Game Design with MakeCode Arcade

 (For 7 to 10 years old) 

Starting from a simple maze game, children will learn step by step on how to create a game of their own. In this course, they will learn the elements in game design, brainstorm and create game storyboards - and program the game into realization. With Kittenbot Meowbit (a Gameboy-like console), the game can be downloaded and carried around. 

Duration: 12 Hours (4 sessions)

Language: Bilingual in Cantonese and English

Pre-requisite: Some programming experience with block programming is an asset but not a must.

Level 1: Get To Know The Basics

Date: 19/7 - 22/7 (Mon - Thur)
Time: 09:00 - 12:00 (3 hours)

Duration: 12 Hours (4 sessions)

Tuition:  $3500

@HKSP Meeting Room 06

Level 2: Debug Your Games As A Professional

Date: 9/8- 12/8 (Mon - Thur)
Time: 09:00 - 12:00 (3 hours)

Duration: 12 Hours (4 sessions)

Tuition:  $3500

@HKSP Meeting Room 06

Note:

** Students can choose to purchase Kittenbot Meowbit at discounted price, and it will be delivered at the first class.  

Frequently asked questions

WHAT IS MAKECODE ARCADE?


MakeCode Arcade (https://arcade.makecode.com/) is developed by Microsoft. It is an online platform for children to build their own video games using Scratch-like drag-and-drop blocky interface, and their designed game can be downloaded to Meowbit: a Gameboy-like gaming console. The children can thus carry and play with their OWN games anywhere.




WHAT IS KITTENBOT MEOWBIT?


Kittenbot Meowbit is a Gameboy-like gaming console, to which the children can download their games from Microsoft MakeCode Arcade and carry the games with them.




WHO IS THIS COURSE FOR?


Children aged 7 to 10 who are interested in programming or game design. Basic understanding of block programming is desirable but not essential.




WHY LEARNING FROM CODING101?


Coding101 is Microsoft and Kittenbot education partner, and has been delivering STEM classes to students at all education levels since 2015. We have co-hosted MakeCode Arcade Competition in 2019 and 2020, and you could review the details at https://www.facebook.com/makecodearcade2020




WHAT CAN MICROSOFT MAKECODE ARCADE DO?


Microsoft MakeCode Arcade helps children build entertaining games playable in browser and Meowbit gaming console. Game-building with Microsoft MakeCode Arcade facilitates children’s understanding of: - Core programming concepts like loops and events - Mathematical concepts like coordinates and variables - Concept in physics like velocity and acceleration - Problem-solving techniques like researching skills and ‘divide and conquer’ and more...




WHAT DO I NEED TO PREPARE FOR THE COURSE?


Students need to bring their own laptops with Internet connectivity and charger. Students can purchase Meowbit gaming console but it is not a must for the course.