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Game Creation

Programming may appear unappealing pupils, but it is how games are made! We can offer three levels of games coding from KS1 all the way up to gifted and more able pupils.

Programming games gives the pupils many learning opportunities and skill sets including:

Resilience and problem solving
A deeper understanding of Mathematics
Engagement with STEM subjects
Planning and developing ideas
Understanding logic and abstraction
Developing a wider understanding of programming including conditionals and variables
Attention to detail
Team work

What we Offer

ScratchJr is an introductory programming language that enables younger children (ages 5-7) to create their own interactive stories and games. Children snap together graphical programming blocks to make characters move, jump, dance and sing. Children can modify characters in the paint editor, add their own voices and sounds, even insert photos of themselves then use the programming blocks to make their characters come to life.

Kodu is a visual programming language for pupils that runs on the PC and it is specifically designed to be accessible to children who want to make their first game. Kodu can be used to teach creativity, problem solving, storytelling, as well as programming. Anyone can use Kodu to make a game with no design or programming skills.

Tickle is a visual programming language (Blockly) that runs on the iPad and allows pupils to build complex games that use functions such as tilt and touch controls of the iPad. It also uses voice synthesis to make some cool games.

Scratch is a free visual programming language developed to help young people learn to think creatively, reason systematically and work collaboratively. It is used to easily create interactive stories, animations, games, etc. and provides a stepping stone to the world of computer programming. It can also be used for a range of educational and entertainment purposes from maths and science projects, including simulations and visualizations of experiments, recording lectures with animated presentations, animated stories and interactive art

Construct 2 is an HTML5-based 2D game editor, allowing quick creation of games in a drag-and-drop fashion using a visual editor and a behaviour based logic system. This is the Rolls Royce model for games creation and allows pupils to create games that will run on most platforms including mobile phones and iPads. This tool is used by professional game makers and is widely used to create commercial games on the apps store.