Description

Learn to plan and design a variety of game types. Over the course of a week, you will design and build 2D platformers, top-down games, side scrollers, and physics-based games. Campers will build a foundation of programming basics and apply them as they build a different class of game each day. Work on a collaborative project with friends. At the end of the week, show off your original games and play them with friends and family. No prior programming experience required.

What Students Learn

  • Day 1: Animation and Basics
  • Day 2: Music and Level Design
  • Day 3: Adventure Game
  • Day 4: Physics Games
  • Day 5: Collaborative Exercise

Technical Requirements

* Online courses require a modern desktop computer, laptop computer, Chromebook, or Netbook with Internet access and a Chrome (29+), Firefox (30+), Safari (7+), or Edge (20+) browser. No downloads required.

1. Introduction
13 activities
Let’s start with the basics of coding with animation and keyboard events.
2. Animation
4 activities
Animate Actors using costumes, loops and wait blocks.
3. Frame-based Animation
5 activities
Program animations by switching between multiple costumes in a loop.
4. Custom Characters
7 activities
Program, animate and customize characters using Tynker's Character Creator.
5. Drums and Instruments
8 activities
Create your own music, drum set and band using synthesized music!
6. Drawing Puzzles
9 activities
Put your drawing skills to the test! Make the most awesome programmatic drawing!
7. Drawing with Colors
5 activities
Program Actors to move and draw using the pen tool.
8. Drawing Patterns
4 activities
Create colorful drawings by changing the pen color and using multiple Actors.
9. Physics
6 activities
Use the physics engine and build physics destruction games.
10. Impulse
6 activities
Use physics impulses to control and animate characters.
11. Pong Game
1 activity
Learn how to make a Pong game.
12. Cannon Fight Game
1 activity
Learn to make a 2 player, physics based cannon game.
13. Top-Down Game Design
4 activities
Discover Tynker's Top Down Level Editor through these puzzles.
14. Create a Top-Down Game
1 activity
Create a detailed multi-level game using the Top Down Level Editor.
15. Custom Adventure Generator
4 activities
Use the ask and answer code blocks to tell dynamic adventure stories.
16. 2 Player Games
5 activities
Learn to make a 2 player space battle game.
17. Make Games - Space Breaker
2 activities
Use all of the knowledge you've learned so far and make cool games!
18. Make Games - Medieval Soccer
2 activities
Use all of the knowledge you've learned so far and make cool games!
19. Make Games - Arcade Shooter
2 activities
Use all of the knowledge you've learned so far and make cool games!
20. Make Games - Platformer
2 activities
Use all of the knowledge you've learned so far and make cool games!
21. Make Games - Maze Game
2 activities
Use all of the knowledge you've learned so far and make cool games!
22. Make Games - Tower Offense
2 activities
Use all of the knowledge you've learned so far and make cool games!