Game Design with Microsoft MakeCode Arcade and Meowbit

For 7 - 11 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 a game design, brainstorm and create game storyboards - and program the game into realization.  With Kittenbot Meowbit (a game-boy like console), the game can be downloaded and carried around. 

Duration: 12 Hours

 

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

**  Microsoft MakeCode Arcade (https://arcade.makecode.com/) 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.

We are the education partner of Microsoft and Kittenbot Hong Kong.  You could refer to the contest we held in March and April here:  https://www.facebook.com/makecodearcade2020/ 

Level 1:

Option 1:

Date: Aug 3 - 6 (Mon-Thu)
Time: 9:30am - 12:30pm

Tuition: $3200 ($2400 till 31/5)

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

Option 3:

Date: Aug 3 - 6 (Mon-Thu)
Time: 2:00 - 5:00pm

Tuition: $3500 ($2625 till 31/5)

Duration: 12 Hours (4 sessions)
@Innocentre (Kowloon Tong)

Level 2:

Option 1:

Date: Aug 24 - 27 (Mon-Thu)
Time: 2:00
 - 5:00pm

Tuition: $3200 ($2400 till 31/5)

Duration: 12 Hours (4 sessions)

@Hong Kong Science Park

Option 2:

Date: Aug 17 - 20 (Mon-Thu)
Time: 2:00
 - 5:00pm

Tuition: $3200 ($2400 till 31/5)

Duration: 12 Hours (4 sessions)

@Hong Kong Science Park

Option 2:

Date: Aug 10 - 13 (Mon-Thu)
Time: 2:00 - 5:00pm

Tuition: $3500 ($2625 till 31/5)

Duration: 12 Hours (4 sessions)
@Innocentre (Kowloon Tong)

*** Enroll now to enjoy 25% off super 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 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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Level 1: 

  • Welcome to MakeCode Arcade

  • Simple Maze

  • Dodge Car

  • Squash

  • And more...

Level 2:

  • Shooting game

  • Super Platformer

  • Advance game elements

  • Games 2.0

  • And more...

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