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Indie Game Builder

Ages 9 to 13   |   Updated from 2D Game Design

2 Week Virtual Course (10 days, Mon - Fri)

Option 1: Morning Session 09:00 – 12:15
Option 2: Afternoon Session 13:15 – 16:30

£375.00

Learn how to design an Indie game in our online video game design classes.

Our Indie Game Builder online course is great introduction to video game design for kids. We use hands-on exercises and projects to teach your child the skills and techniques required to design and build an interactive game. They'll get an introduction to core coding concepts and learn how to export and publish their game on the web. At the end of the week, your child will have created their own video game and will be able to use their new skills to create more games.

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About this course

This online video game design course helps kids with the game design process from the ground up. Your child will begin by understanding the principles of a successful indie game, such as user experience, display area, and more.

Through a series of fun, game-based exercises led by our expert online tutors, they’ll learn to use event-based programming to animate, control, and position their objects. Their code will consider a broad range of events and outcomes. What should an object do if it collides with a wall? The code has the answer!

Additional concepts covered include game logic, digital media creation, creative asset management, programming concepts, and user interaction. Once they’ve mastered all that, they’ll design and build their own game. Finally, they’ll export it and produce a finished product that everyone can play!

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  • Course Duration
    2 weeks (Monday - Friday)
  • Hours per Day
    3 hours (morning or afternoon)
  • Screen Breaks
    1 x 15 minutes
  • Lesson Time
    30 Hours

What your child will learn

  • Construct 2 
  • Creating Sprites (Sprite Sizes, Transparency, Collision Polygons) 
  • Creating Animations (Frames-Per-Second, Looping) 
  • Objects (Assigning Sprites, Placement in Levels, Instancing) 
  • Event-Based Programming (Events, Actions) 
  • Branching (If-Statements, Else-Statements)
  • Iteration (For-Loops) 
  • Families (inheritance)
  • Exporting Games as Web Apps

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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)
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Minimum system requirements

  • OS: 64-bit Windows 7 or later
  • Processor: 1.5GHz or faster 
  • Memory: 2GB (2,048MB) RAM
  • Free HDD space: 1GB 
  • Hardware: keyboard, mouse, and headset with microphone

 

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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)

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