Design for Game Developers

Learn how to design your own games that you and your friends can play. You’ll start creating your own board or card games and then move on to creating your own digital games that you can play on your phone or computer.

In the first section of this course, students will discover key elements of game design, create game assets (such as characters), storyboard and then create 2D games without code. From there they will apply the game development process to a block-based coding environment to plan, design, and code interactive games.

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$99 USD

Description

Learn how to design your own games that you and your friends can play. You’ll start creating your own board or card games and then move on to creating your own digital games that you can play on your phone or computer.

In the first section of this course, students will discover key elements of game design, create game assets (such as characters), storyboard and then create 2D games without code. From there they will apply the game development process to a block-based coding environment to plan, design, and code interactive games.

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
  • App Lab account (free with code.org)
  • Paper, index cards, pens, pencils, markers

By the end of this course:

Students will be able to…

  • Understand and apply basic elements of game theory and game design
  • Design simple and challenging board/card games for different audiences
  • Design and build simple digital games using block-based coding

Course content

Unit 1 – Game Design and Game Elements
Lesson 1: Introduction to Game Design
Lesson 2: Identify the Elements
Lesson 3: What’s In a Game?

Unit 2 – Getting Started With Scratch
Lesson 4: Introduction to Scratch
Lesson 5: Review and Motion Blocks

Unit 3 – Creating Game Assets
Lesson 6: Creating Game Objects
Lesson 7: Random Movement and Keeping Score
Lesson 8: Backdrops and Screens
Lesson 9: Adding Sounds and Music

Unit 4 – Design and Build Your Game
Lesson 10: Scratch Game Tutorials
Lesson 11: Remixing to Learn
Lesson 12: Planning Your Game
Lesson 13: Building Your Game
Lesson 14: Technical Testing and Play Testing Your Game
Lesson 15: Celebrating and Sharing Your Game

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  • Product Type: Foundation
  • Career Pathway: Game Development
  • Career Track: Game Design
  • Level:
  • Pre-requisites: None
  • Age: 9-12
  • Grade:
  • Style: Self-paced
  • Modules:
  • Certificate Awarded: Yes
  • Design for Game Developers

    Learn how to design your own games that you and your friends can play. You’ll start creating your own board or card games and then move on to creating your own digital games that you can play on your phone or computer.

    In the first section of this course, students will discover key elements of game design, create game assets (such as characters), storyboard and then create 2D games without code. From there they will apply the game development process to a block-based coding environment to plan, design, and code interactive games.

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    SKU: SPCGD0x Category: Tag:

    $99 USD