Are you finding it frustrating that you can’t design nice looking sprites and backgrounds in your Scratch games? Check out this short video and learn a few simple but effective techniques to make your creations look great.
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.
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: firstname.lastname@example.org
BAFTA’s full terms and conditions can be found here: http://ygd.bafta.org/sites/default/files/uploads/YGDTermsandConditions2020-2021.pdf
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.
It’s time to get festive and creative!
Saturday 12th December 2pm – 4pm
£20 per pupil | Bookings: email@example.com
A huge thank you to everyone who entered the Summer Scratch Coding Competition. Here we reveal the winner as well as a few mentions of projects that really impressed us – Well done to all!
Why not sit in the shade and play one of our Scratch games made last week. We were looking at designing puzzle games and came up with this idea. The game is called Tree House and you have to try and build on all the woodland but watch out, nature has other ideas! Click here to play: http://firstcoding.co.uk/treehouse.html
What’s really nice is that it’s optimised for mobile devices. A standalone, Scratch built game for mobile – don’t underestimate what Scratch can do.
A huge thank you to everyone who attended the recent workshops. Due to the range of ages and abilities we actually split the intended workshop into smaller groups which made for a busy but very creative week.
All the Scratch games made in the sessions were absolutely brilliant and I hope everyone learnt something new, especially when we looked at all the different ways to circulate your projects.