The workshops got off to a great start this week, in particular the BAFTA Young Game Designers course as students work towards creating their awesome games to enter into the national competition.
Do you find yourself stuck for inspiration when it comes to making games? We’ve put together the Ideas Generator to help you out. Just click on the link and hit the spin button to get a new, random game idea. Click here to spin.
Thank you to everyone who attended the online Christmas cracker workshop. Children built interactive animations that selected random jokes from a list. You can view one of the projects here: https://scratch.mit.edu/projects/462933204/ Here’s wishing everyone a very happy Christmas and may your cracker jokes be funny as ours!
As families will be playing their favourite traditional games over Christmas, an idea was hatched to look at building a variety of timers that people can use when playing. Here are three examples of our timers built using Scratch, they’re Super Mario themed!
Game designers assemble! You could be an award winner game designer.
This is First Coding’s most exciting workshop yet! Join our 6 week game design workshop and build a game to enter into next year’s prestigious BAFTA Young Game Designer Awards. The sessions will help you refine your ideas, getting them ready for submission to the Design Awards.
To join in, you should be familiar with Scratch, between 11 & 15 years old and have bucket loads of enthusiasm.
First Coding is making a series of Salisbury themed games that will help raise money for charity in the new year. The second game, Coffee Shop Simulator is finished and it featured on local radio this week. Take a listen.
First Coding will be running the popular creative Christmas Coding Workshop next month for 7 to 11 year olds. Using Scratch, we’ll be learning how to make our own animated cracker joke generators. All our workshops are currently being hosted online via Zoom.
First Coding is very pleased to announce that we’ll be hosting coding classes on the Satchel platform. Satchel are the people behind Show Your Homework, something that a number of pupils and parents might be familiar with.
First Coding’s first class was on game design with the key takeaways being as follows:
How to push yourself creatively when coding.
The best approach to starting a portfolio of work.
Ways to get involved with the game dev community and get your game noticed
First Coding is very pleased to announce that we’ll be starting our popular after school coding club at Bishop Wordsworth’s School after the half term break. The club went online during lock down which was great but nothing quite beats having everyone in the classroom creating together.