Great Western studios, 65 Alfred road, london w2 5EU

Mon-Fri, 9.30am-6pm

Creative Coding Level 4 - Making Games with Unity

Notting Hill
A perfect course for aspiring game makers. Students will create their very own games with Unity - an engine used to make half of the games in the world! Students will leave the course with their own playable mobile game and knowledge of VR, AR and game-making techniques.
Price: £425
Ages: 10 to 14
Location: Colville Primary School W11
Dates: 29 July to 2 August
Option
Included in this course
  • Teacher:student ratio of 1:6 
  • Real time communication with parents using ClassDojo
  • Assessment and individual teacher reports
  • All equipment provided
  • Discover VR with Unity
  • For advanced coders
  • Outdoor play every day
  • Snacks and water provided
  • STEM activities and off-screen projects every day
  • Air-conditioned classrooms (Notting Hill camps)

Detailed Description

Whether you’re interested in programming or love art, design and making things, this course will give you the tools to express yourself creatively with Unity. We’ll start by making a maze game and learning how to build worlds in 3D, adding textures and materials.

We’ll learn all about game mechanics and how some of our favourite games have been built. We’ll learn how to create characters, and how to create and spawn enemies to add into our games.

Towards the end of the week, we’ll learn how Unity is used to create VR experiences; interested students will be able to build their own VR world and learn how to view it using Google cardboard.

Topics Covered

  • How games are built: what are the elements of any successful game?
  • How to storyboard games
  • How to translate storyboards to actual games inside Unity
  • JavaScript fundamentals
  • Advanced JavaScript (for more experienced students)
  • 3D design (creating scenes, materials and cameras - useful for architecture or any 3D design application!)
  • Creating and building characters
  • How to share and publish games

Prerequisites

This is our most advanced course for students aged 10 – 14. Students should have sufficient experience using different text-based coding languages; however, experience using Unity or VR is not essential.


A typical day at camp


9am

Early drop-off begins

9:45-10am

Welcome Campers! Sign in, wave your adults goodbye and buckle up for a day of fun.

10am

Kick off with ice-breaker games and get to know each other – we guarantee you’ll get to laugh at your teachers and their silly antics!

10:15am

Introduction to our activity for the day. Let’s get coding!

11:15am

Fruit snack and water.

11:30am

Back to coding, building, designing and creating.

12pm

Lunch box time – grab your packed lunch, fuel up and re-focus that brain of yours.

12:30pm

Outdoor games – let’s get physical (we may even re-enact some of the games we make on our laptops!) If the weather does not allow it, we will do some hands-on activities inside.

1pm

Back to class – let’s build robots!

2:15pm

Short break

2:30pm

Finish off building and engineering - it is time to program the robots!

3:30pm

Show and tell – you’ll get the chance to impress your friends with your fine handiwork, attention to detail and creativity.

4pm

Pack your bags, go home and chill out!

Please note that sometimes a teacher will change a schedule depending on students' ability and interests.

To read more about a typical day at a blue{shift} camp, take a look at our blog post "What Happens at a blue{shift} Coding Camp?"

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