Creative Coding Level 4 - Making Games with Unity

Creative Coding Level 4 - Making Games with Unity

A perfect course for aspiring game makers, using one of the most prolific game engines.
  • Age
    10 to 14
  • Level
    Suitable for intermediate and advanced coders 
  • Date
    12 to 16 August
    Every day from 10AM to 4PM (early drop-off from 9AM; late pick-up until 5PM)
  • Price
    £465.00
  • Location
    Notting Hill - Colville School, Lonsdale Road, W11 2DF
    
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Single days are available to book for this course. Please email hello@blueshiftcoding.com for more information.

What’s included in the course

  • Teacher:student ratio of 1:6, ensuring top quality hands-on teaching.

    All equipment provided (but feel free to bring your laptop to research ideas!)

    Real time communication with parents using our online platform.
  • Learn and create with Unity, the engine used in gaming, TV, film, & Virtual Reality!

    For older children and intermediate/advanced students.

    Assessment and personalised teacher reports to ensure progress.
  • A focus on healthy learning - outdoor play every day, healthy snacks and drinks provided.

    Curriculum curated in conjunction with UCL.

    All staff are fully DBS checked & trained in both traditional and innovative teaching methods.
Keeping it fresh

Regardless of the course or how many times a student takes it, we do not repeat previous projects.

Students are always challenged and, when they are ready, they work on a fresh new projects.

Detailed information

Aimed at imaginative world-builders, this course will give 10 to 14 year-olds the tools to express themselves through game design. We will explore game mechanics and how some of our favourite games have been built with Unity, giving your child an understanding of the tool used by top developers globally to create 3D worlds!

Unity is one of the most prolific game engines on the market, with games such as Temple Run and Angry Birds made using Unity. Being able to create games for 25 different platforms, it has dominated mobile phone gaming since its inception.

This course, then, serves to introduce students to the world of Unity. Campers will start by making a maze game and learning how to create landscapes and objects in 3D, adding textures and materials. From here, they'll learn how to create characters, and how to program and spawn enemies to add into their own games.

After a solid foundational understanding of the engine the students will then learn how Unity is used to create Virtual Reality experiences; students will be able to build their own VR world and learn how to view it using Google cardboard apps!


Your child will learn:

  • How games are built: what are the elements of any successful game?
  • How to storyboard and build a game from scratch
  • Good and bad game design
  • Writing gaming scripts with C#
  • Building and creating 3D environments and interactive scenes
  • Creating multiple playable games from first-person to driving
  • Introduction to Virtual Reality and important VR concepts
  • How to share and play your own games

Camp Overview

9.00 - 10.00 Early arrival games, crafts and building projects
10.00 - 11.00

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

11.00 - 11.15  BREAK
11.15 - 12.30

Back to coding, building, designing and creating.

12.30 - 13.30 LUNCH
13.00 - 14.45

Back to class – let’s make our games!

14.45 - 15.00 BREAK
15.00 - 16.00

Finish off building and designing - it is time to test our games!

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Stay Connected

Every Friday we host a short parent-teacher meeting. We also use an online platform to provide live updates and allow you to connect with the class throughout the week. 

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FAQs:

  • Can I book individual days at a camp?
  • Which Creative Coding level should I sign my child up for?
  • My child doesn't have a laptop - will an iPad or tablet suffice instead?
  • Is there any specific software I should install in advance?
  • “The things I liked most about camp were proper teaching, creative approach and the fact that my daughter really learnt something while having fun”

    Rebecca

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