Android Game Development
Ages: 8 – 16
Division: Game Development
MiniAges: 8 – 16 years (KGII – O’Levels)
Skill Level: Basic & Advanced
Ratio Guarantee: 8 students per instructor
Prerequisite: Age only
Software: Construct II
This course is just amazing! With Construct 2, making games is easy and interesting: just drag and drop objects around, add behaviors to them, and make everything come alive with events!
With a quick and easy to grasp Ribbon interface, you have clear access to a wide set of tools that allows anyone to jump into game creation with little to no prior game development knowledge.
The Layout Editor provides a what-you-see-is-what-you-get visual interface to design your levels. You can drag, rotate and resize objects, visualize effects applied, and quickly change their settings to your liking in the Properties Bar. Objects can be arranged on separate layers for enhanced organization, allowing advanced parallax and blending effects. There’s also a built-in image editor to conveniently make quick edits to your object’s graphics.
Within minutes or hours you can have a working prototype that you can share with friends to play. In almost no time you can test your ideas and know if they are really fun or not, focusing your efforts in what matters the most: designing your game!
What Will Students Take Home?
Each student will go home with their games and photos of the learning session.
Top Skills Gained
Conceptual Skills Development
- Introduction to Game concepts: X & Y coordinate system, sprites, character animations, object behavior.
- Editing sprites using transparency and collision polygon.
- Logic based programming including loops, variables and event conditions.
- Making 2D platform games with wrapping effect of backgrounds, scoring and lives feature.
- Multi-level games, troubleshooting logical errors and implementing innovative solutions.
Software & Hardware Skills Development
- Usage of Construct 2 software and game development
STEM & 21st Century Skills Development
- Logical Skills
- Critical Thinking
Discover what sets our teaching style apart.
8:1 Staff Ratio Guarantee
We guarantee small class sizes, with a maximum of 8 students per instructor. At Robotics Labs, our teaching philosophy is premised on personalization—your path, at your pace. Passionate, adult-only instructors guide you through tailored curriculum with one-on-one teaching. The immersive environment is ideal for fostering creativity and allowing you to reach your potential.
Our entire staff is comprised of adults ages 18 and over. We believe you learn best from adults who have mastered their technology skills. Some of our instructors are tech industry professionals. Others are graduate and undergraduate students majoring in the fields of Engineering, Computer Science, Computer Engineering, App Design, and other related fields. We’re extremely selective when it comes to our summer staff.
Friday Open House for Families
On the last day of camp, instructors present each student with a personalized Robotics Labs certificate and recap students’ key accomplishments. Afterwards, students show their families what they spent the week learning!
Students can expect a common-sense mix of instruction, breaks, social time and other creative, age-appropriate activities.