The Game Ideas Generator

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.

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

Play a Puzzle Game

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 Week of Workshops

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.

Keep building everyone and don’t forget about the free Scratch competition we’re running this month. Please keep an eye out for future weekend and after school coding clubs run by First Coding. It would be great to see you all again.

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!