Game Development Level 1

In our Game Development I course, students become game developers. Their challenge is to create a maze-style computer game. This class is a great introduction to coding for students 6th grade and older.

An Introduction to Coding Basics

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.

Learn Through Play

Our goal with Game Developement, and all BrainSTEM courses, is to keep learners in a playful state of mind. In our Game Development I 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.

Celebrate Creativity

This isn’t your average coding course. Our Game Development I curriculum celebrates student creativity. Learners write storylines for their game, design heroic protagonists and evil villains using pixel art, and have access to a wide range of assets to custom design their game setting.

Inspiration to Pursue STEM Careers

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 I are given the title Game Developer and taught skills that actual game developers use to create fun and engaging games.

Fall Season 1

September 6 – October 28

About this course

Classes meet virtually once per week. Students have 24/7 access to all course materials and STEM community.

Class size: up to 12 students

Age range: 8-14 years old

What you need: Chromebook, laptop or other computer; reliable internet connection

Cost: $450

 

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