Game Making Mania – School Holiday CodeSpace Camp
Let your children become junior game designers these school holidays while instead of just playing games all holidays – they can make them instead! All at CodeSpace Education’s Game Making Mania workshop!
In this one day school holiday camp, kids will learn how to create their very own basic video game in which they can take home at the end of the day to play, further develop and share with friends!
Kids will learn to be creators of technology, not just consumers of it while they develop their problem solving and critical thinking skills – the transferrable skills needed for any career in the future.
They will learn how to create scenes, create players from sprites and learn how to code them to move, learn how to create coins, spikes and more!
So what are you waiting for? Sign your kids up to be junior video game developers these school holidays!
This workshop comes with FREE acccess to CodeSpace Universe. Click here to learn more about CodeSpace Universe.
Age groups: 8-14
Some of the content that we cover in the class is: (but is subject to change or modification)
-How to plan, design and develop video games
-How to build scenes & characters as well as code them to move
-How to create scoring systems and use variables to display points and count game attributes
-How to create great games & aims, difficulties and objectives
-How to think critically while problem solving and debugging your game
In this class, we introduce students to multiple concepts of game design, software design and coding, all into a one-day package and we make it easy to understand. What we try to do in this class is to get students to think logically and problem solve through creating their own game. We get them to dream something up, and then put that dream into action creating their game.
At CodeSpace Education, we are all about empowering students with the power of code, and we do that through teaching kids how to create their own video game. In this workshop, we have put fun and education together to create an awesome workshop!
To register in this camp, please click on the ‘register now’ button on this page. You will then be guided through our secure online enrolment system where you can register your child and pay for the course.
Emmy LOVED it! She was a little nervous at first but she was very quickly put at ease and she can’t wait to go back next school holidays. It’s a shame there isn’t an after school program – you would definitely have her booked in!Caroline Woods
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FAQ – Frequently Asked Questions
Q. Will my child get to take what they make home?
Yes, in this workshop kids will take home their very own video game!
Q. Will food be provided?
For allergy reasons, we ask that you pack your child’s recess or lunch each day.
Q. What ages do you cater for?
We cater for a wide range of ages of kids and teens, depending on the exact workshop and subject of that workshop. Please find a workshop near you and find the ages under “Workshop Details”.
Q. How many kids in a class?/How many teachers/assistants are there?
A: We run workshops for a range of class sizes, from around 7 all the way to more than 60+ kids at special events. However most workshops we run have between 15-25 kids in them and we have between 2-3 teachers/assistants in that class. We don’t have lots of assistants, instead we focus on having better ones, which create a better learning environment overall.
Q. Does my child have to bring in their iPhone/Device?
A: No, we provide all devices to work on in class and then at the end of the day we will email home the link to your child’s creation.
Q. Does my child have to provide a computer?
No, we provide all required computers for almost all workshops – but sometimes we will run a BYOD workshop, but if this is a case it will be specifically mentioned in the workshop.
Q. Can we run private workshops?
Yes, at CodeSpace Education we can run private coding workshops for children, teenagers and adults at your school, workplace, library or organisation. We can sometimes also do private workshops at homes, but please contact us to discuss this further.
Q. Are we registered?
Yes, All of our staff over the age of 18 have the working with children’s check and we have $20 million public liability insurance and all of our staff are trained in risk management procedures & child safety and protection.
Q. Do the kids just sit in front of the computers all day?
No, we take recess and lunch breaks that are taken away from the computers to get some fresh air. We also will sometimes participate in learning activities that are done away from the computers (depends on the workshop).
Q. What if my child is sick on the day?
We understand that you can’t control when your kids get sick, which is why, unlike some of our competitors we will give you a full credit for a future workshop, providing proof is produced.
Q. Is there a child care rebate available?
We don’t offer any child care rebate available at this current time. Join our VIP Club so you know when it becomes available.