Video Game Design II For Kids

If you loved creating games with Kodu in my video game design class, continue the fun in part 2 of the course.

This class is part 2 of my popular video game design class for beginner coders. Help your child learn more advanced coding techniques and about coding blocks not used in the first course. Part 2 of video game design focuses on using variables in different ways to create scoring, timers, checkpoints, and more.

What you’ll learn

  • Students learn to use more advanced coding logic by utilizing PAGES available in the Kodu program..
  • Students are introduced to variables in coding to create scoring in their games..
  • Students learn how to create checkpoints to save a players progress..
  • Students learn to use sub-routines in their coding..
  • Students learn to how to create and code portals to teleport characters to different parts of the game map..

Course Content

  • Class Introduction –> 1 lecture • 1min.
  • Adding Scoring To Your Games –> 1 lecture • 15min.
  • Timer/Survival Games –> 1 lecture • 16min.
  • Teleporting –> 1 lecture • 12min.
  • Character Transformation –> 1 lecture • 13min.
  • Checkpoints –> 2 lectures • 27min.
  • Final Game –> 3 lectures • 22min.

Video Game Design II For Kids

Requirements

  • Students must take my first Video Game Design class prior to taking this course..

This class is part 2 of my popular video game design class for beginner coders. Help your child learn more advanced coding techniques and about coding blocks not used in the first course. Part 2 of video game design focuses on using variables in different ways to create scoring, timers, checkpoints, and more.

  • Students learn to use more advanced coding logic by utilizing PAGES available in the Kodu program.
  • Students are introduced to variables in coding to create scoring in their games.
  • Students learn how to create and code portals to teleport characters to different parts of the game map.
  • Students learn how to add character transformation to their games, allowing a player to switch characters in the game.
  • Students learn how to create checkpoints to save a players progress.
  • Students learn to use sub-routines in their coding.
  • Overall, students learn to create more complex and interesting games.

Important: Kodu currently only runs on Windows. Please test running Kodu prior to signing up for the class. Kodu is a free download. Simply Google “Kodu Game Lab.” This course is designed for parents that want to help their kids (Ages 7-10) continue to learn more advanced coding in the Kodu program.

Student Support:  After each video lesson, students complete an activity to help them practice what they learned.  If students have trouble, there are  pictures and a video review in the instructor solution.

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