Daring Game Designers!

If you love playing games then you will love this course! You’ll learn how all kinds of games work and then use what you’ve learned to design and build your own games from scratch. Games can be card games, board games, sports games, paper games, and/or digital games.

In this course, students will explore the key concepts of game creation using elements of computational and design thinking. Students will analyze different types of games to identify general game components, rules, and features of good game design. After analyzing familiar games, students will use a design process to begin devising their own simple games using readily available materials and ending with a final game project.

This course uses best practices from game design schools and university programs. These practices are based on the idea that students should have a solid foundation in game design before they learn the coding skills necessary to design original digital games.

The Game Designer Studio, Game Play and Coding and Learn to Code with Scratch courses all immerse students in the world of digital game creation and are good next steps.

SKU: SPCGD-x Category: Tag:

$99 USD

Description

If you love playing games then you will love this course! You’ll learn how all kinds of games work and then use what you’ve learned to design and build your own games from scratch. Games can be card games, board games, sports games, paper games, and/or digital games.

In this course, students will explore the key concepts of game creation using elements of computational and design thinking. Students will analyze different types of games to identify general game components, rules, and features of good game design. After analyzing familiar games, students will use a design process to begin devising their own simple games using readily available materials and ending with a final game project.

This course uses best practices from game design schools and university programs. These practices are based on the idea that students should have a solid foundation in game design before they learn the coding skills necessary to design original digital games.

The Game Designer Studio, Game Play and Coding and Learn to Code with Scratch courses all immerse students in the world of digital game creation and are good next steps.

This is a Digital Media Academy self-paced learning experience, designed to build foundational knowledge and skills through hands-on, project-based activities and interactive online excercises.

  • Computer or tablet with internet connection
  • Notebook or sketchbook

By the end of this course:

Students will be able to…

  • Explain key elements and characteristics of a game
  • Identify and understand important elements of game design
  • Use computational thinking as a problem-solving strategy
  • Apply computational thinking strategies to designing games
  • Apply learning to creating and testing a game

Course content

Unit 1 – What is a Game?
Lesson 1: Who Makes Games, Anyway?
Lesson 2: Games, Toys, and Stories
Lesson 3: Find the Story Quiz
Lesson 4-5: The Big Ideas

Unit 2 – Getting Creative
Lesson 6: Lateral Thinking
Lesson 7: Good Ideas Can Start With Crazy Ideas
Lesson 8: Break It Down

Unit 3 – Designing Games: Computational Thinking
Lesson 9-10: A New Way of Thinking
Lesson 11: Change a Rule Challenge
Lesson 12-13: Break It Down and Design Your Game

Unit 4 – Build Your Game
Lesson 14-15: Build and Test Your Game

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  • Product Type: Foundation
  • Career Pathway: Game Development
  • Career Track: Game Design
  • Level:
  • Pre-requisites: None
  • Age: 5-8
  • Grade:
  • Style: Self-paced
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  • Certificate Awarded: Yes
  • Daring Game Designers!

    If you love playing games then you will love this course! You’ll learn how all kinds of games work and then use what you’ve learned to design and build your own games from scratch. Games can be card games, board games, sports games, paper games, and/or digital games.

    In this course, students will explore the key concepts of game creation using elements of computational and design thinking. Students will analyze different types of games to identify general game components, rules, and features of good game design. After analyzing familiar games, students will use a design process to begin devising their own simple games using readily available materials and ending with a final game project.

    This course uses best practices from game design schools and university programs. These practices are based on the idea that students should have a solid foundation in game design before they learn the coding skills necessary to design original digital games.

    The Game Designer Studio, Game Play and Coding and Learn to Code with Scratch courses all immerse students in the world of digital game creation and are good next steps.

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