Course

Middle School Game Design 1a: Introduction

Pre-Requisites:
Credits: 0.5
Estimated Completion Time: 1 segment/16-18 weeks


Description

We all love to play video games – but have you ever wanted to build your own? If you are interested in a career in technology but also want a creative outlet, Game Design might be the field for you. Learn how to build a game from the ground up in Middle School Game Design 1, an interactive and hands-on course that will teach you all the ins and outs of making your own game. You will learn the importance of game structure and discover what makes a game fun, challenging, and interesting to players just like you. You will also have the opportunity to explore the design and creative process involved in game creation, learn block-based programs, and experiment with character and story development. As a bonus, you will leave the course with a digital portfolio of everything you created in class.

Major Topics and Concepts

Unit 1: What’s in a Game?

Unit 2: Starting from Scratch

Unit 3: Let’s Get to Work!

Unit 4: Time to Plan



Grading Policy

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