Game Development with Roblox (UBC)

This course provides an introduction to game design using an awesome drag-and-drop building game called Roblox! We’ll start by introducing students to this sandbox world and get them set up with their own accounts, and over the course of the week we’ll guide them through the development and creation of their own game. This is a one-week, group project based course. Students will work in groups of three or four on a small platformer using assets from Roblox’s built-in editor.

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$1,565 USD

Description

This course provides an introduction to game design using an awesome drag-and-drop building game called Roblox! We’ll start by introducing students to this sandbox world and get them set up with their own accounts, and over the course of the week we’ll guide them through the development and creation of their own game. This is a one-week, group project based course. Students will work in groups of three or four on a small platformer using assets from Roblox’s built-in editor.

This course is one of our flagship Tech Camp experiences, infused with hands-on, project-based learning, designed to equip students with 21st-century technology skills. Students will engage in real-world problem solving and collaborate with fellow students to create solutions to some of the world’s biggest problems.

Join us on the beautiful campus of The University of British Columbia for an immersive on-campus learning experience. Outside of your course-specific lesson times, you will have the opportunity to tour the campus and gain a better understanding of life after high school.

Computer:

  • Laptop or desktop computer running Windows or macOS that meets the minimum specifications of the hardware and software listed below.
  • Built-in or external microphone
  • Built-in or external speakers or headphones
  • Google Chrome browser
  • Additional computer screen/monitor (recommended)

Software:

By the end of this course:

Students will be able to…

  • describe the basics of good game design
  • manipulate objects in Roblox
  • use the basics of lighting, color and UI
  • explain the basics of scripting
  • Monetize and Advertise their game
  • describe Color Theory for function and narrative
  • work in teams to create Alphas, Betas and organize successful playtests

Students will create…

  • a single-player platformer game
  • a single-player horror genre game
  • a final project that they have designed with their friends

Course content

Unit 1: Game Design and Roblox
1.1 Basics of Game Design
1.2 Intro to Roblox
1.3 Intro to Scripting

Unit 2: Create your own Single Player Platformer/Monetization
2.1 Create a Basic Platformer
2.2 Intro to Monetization 2019

Unit 3: Game Design in Practice
3.1 Create a Basic Horror Game
3.2 Intro to Game Aesthetics and Narrative Design
3.3 Brainstorming

Unit 4: Grouping, Designing, Pitching
4.1 Game Design Doc (GDD)
4.2 Final Project (Alpha Build)
4.3 Final Project Alpha Playtest

Unit 5: Project & Showcase
5.1 Final Project (Beta Build)
5.2 Final Project Beta Playtest
5.3 Student Showcase Prep
5.4 Showcase!

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  • Product Type: Tech Camps
  • Career Pathway: Game Development
  • Career Track: Game Programming
  • Level:
  • Pre-requisites: None
  • Age: 9-12
  • Grade:
  • Style: Teacher-led
  • Modules:
  • Certificate Awarded: Yes
  • Game Development with Roblox (UBC)

    This course provides an introduction to game design using an awesome drag-and-drop building game called Roblox! We’ll start by introducing students to this sandbox world and get them set up with their own accounts, and over the course of the week we’ll guide them through the development and creation of their own game. This is a one-week, group project based course. Students will work in groups of three or four on a small platformer using assets from Roblox’s built-in editor.

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    $1,565 USD