About this Course
The Intro to GameDev course is designed for high schoolers that 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 this 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. To succeed in this course, learners are encouraged to take the IGNITE Tech Explore (Level 2.5) course, or have some previous experience programming in Python.
Who can sign up for an IGNITE Program course?
Anyone in grades 9 to 12 can sign up for an IGNITE course.
Please make a decision based on your previous experiences and comfort levels.
How do I sign up?
imply click register and complete the Registration process. You will receive a confirmation email once your registration is complete!
What happens after I register?
You will receive an email from our team containing a Google Classroom class code. Add the class to your Google Classroom - inside the classroom you will find the weekly link to the sessions and all other content (slides, assignments, games, etc.).
Is there a fee to register?
The cost of participating is $140.00 CAD for 10 weeks!
Where do the sessions take place?
The sessions take place virtually on a platform called BlueJeans. All you have to do is download the program once (for free) and use the same link to join the session each week!
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