Coding: An Introduction to Game Development

Stream until Tue 1st Nov
20 mins
Life skills
Life skills
Jez WhitworthHost: Together with a background in software development and his teaching experience, Jez is able to create innovative and exciting approaches to deliver fun and creative lessons for all ages and abilities. He is Head of Computer Science at a special needs school and is the founder of First Coding which offers creative coding courses in and around the Salisbury area.

Ever wanted to develop your own computer game?

This class is for any budding game designers out there. Are you interested in producing your own game but lacking the skills, confidence or don’t know where to begin? Your game development journey starts here!

This is a really engaging class for complete beginners, students will see their progress over a really short space of time and get a real sense of if this is a Life Skill they are keen to develop further. 

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After you have taken part in this class can learn to Build Your Own Game in Python! A mini-series of 4 exciting coding classes.

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Safeguarding reminder: We know that the safety of your child is of the utmost importance. This is why we use Zoom's Webinar feature to provide our live classes, where by default, your child's webcam and microphone are disabled.

Key takeaways:
  • How to push yourself creatively when coding
  • The best approach to starting a portfolio of work
  • Ways to get involved with the game development community and get your game noticed
Suitable for:

This class is suitable for all ages, especially for those with an interest in computing and design.

Class requirements:

Students will require a laptop with internet connection to view the class. A pen and notepad will also be required during the lesson.

What to expect:
  • This class will take place online via a Zoom webinar.
  • For live classes, please arrive promptly. Students' cameras and microphones are disabled by default.
  • For on demand classes, students will be watching a recording of a previous live class.
  • Once you have signed up, you will be taken to your dashboard where you can view details of the class, and re-watch it in the future.
  • Students will be sent confirmation of the class to their email address if provided.

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