Making Games from Scratch to Industry Standard Techniques
Junior Game Creators is for anyone who wants to look deeper into what makes the games they play.
Over the course of our sessions in person and online they’ll learn about what makes games work. We then hand over the creation tools to our gamers. There is more to making games than might meet the eye and code is the cement that joins all the creative elements together.
We task our Junior Game Creators with designing their own versions of games they love to play in Scratch, the programming software that is now part of the national computing curriculum.
Once they master Scratch they can LEVEL Up and try our advanced content where we use an industry standard development tool called Construct. With the ability to publish their games on many devices, the world then becomes their oyster!
Model for Social Impact and Diversity in Learning to Code
Our Five2One model for providing sustainable social impact is why we started our mission back in 2014.
We call it Five2One because for every five schools that have a parent paid after school club we support schools less privileged on the JGC Academy for free. We provide access to quality workshops, tutorials and clubs for children with less advantaged backgrounds at no cost. This means our business will improve diversity and inclusion by creating a digital skills for all.
From 2014 to 2017, we have grown and have taught over 4,500 children and counting. All we ask is you start an after school club so we can continue to provide sustainable activities to children at schools that may be less fortunate than yourself.
How we nurture interest in code and keep learning fun.
My son thoroughly enjoyed the game maker holiday club and wanted to go for longer.
I will definitely be booking him to attend again in the Easter holidays. The sessions were well run and great value for money.