Game Design with Scratch

You’re no longer the player, you’re the designer! Learn how to design and build your own game, even if you have no coding or design experience. You’ll learn hands-on how to create and import your own assets and how to build games that others like to play.

This course will introduce students to the principles and practices of portable game design on phones, tablets, and PCs. Using the online block-based programming site, Scratch, students will build knowledge and skills in game design and development including planning, testing, level design, and basic physics. As part of the course, students will create personalized game assets (images and sounds) and learn how to import them into an original game that others can play.

  • Game Development
  • Game Design
  • Certificate
  • Foundation
  • Level
  • 13-18
SKU: SPCGD1c Category: Tag:

$99 USD

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Game Design with Scratch

You’re no longer the player, you’re the designer! Learn how to design and build your own game, even if you have no coding or design experience. You’ll learn hands-on how to create and import your own assets and how to build games that others like to play.

This course will introduce students to the principles and practices of portable game design on phones, tablets, and PCs. Using the online block-based programming site, Scratch, students will build knowledge and skills in game design and development including planning, testing, level design, and basic physics. As part of the course, students will create personalized game assets (images and sounds) and learn how to import them into an original game that others can play.

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  • Game Development
  • Game Design
  • Certificate
  • Foundation
  • Level
  • 13-18
SKU: SPCGD1c Category: Tag:

$99 USD

Description

You’re no longer the player, you’re the designer! Learn how to design and build your own game, even if you have no coding or design experience. You’ll learn hands-on how to create and import your own assets and how to build games that others like to play.

This course will introduce students to the principles and practices of portable game design on phones, tablets, and PCs. Using the online block-based programming site, Scratch, students will build knowledge and skills in game design and development including planning, testing, level design, and basic physics. As part of the course, students will create personalized game assets (images and sounds) and learn how to import them into an original game that others can play.

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.

By the end of this course:

Students will be able to…

  • Understand essential elements of games
  • Use block-based coding (Scratch) to develop an online game that incorporates essential game elements and game theory
  • Learn key concepts of coding
  • Create prototypes and engage in user testing

Course content

Unit 1 – Game Elements and Design Strategies
Lesson 1: What’s in a Game?
Lesson 2: Strategy and Chance
Lesson 3: Design a Game in 10 Minutes

Unit 2 – Digital Games and Scratch
Lesson 4: Digital Games
Lesson 5: Moving Around in Scratch Part 1
Lesson 6: Moving Around in Scratch Part 2
Lesson 7: Keeping Score

Unit 3 – Personalize Your Game
Lesson 8: Creating Sprites, Objects, and Backdrops
Lesson 9: Sound and Music
Lesson 10: Learning From Remixing

Unit 4 – Designing and Playtesting
Lesson 11: Game Themes, Types, and Design
Lesson 12: Playtesting and Game Mechanics

Unit 5 -Building, Prototyping, and Next Steps
Lesson 13: Design Mapping
Lesson 14: Computational Thinking
Lesson 15-16: Building and Testing Your Game

  • Laptop, desktop computer or tablet with internet access

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