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2019 Syllabus

Here is the full syllabus for the 2019 Glasgow Summer Games Dev, Robotics and Engineering Boot Camp. If you want more info about the syllabus or want to learn more about our Summer camp then please click the links below.

KIDS SUMMER COMPUTER GAMES DEVELOPMENT BOOT CAMP GLASGOW COURSE SCHEDULE FOR AGE 6 TO 9 AND 9 TO 14

Week 1 – (1st July – 5th July 2019) – 2D COMPUTER GAMES DEVELOPMENT AND ESSENTIALS OF COMPUTING. CODING ELEMENT IS INCLUDED

2D Games Development using any of the games platform i.e. Unity, Unreal Engine, Stencyl, Game Maker etc.

  • Download and install programs
  • What is a game?
  • How are games made?
  • Understanding layout
  • Actors, backgrounds, scenes and sounds
  • Testing created games
  • Behaviours and events
  • Peer game testing

Multiplayer Games

  • Adding collectables
  • Drawing a score board
  • Connecting to a network
  • Playing multiplayer with other kids in the classroom

Introduction

  • What is a computer?
  • Operating systems
  • Files, folders and paths
  • File types
  • The PC
  • Windows versions
  • CPUs
  • Memory types
  • Components of a PC

Software

  • What is software?
  • Downloading software
  • Installing software
  • Uninstalling software
  • What can software do inside a computer?

Hardware

  • What is hardware?
  • Examples of hardware
  • Hardware vs software
  • Identifying input/output ports

The Internet

  • Browsers
  • Cookies
  • Search engines
  • Password security
  • Websites
  • URLs
  • Downloading using the internet

Other activities and projects with:

  • Robotics
  • Game Development
  • Mechanical & Lego Engineering
Week 2 – (8th July – 12th July 2019) – 2D COMPUTER GAMES DEVELOPMENT AND ESSENTIALS OF MS OFFICE AND CODING

2D Games Development using any of the games platform i.e. Unity, Unreal Engine, Stencyl, Game Maker etc.

  • Download and install programs
  • What is a game?
  • How are games made?
  • Understanding layout
  • Actors, backgrounds, scenes and sounds
  • Testing created games
  • Behaviours and events
  • Peer game testing

Multiplayer Games

  • Adding collectables
  • Drawing a scoreboard
  • Connecting to a network
  • Playing multiplayer with other kids in the classroom

Open Office

  • Installing Open Office
  • Making a document
  • Customising headings and text
  • Alignments
  • Text effects

Excel Spreadsheets

  • Spreadsheet building
  • Rows and columns
  • Charts
  • Formulae

Basics of Programming

  • Different languages
  • Variables
  • Loops
  • Decisions
  • Functions

Other activities and projects with:

  • Robotics
  • Game Development
  • Mechanical & Lego Engineering

Week 3 – (15th July – 19th July 2019) – 2D GAMES DEVELOPMENT, CUSTOMISING PC’s AND CODING

2D Games Development using any of the games platform i.e. Unity, Unreal Engine, Stencyl, Game Maker etc.

  • Download and install programs
  • What is a game?
  • How are games made?
  • Understanding layout
  • Actors, backgrounds, scenes and sounds
  • Testing created games
  • Behaviours and events
  • Peer game testing

Multiplayer Games

  • Adding collectables
  • Drawing a scoreboard
  • Connecting to a network
  • Playing multiplayer with other kids in the classroom

Customising PC’s

  • Changing the background
  • Screensavers
  • Shortcuts

Programming Concepts

  • Syntax of code
  • Loops
  • If-else constructs
  • Functions

Other activities and projects with:

  • Robotics
  • Game Development
  • Mechanical & Lego Engineering
Week 4 – (22nd July – 26th July 2019) – 2D COMPUTER GAMES DEVELOPMENT AND ANIMATION. CODING ELEMENT IS INCLUDED

2D Games Development using any of the games platform i.e. Unity, Unreal Engine, Stencyl, Game Maker etc.

  • Download and install programs
  • What is a game?
  • How are games made?
  • Understanding layout
  • Actors, backgrounds, scenes and sounds
  • Testing created games
  • Behaviours and events
  • Peer game testing

Multiplayer Games

  • Adding collectables
  • Drawing a scoreboard
  • Connecting to a network
  • Playing multiplayer with other kids in the classroom

Animation

  • Use pivot animator
  • Create players
  • Import sprites/models
  • Move players
  • Use frames and onion layers
  • Create motion of at least 30 seconds
  • Interactivity with players

Concepts of Coding

  • Python or C#
  • Variables
  • Loops
  • Decisions
  • Functions

Other activities and projects with:

  • Robotics
  • Game Development
  • Mechanical & Lego Engineering
Week 5 – (29th July – 2nd August 2019) – 2D GAMES DEVELOPMENT AND POWERPOINT. CODING ELEMENT IS INCLUDED

2D Games Development using any of the games platform i.e. Unity, Unreal Engine, Stencyl, Game Maker etc.

  • Download and install programs
  • What is a game?
  • How are games made?
  • Understanding layout
  • Actors, backgrounds, scenes and sounds
  • Testing created games
  • Behaviours and events
  • Peer game testing

Multiplayer Games

  • Adding collectables
  • Drawing a scoreboard
  • Connecting to a network
  • Playing multiplayer with other kids in the classroom

Powerpoint

  • Creating a presentation
  • Animations
  • Images
  • Videos
  • Text effects
  • Showing a presentation as a slideshow

Programming Concepts

  • Syntax of code
  • Loops
  • If-else constructs
  • Functions

Other activities and projects with:

  • Robotics
  • Game Development
  • Mechanical & Lego Engineering
Week 6 – (5th August – 9th August 2019) – 3D ANIMATION AND 3D GAMES DEVELOPMENT. CODING ELEMENT IS INCLUDED

KIDS SUMMER COMPUTER GAMES DEVELOPMENT BOOT CAMP GLASGOW COURSE SCHEDULE FOR AGE 6 TO 9 AND 9 TO 14Animation

  • Use pivot animator
  • Create players
  • Import sprites/models
  • Move players
  • Use frames and onion layers
  • Create motion of at least 30 seconds
  • Interactivity with players

3D Games Development

  • Download and install program
  • Create a scene
  • Import characters
  • Add textures and layers
  • Important graphics created
  • Add logic and physics to game
  • Debug

Programming Concepts

  • Syntax of code
  • Loops
  • If-else constructs
  • Functions

Other activities and projects with:

  • Robotics
  • Game Development
  • Mechanical & Lego Engineering

SUMMER BOOT CAMP FOR KIDS GLASGOW COMPUTING SYLLABUS FOR 6 TO 9 YEARS OLD

Week 1 – (1st July – 5th July 2019) – 2D GAMES DEVELOPMENT AND INTRODUCTION TO SOFTWARE

Introduction

  • What is a computer?
  • Operating systems
  • Files, folders and paths
  • File types
  • The PC
  • Windows versions
  • CPUs
  • Memory types
  • Components of a PC

Software

  • What is software?
  • Downloading software
  • Installing software
  • Uninstalling software
  • What can software do inside a computer?

2D Games Development using any of the games platform i.e. Unity, Unreal Engine, Stencyl, Game Maker etc.

  • Download and install programs
  • What is a game?
  • How are games made?
  • Understanding layout
  • Actors, backgrounds, scenes and sounds
  • Testing created games
  • Behaviours and events
  • Peer game testing

Other activities and projects with:

  • Robotics
  • Game Development
  • Mechanical & Lego Engineering
Week 2 – (8th July – 12th July 2019) – 2D GAMES DEVELOPMENT AND THE INTERNET

2D Games Development using any of the games platform i.e. Unity, Unreal Engine, Stencyl, Game Maker etc.

  • Download and install programs
  • What is a game?
  • How are games made?
  • Understanding layout
  • Actors, backgrounds, scenes and sounds
  • Testing created games
  • Behaviours and events
  • Peer game testing

The Internet

  • Browsers
  • Cookies
  • Search engines
  • Password security
  • Websites
  • URLs

Other activities and projects with:

  • Robotics
  • Game Development
  • Mechanical & Lego Engineering
Week 3 – (15th July – 19th July 2019) – 2D GAMES DEVELOPMENT, OPEN OFFICE AND CUSTOMISING PC’s

Open Office

  • Installing Open Office
  • Making a document
  • Customising headings and text
  • Alignments
  • Text effects

2D Games Development using any of the games platform i.e. Unity, Unreal Engine, Stencyl, Game Maker etc.

  • Download and install programs
  • What is a game?
  • How are games made?
  • Understanding layout
  • Actors, backgrounds, scenes and sounds
  • Testing created games
  • Behaviours and events
  • Peer game testing

Other activities and projects with:

  • Robotics
  • Game Development
  • Mechanical & Lego Engineering

Week 4 – (22nd July – 26th July 2019) – 2D GAMES DEVELOPMENT AND POWERPOINT

Powerpoint

  • Creating a presentation
  • Animations
  • Images
  • Videos
  • Text effects
  • Showing a presentation as a slideshow

2D Games Development using any of the games platform i.e. Unity, Unreal Engine, Stencyl, Game Maker etc.

  • Download and install programs
  • What is a game?
  • How are games made?
  • Understanding layout
  • Actors, backgrounds, scenes and sounds
  • Testing created games
  • Behaviours and events
  • Peer game testing

Other activities and projects with:

  • Robotics
  • Game Development
  • Mechanical & Lego Engineering
Week 5 – (29th July – 2nd August 2019) – 2D GAMES DEVELOPMENT AND EXCEL SPREADSHEET

2D Games Development using any of the games platform i.e. Unity, Unreal Engine, Stencyl, Game Maker etc.

  • Download and install programs
  • What is a game?
  • How are games made?
  • Understanding layout
  • Actors, backgrounds, scenes and sounds
  • Testing created games
  • Behaviours and events
  • Peer game testing

Excel Spreadsheets

  • Spreadsheet building
  • Rows and columns
  • Charts
  • Formulae

Other activities and projects with:

  • Robotics
  • Game Development
  • Mechanical & Lego Engineering
Week 6 – (5th August – 9th August 2019) – 2D GAMES DEVELOPMENT AND ANIMATION

2D Games Development

  • Download and install program
  • Create a scene
  • Import characters
  • Add textures and layers
  • Important graphics created
  • Add logic and physics to game
  • Debug
  • Animations based on various platforms

Other activities and projects with:

  • Robotics
  • Game Development
  • Mechanical & Lego Engineering