In our Game Development course, students become game designers and developers. This course can be scaled, based on group age and ability, from 4th grade to 12th grade. We use popular programs such as Microsoft Arcade, Unity, and Unreal Engine. This class can be a great introduction to coding for beginners, or an advanced course in real-world game design.
Block-based coding with Microsoft Makecode introduces learners to coding in a familiar environment. Learners drag and drop blocks of code, allowing them to focus on the principles of coding without getting bogged down by unfamiliar jargon. Students more familiar with programming can skip to our advanced curriculum.
Our goal with Game Developement, and all BrainSTEM courses, is to keep learners in a playful state of mind. In our Game Development course, students are motivated to learn coding skills to make a fun and engaging computer game. At the end of the course, students will be able to share their game with friends.
This isn’t your average coding course. Our Game Development curriculum celebrates student creativity. Learners write storylines for their game, design heroic protagonists and evil villains using digital art, and have access to a wide range of assets to custom design their game setting.
Our goal at BrainSTEM is to inspire students to pursue STEM careers. Our Kindergarten to Career pipeline prepares students for success toward that goal. Learners in Game Development are given the title Game Developer and taught skills that actual game developers use to create fun and engaging games.
This class can be delievered in person or online. Contact us to license our Game Developement course for your group.
Class size: up to 24 students
Age range: 8-18 years old
What’s included: Our digital curriculum includes 8 modules (approx. 16 hours) with videos, downloadable resources, and assessments.
What you need: Chromebook, laptop or other computer; reliable internet connection