Exploring Game Design with Kodu

$349.00

Exploring Game Design with Kodu will introduce kids to a different style of programming – icon-based coding blocks. The Kodu environment is designed specifically for game development in 3D and it can express advanced game concepts in a simple and intuitive manner. Through the game making journey, your child will learn what is programming and ability to create a simple 3D game.

We have designed the course to be 8 hours; to be conducted over a 1-day duration. (9am – 6pm)

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Exploring Game Design with Kodu

Kodu is a new visual programming language made specifically for creating games. It is designed to be accessible for children and enjoyable for anyone. As the first level of game development, this course will introduce to a different style of programming – icon-based code blocks.

Requirement

  • No prior knowledge in programming is required

What do your kids learn?

  • Game design involves a process of ideation, planning, problem decomposition, functional modeling, synthesizing and testing.
  • Develop high-order logical thinking skills by learning conditionals and state machines.
  • Enhance creativity by going through storyboarding techniques and the game design process
  • Nurture communication skills and confidence in your kids when they present their newly created game to their peers.
  • Instead of being a passive consumer of games, let’s empower your kids to be creators of own games.

How do we at KidsCode impart our knowledge to your child?

  1. We will help them discover basic Kodu elements
  2. We will explore an existing Kodu game and break it down how the game works
  3. We will guide them to edit the Kodu game by replacing with their own objects and background
  4. We let them know that we will create a “Collect Apples” game
  5. Then we will sit down with them and think about a theme such as a plot and game setting before they start creating the game
  6. We will guide them through creating a simple “Collect Apples” game
  7. We will encourage the kids to explore and personalize the game

Key Takeaways

  • Bring home their very own self-designed game at the end of the course – A “Find Apples” game
  • Access to resources to learn more about 3D modeling design and programming

What’s next?

For Your Information

Our course center is located at #03-03, 51 Cuppage Road (Behind Centrepoint)

  • Laptops and course materials provided
  • Snacks and lunch provided for full day courses
  • Water dispenser available
  • Computer labs are located in the central area
  • Bring along your creative mindset and energy!
  • And also your own jacket in case it gets chilly!

Please note:

  • Our courses will only proceed with a minimum of 4 seats sold. We will inform you in advance by writing if the minimum is unfilled and the course is cancelled. Refunds will be made accordingly to you. Unless otherwise notified, the course will go ahead as scheduled.
  • Any other refunds will only be made on a case-by-case basis.
  • There may be filming & photography done during our workshop/classes. By registering your child’s attendance at this event, parents/guardians grant KidsCode.sg a perpetual licence to use the student’s work, photographs/videos of the student, and other materials for purposes such as publicizing or promoting the workshops/events and/or the students’ accomplishments on our website or on our partners’ websites.

Why Us?

Best Trainer-Student Ratio in SINGAPORE

1 Trainer to a max of 8 students for every class to ensure maximum attention is given to each student. As experienced educators, we know that lesson time shouldn’t be spent on waiting too long for a teacher to give one-on-one attention in a huge class.

Your Child’s Security is our UTMOST PRIORITY

CCTVs installed  in all classrooms and along the corridors to ensure your child’s safety.

Proper precautions will be taken for your child and we ensure that pick-up and drop-off is only performed by a registered guardian

Toilets just outside our premises which ensures your child will never be out of sight for more than 2 minutes.

All Equipment Provided

Don’t burden your kids with additional loads. There’s no need for any notebooks or tablets. All your child needs to bring is his/her inquisitive mind and a yearn to learn.

Central Location – Orchard Road

Well-connected by public transport, getting to us is never going to be an issue.  From Ion Orchard to Plaza Singapura…Parents can relax and shop…  while your kids are well taken care of @ KIDSCODE.

Value for Money Learning and Training

Contrary to what people think, enrichment for kids doesn’t have to cost a bomb. Our courses are priced not more than the hourly market rate. (PS: check out the price at other providers and divide out over the duration in hours)

NO HIDDEN charges, only PLEASANT surprises.

Maximum of 2 days for Courses during the HOLIDAY PERIOD

Our holiday courses are conducted for 1 or 2 day durations for 2 reasons.

First, this saves travelling time for both parents and children; Not to mention cost. Why spend ERP, carpark and petrol charges over 4-5 days? The math just ain’t right…

Second, spreading the course over too many days will dilute the effectiveness of the lesson and reduces retention. Time is wasted in every lesson when there is a need to recapitulate the previous lesson.