Video Game Design Level 1

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The Video Game Design Level 1 course is an introductory program tailored for kids who have a passion for video games and want to learn the basics of game design and development. This course aims to ignite creativity and technical skills through hands-on learning experiences, enabling students to create their very first simple video game.

Who Can Take This Course?

  • This course is designed for kids aged 8-12 who are interested in video games and want to learn how they are made.
  • No prior experience in coding or game design is required.
  • Ideal for young learners with a passion for creativity and technology.

Goals

  • Introduce students to the fundamental concepts of video game design and development.
  • Teach the basics of coding and game mechanics.
  • Encourage creativity and problem-solving through game creation.
  • Provide a fun and engaging learning environment where students can express their ideas and see them come to life.

Prerequisites

  • Basic computer literacy (how to use a mouse and keyboard).
  • An interest in video games and a willingness to learn.
  • Introduction to Video Game Design
    • What is video game design?
    • Overview of popular video games and genres.
  • Game Design Basics
    • Understanding game mechanics and rules.
    • Introduction to storytelling in games.
  • Getting Started with Game Design Software
    • Introduction to a beginner-friendly game design tool (e.g., Scratch, Tynker).
    • Creating your first simple game.
  • Characters and Worlds
    • Designing characters and game environments.
    • Basics of animation and movement.
  • Adding Interactivity
    • Making characters move and respond to inputs.
    • Creating simple user interfaces.
  • Sound and Music
    • Adding sound effects and background music.
    • Understanding the role of audio in games.
  • Game Testing and Debugging
    • Playing and testing your game.
    • Finding and fixing simple bugs.
  • Final Project
    • Creating a small game from start to finish.
    • Showcasing and playing each other’s games.
  • Interactive and Hands-On Learning: Kids will actively create and play their own games, reinforcing the concepts taught.
  • Creative Expression: Encourages creativity by allowing kids to design their own characters, worlds, and stories.
  • Problem-Solving Skills: Enhances logical thinking and problem-solving abilities through game mechanics and debugging.
  • Beginner-Friendly Tools: Uses simple, kid-friendly game design software that is easy to learn and fun to use.
  • Collaborative Projects: Opportunities for kids to work together, share ideas, and learn from each other.
  • Showcase Event: A final showcase where kids can present their completed games to classmates and parents, celebrating their achievements.

About this Course

  • Duration 4 Weeks
  • Certificate on Completion
  • Level Beginner
  • Price UGX 450,000 300,000
  • Age 8 – 16 years

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