Introduction to Game Development

This course is an introduction to game development for kids using the SCRATCH education platform developed at MIT. Students will also learn the basic concepts of game development and much more.

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By: Lester Williams Last updated Thu, 22-Feb-2024 English
What will i learn?
  • Understanding of how games are developed
  • Knowledgeable with the history and evolution of gaming
  • Learn the fundamentals of programming
  • Scratch programming
  • Basic commands
  • Coding syntax
  • Designing Algorithms
Curriculum for this course
17 Lessons 14:33:13 Hrs
  • Using Scratch for coding 01:00:00 Hours
  • Programmed To Dance 01:00:00 Hours
  • Step By Step - 10 Code Blocks 01:00:00 Hours
  • My Studio - Debug It 01:00:00 Hours
  • About Me 01:00:00 Hours
  • Performing Scripts - Build A Band 01:00:00 Hours
  • The History of Every Gaming Console Ever 00:15:18 Hours
  • The History of Every Handheld Ever 00:11:09 Hours
  • Video Game Genres: Everything You Need to Know 00:06:46 Hours
  • Programmed To Dance - Reflections 01:00:00 Hours
  • Step by Step - Reflections 01:00:00 Hours
  • 10 Blocks - Reflections 01:00:00 Hours
  • My Studio - Reflections 01:00:00 Hours
  • Debug It - Reflections 01:00:00 Hours
  • About Me - Reflections 01:00:00 Hours
  • Performing Scripts - Reflections 01:00:00 Hours
  • Build A Band - Reflections 01:00:00 Hours
  • Have access to a desktop or laptop computer with camera
  • Have a steady internet connection
  • Comfortable with using a keyboard and mouse
  • Familiarity with browsing the web and using Google Chrome

This course, aimed at young kids from 8 to 12 years old, will prepare students with basic coding fundamentals such as problem solving, creative decision process, learning how to craft a storyline, iterate on their code and much more.  By the end of the course, students will have completed their own portfolio or 3 or more games.

Starting with an overview of the Gaming Industry landscape from the early days of modern games and its evolution through the years (consoles, iconic games, game demos, etc), students will learn the basic concepts of game development, technical terms and what they mean, various development platforms and much more.  They will be introduced to the MIT-created SCRATCH coding platform and assigned their own accounts for further learning, creation and development.

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