Design and Code Your Own Game Presented by the Maine Charitable Mechanics Association. Harness your creativity and become a game designer! Using Scratch, a free creative coding platform from MIT, learn basic concepts of programming while building simple yet ridiculously fun computer games. Use your art skills to create backgrounds, characters, and the other sprites that comprise a game. Then, using the visual blocks language, you learn to build game mechanics like jumping, moving platforms, and special abilities.
You'll be able to:
Design backgrounds, sprites, and 2D game levels
Add movement, action, and score-keeping
Practice collaborative coding
Test and debug your code
Playtest and iterate on your level designs to create better gaming experiences
This class is for students who are new to coding or would like to expand their abilities with Scratch. Previous programming experience is not required.
TUITION: $245 + FEES: $0
Dwight Thorne teaches Math at King Middle school and has been involved in STEM robotics and coding programs. mainemechanicshall.org
All supplies are provided, but you can bring your own laptop.