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 RPGs, side scrollers, and physics-based games. Students learn a foundation of programming basics and apply them as they build a different class of game each day. Use the level editor to create a physics game like Angry Birds and design platformer and top-down worlds. At the end of the week, show off your own original games and play them with friends and family. No prior programming experience required.

What Students Learn

  • Day 1: Programming Basics
  • Day 2: Level Design
  • Day 3: Physics Games
  • Day 4: Top-Down Games
  • Day 5: Game Studio

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
8 activities
Let’s start with the basics of coding with animation and keyboard events.
2. Frame-based Animation
5 activities
Program animations by switching between multiple costumes in a loop.
3. Custom Characters
7 activities
Program, animate and customize characters using Tynker's Character Creator.
4. Physics
6 activities
Use the physics engine and build physics destruction games.
5. Impulse
6 activities
Use physics impulses to control and animate characters.
6. Level Design
3 activities
Discover Tynker's Platformer Level Editor through these puzzles.
7. Multi-level Games
1 activity
Create games with multiple levels using Tynker's Level Editor.
8. Top-Down Game Design
4 activities
Discover Tynker's Top Down Level Editor through these puzzles.
9. Create a Top-Down Game
1 activity
Create a detailed multi-level game using the Top Down Level Editor.
10. Make Games - Pong
2 activities
Use all of the knowledge you've learned so far and make cool games!
11. Make Games - Space Breaker
2 activities
Use all of the knowledge you've learned so far and make cool games!
12. Make Games - Medieval Soccer
2 activities
Use all of the knowledge you've learned so far and make cool games!
13. Make Games - Arcade Shooter
2 activities
Use all of the knowledge you've learned so far and make cool games!
14. Make Games - Platformer
2 activities
Use all of the knowledge you've learned so far and make cool games!
15. Make Games - Cannon Fight
2 activities
Use all of the knowledge you've learned so far and make cool games!
16. Make Games - Maze Game
2 activities
Use all of the knowledge you've learned so far and make cool games!
17. Make Games - Tower Offense
2 activities
Use all of the knowledge you've learned so far and make cool games!