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Intro to GameDev

Program

GR 9-12

What is Intro to GameDev?

The Intro to GameDev course is designed for high schoolers that are new to or have beginner level experience in computer programming and are looking for an exciting challenge. In this course participants will create a simple computer game as their central project. To do so, participants will learn fundamental programming concepts in the Python programming language such as if/else statements, loops, functions, lists and classes through various exercises during live sessions. Participants will then use their conceptual knowledge to code an entire game from scratch. In addition to programming, learners will explore areas in graphic design to create all the graphic elements related to their game including game characters and backgrounds. Learners will also explore various topics in Earth and Space sciences, such as space travel and sustainable space exploration.

  • COST: $100.00 CAD (reduced from $125.00 CAD)
  • APPLICATION DEADLINE: January 23, 2021
PROGRAM DETAILS

Feb 9, 2021 to April 13, 2021 (10 weeks)

TUES 6:30 - 8:30 PM

ONLINE Eastern Daylight Time

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FAQ

Who can sign up for Intro to GameDev?
Anyone from Grades 9 to 12 can sign up for this program.

When does it take place?
Winter Term: Tuesdays 6:30 - 8:30 starting Feb 9, 2021 (start date is tentative and subject to change based on school calendar changes)

What topics can I expect to learn?
You can expect to learn all the basics and fundamentals of the Python programming language, as well as design principles including Gestalt principles. Your knowledge and work will go towards making a computer game.

How do I sign up?
Register at the top of this page!

Is there a fee to register?
The cost of participating is $100.00 CAD for 10 weeks (2 hr sessions weekly).

Where do the sessions take place?
The sessions for this program take place online through BlueJeans. All you have to do is download the program once (for free) and use the same link to join the session each week!

I’ve got questions, what do I do?
No problem, just email our NEXUS Program Manager, Sehrish Zehra at s.zehra@mathstronauts.ca.

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