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Game Design with Microsoft MakeCode Arcade and Meowbit

For 7 - 11 years old

Children will extend what they learn on Scratch and learn about core concepts in game programming, physics and mathematics with MakeCode Arcade, a block-programming language created by Microsoft.

 

Duration: 9 - 12 Hours

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

MakeCode Arcade is an online platform for children to build their own video games using Scratch-like drag-and-drop blockly interface, and their designed game can be downloaded to Meowbit - a Game-boy like gaming console.  The children can thus carry and play with their OWN games anywhere.

 

Option 1:

Date: July 8-11 (Mon-Thu)
Time: 9:30am - 12:30pm

Tuition: $3200

Duration: 12 Hours (4 sessions)
@Hong Kong Science Park

Option 3:

Date: July 29,31,Aug 1 (3 Days)
Time:
9:30am - 12:30pm

Tuition: $2640

Duration: 9 Hours (3 sessions)

@Innocentre (Kowloon Tong)

Option 2:

Date: Jul 29 - Aug1 (Mon-Thu)
Time: 
9:30am - 12:30pm

Tuition: $3200

Duration: 12 Hours (4 sessions)

@Hong Kong Science Park

***Enroll now to enjoy 15% off early bird discount (Valid till 31/5)

*Students need to bring their own laptops with Internet connectivity and Meowbit gaming console.
** Meowbit is available for sale in our online shop

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

What is Microsoft MakeCode Arcade?

Microsoft MakeCode Arcade is an online educational programming platform for building interactive games. It consists of a simple, block-based drag-and-drop interface and is suitable even for children with minimal experience in programming.

What is Meowbit?

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

Who should learn MakeCode Arcade?

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

What do I need for the class?

Students need to bring their own laptops with Internet connectivity and a Meowbit gaming console.  Meowbit is available for sales in our online shop, and will be given to the students prior to the start of the first class.

Why learn from Coding101?

Coding101 is Microsoft education partner, and has been delivering STEM classes to students at all education levels since 2014.  

Our curriculum has been proven to be both educational and entertaining to our students.

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 IS THE COURSE OUTLINE?

Our course is project-based. Students will be given ample chances to work individually or in groups for various projects.

 

    • Welcome to MakeCode Arcade

    • My First Player

    • Simple Maze

    • I’m a Space shooter!

    • Fun Platformer

    • And more...