Call us: 01628 621216

Python Game Developer

Age Guide: 11 to 16
Core Skill: Game Dev
Plus: Coding
Virtual Camp £375 £475
Day Camp £575
Residential Camp £995 £1295

94%

Recommend
this course

94%

Recommend
this course

Take Coding to the Next Level 

This course has been designed for children who already have some coding experience and are looking to progress the next level. Your child will learn the power of object-oriented programming (OOP) and apply these skills to create an impressive collection of interactive 2D game projects to take home! By the end of the week your child will be a more complete all-round coder.  

Read More

About this camp

This camp is fast-paced and designed for children with a logical mind. 

After a swift orientation of the core programming constructs, your child will learn object-orientation programming. This is where segments of code are written as blueprints and used repeatedly, meaning any updates will only need to be edited at the blueprint level, it's a methodology that creates efficient code and is used throughout the industry.

Throughout the week your child will learn advanced coding and mathematical concepts, from code that can react to keyboard presses and mouse inputs, through to reactive physics systems and much, much more. 

In addition to coding, your child will also learn about game lifecycles, user interaction and installation – culminating in an awesome series of retro 2D games to take home.

 

Read More

What your child will learn

  • Object-Orientated Paradigms (Abstraction, Encapsulation, Inheritance, Polymorphism)
  • Instance Variables & Functions
  • PyGame Usage (Windows, Events, Audio, Rendering)
  • Vector Mathematics (Creation, Addition, Scaling, Magnitude, Normalisation) 

Read More

Virtual Camp Required Specifications

Internet speed requirements

  • 5Mbps download speed and 3Mbps upload speed (per user)
  • If using FunTech Virtual Machine at least 6Mbps download speed and 6Mbps upload speed; lower speeds will work, but the quality of the remote computer experience will deteriorate (per user)
Speed Test

Minimum system requirements

  • OS: 64-bit Windows 7 or later or OS X 10.11 or later
  • Processor: 1.5GHz or faster 
  • Memory: 4GB (4,096MB) RAM
  • Free HDD space: 3GB 
  • Hardware: keyboard, mouse, and headset with microphone

 

How to check on Windows How to check on a Mac Compare your CPU

 

Would you like FunTech to check your system?

FunTech can check your system meets the minimum requirements prior to the start of the course for £5.00 a full system check. If your machine does not meet the minimum requirements for the course a virtual machine will be required.

Please note: before booking you must ensure your internet speed is capable of operating the virtual machine (see below)

 

Your computer does not meet minimum system requirements?

Rent a Virtual Machine from FunTech for £35.00 for the duration of the course

Minimum specification for virtual machine

  • OS: Windows 10 or macOS 10.9 or later
  • Processor: Core 2 Duo or better
  • Memory: 4GB DDR3
  • Graphics requirements known as GPU (Graphics Processing Unit): Intel GMA 950 or any dedicated GPU (with the latest drivers)

FAQs

Can I use childcare vouchers to pay for camps?

Absolutely. We accept a number of childcare voucher schemes. Please see our childcare voucher page for more details.

How long are your summer camps?

Our summer camps last for 5 days, Monday to Friday, 9:00am to 5:00pm (we do not offer single or 3 day camps). There is an option for early drop off (8:30am) and/or late pick up (5:30pm) each day.

Our residential camps vary slightly as we welcome students to check-in on Sunday at 5:00pm, check-out is Friday at 5:30pm. There is an option to extend your stay until Sunday at 2:30pm.

Please note: some locations’ start/end times may be vary: please check your welcome pack for specific details.

How academic are the courses?

We take pride in delivering courses that are both academic and most importantly, fun. No matter which class, your child will come away having learnt a lot, but not through ‘rote.’. We have top quality tutors who are great at engaging children and inspiring them. This is not about ‘playing games’ all day.

See all FAQs

Customers who viewed this camp also viewed

Java
Coder
AGE 11 - 16

From £375 - £575

Post-camp learning

Make your child’s holiday camp experience last the whole year!
FunTech OnBoard is a series of weekly tech challenges designed to follow on from their tech camp experience, consolidating the new skills they have learned and continue their tech development.

Only £95 for the whole year (if booked at the same time as your camp).

Learn more

24+ Years’ Experience

Small Class Sizes

Ofsted Registered

Structured Curriculum