Feel free to ask us any questions and we'll help out if we can.
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