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GAME ON! Scratch Masters Design Your Own Game, [Ages 7-10], 6 Jul - 24 Aug...

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Saturday Kids @ Thomson Plaza

#02-15 Thomson Plaza

301 Upper Thomson Road

Singapore, Singapore 574408

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Explore the intricate art of game design and development and take game programming to a whole new level with Scratch!

What makes a game fun and engaging? How do game designers keep users entertained? In this course, students will learn how to use create games using Scratch.

KEEPIN’ IT SHORT & SNAPPY
  • Introduction into the world of Game Design
  • For ages 7 to 10
  • Requires Start with Scratch: Adventures in Time or Equivalent block-based programming experience

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“My kids had a blast & came home armed with knowledge & information which they were excited to share with us.” - Maya, Parent


Here’s what the inside of a simple Scratch game looks like.



Credit: Simple Fruit Ninja by 233www.

Using their knowledge from our Start with Scratch course, kids are able to create shooting games like this.

Credit: Shoot the Octopus by fong_kah_chun86.

Our instructors will guide students and help them understand what makes a game great. In this Game On! course, kids will learn basic concepts of game design with more advanced Scratch programming concepts to create games that are fun, engaging and addictive.

Credit: Roller Day v1 by gaomikado271.

With practice and patience, kids will be able to create simple motion activated games using the camera function like this:

Credit: Save the Minifigs! by ericr.

Then kids will put together what they've learnt, come up with solutions and brainstorm with their friends on how to make their games more engaging, creating an original game which players will enjoy.

Here are some of the projects our very own students have created!

Credit: mini monkey 1 by Ningja01

Credit: game on project back up by herobrine234345

Join us as we journey into the world of gaming and experience what it's like being a game developer!

OH! THE STUFF YOU'LL LEARN!
  • Factors to consider when making a game
  • Creating Game Variables
  • Understanding Nested + Concurrent "IF"
  • Using Camera Motion and Sound Detection
  • Creating a Multiplayer Game
  • Understanding Cloning
  • Using Gravity to create a platformer game
  • Understanding Define Block

LIFE SKILLS LEARNT
  • Game Design

  • Creative Confidence

  • Presentation Skills


Pedagogy

No lectures. No memorisation. No ONE right answer. Like real life, we're all about trying things out, failing, figuring what went wrong & trying again. These are the skills & mindset that will last a lifetime. Let's get kids to learn how to learn.
Because the kids who learn to learn become curious, inventive, resourceful human beings who solve real world problems to make meaningful impact.

Parents love us

"My kids had a blast & came home armed with knowledge & information which they were excited to share with us." - Joanne, Parent

"Thank you for a wonderful and exciting enrichment program that is so much more than academics.. it’s fun but for me as a mum, an important future skill set for my son." - Rachel, Parent

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Got more questions on this course of awesomeness?

Read our FAQ section below!
Call us & we'll call you back! +65 3159 0980
Email us! hello@saturdaykids.com

Frequently Asked Questions

1. My child has not taken Start with Scratch: Adventures in Time. Can he / she join this course?

It is highly recommended that the child has prior background in block based programming as this course will refer to concepts taught in that course.

2. My child is younger than 7. Can he / she join?

If your child is new to programming, we would recommend he/she joins the Tiny Techies (BeeBot & Scratch Junior) course. If he/she has already completed our Scratch Level 2 class, then get in touch with us and we’ll be happy to recommend which course will be best for your child.

3. I've enrolled my child, what will he/she need to bring?

We’ll provide all equipment and materials, but you may want to bring a jacket and light snacks in case he/she gets hungry.

Please note:

  • This workshop will proceed with a minimum of 4 tickets sold. We will inform you in advance if the workshop is cancelled. Refunds will be made accordingly. Unless otherwise notified, the workshop will go ahead.
  • We will be filming and taking photographs of the children in our workshop. By registering a child's attendance at this workshop, parents/guardians grant Saturday Kids a perpetual licence to use the student's work, photographs or videos of the student, and other materials for purposes such as publicising or promoting our workshops/events and the students’ accomplishments on Saturday Kids' website or on our partners' websites.
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