Welcome to Junior Game Creators
Virtual Holiday Workshops
There are few better ways to pass the time during school holidays than developing your own video game.
Trouble is, game development can seem difficult at first and many who attempt it without assistance often fail and lose interest.
This is where we come in.
Over the last 5 years our after school and holiday workshops have guided thousands of pupils into video game development by delivering our workshops in a fun and easy-to-follow atmosphere.
Having fun while making games quickly builds the skill and confidence of our pupils to a level that they can then create their own projects. And remember, we are always here to help you get unstuck.
Our Virtual Holiday Workshops use either the popular Scratch game engine or the professional Construct game engine alongside the more recently popular webinar service, Zoom. Using the chat function, Zoom allows pupils projects to be easily shared and is a great tool for helping pupils who may be stuck.
All of the programs mentioned above are free to use.
Please see below for our upcoming holiday workshops and how they are structured.
Holiday workshops will be held on:
Wednesday 2nd June – Coding with Scratch – 10:00 – 14:00
Wednesday 2nd June – Animating with Scratch – 10:00 – 14:00
Thursday 3rd June – Coding with Construct – 10:00 – 14:00
Choosing a workshop:
Coding with Scratch –
A couple of basic and easy going games in Scratch to help prepare for what may become a lifelong hobby. New games each day (typically suits ages 7 to 11)
Animating with Scratch –
Starting with the basics, pupils will adopt new skills and animation techniques that will improve the overall visual production of their games both old and new. Ages 7+
Coding with Construct –
Now we’re getting serious. Take your coding knowledge to the next level with industry standard game creation software (typically suits ages 9 to 16)
10:00 – 10:10 – Welcome and settling in period
10:10 – 10:30 – Live demonstration by our host of the game for this session
10:30 – 11:00 – Pupils code their game using the worksheet provided
11:10 – 11:30 – Challenges and customisation
11:30 – 12:15 – A chance to rest and refresh
12:15 – 12:25 – Settle back down and recap the morning session
12:25 – 12:45 – 2nd live demonstration by our host of the game for this session
12:45 – 13:15 – Pupils code their game using the worksheet provided
13:15 – 13:45 – Challenges and customisation
13:45 – 14:00 – Virtual certificate ceremony and group feedback