You can be an Award Winning Game Designer

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.

Starting Saturday 23rd January 2pm – 3pm
£120 per pupil | Bookings: hello@firstcoding.co.uk

BAFTA’s full terms and conditions can be found here: http://ygd.bafta.org/sites/default/files/uploads/YGDTermsandConditions2020-2021.pdf

Coding Projects on the Radio

Listeners to BBC Radio Wiltshire will be able to hear all about some of the great projects coming out of First Coding tomorrow morning. Hopefully the projects featured will demonstrate that even the most simplest of ideas can often be the most fun and creative. The game design idea that is being launched shortly is also revealed as we plan for a creative Christmas. I’ve been told the interview will be aired on the Breakfast Show tomorrow morning. The link will also be posted when it’s made available.

It’s Competition Time!

It’s that time of the year again where we launch our summer competition. The previous years have seen some great ideas being submitted and so we’re really looking forward to see what gets made this year.

The competition is open to all ages and abilities, runs for the month of August and games must be made in Scratch. This year, entries need to be based on a theme set by First Coding. This year’s competition theme is…

Signals

The competition is free to enter and entries can be emailed to hello@firstcoding.co.uk anytime during August. Judging will take place during the first week of September and prizes will be awarded shortly after. We will be awarding a £10 gift voucher for the best game produced as well as an additional £10 gift voucher for best creative effort.

Good luck!

 

Summer Workshops

We are gearing up for a creative summer once again and will be announcing our holiday coding workshops shortly. Back by popular demand will also be the App Building workshop and last year we saw a range of great games developed for phones and tablets – all with a pirate theme too!

Despite our summer classes being held online this year, we are looking at ways to compliment the workshops by posting creative packs out to participants. Included in the App Builders’ pack will be these rather nice keyrings that serve as a simple phone or tablet stand. Thanks to the pupils who have been testing these for us and helping to get the design just right.