Kodu for Windows, is an amazing video game design technology from Microsoft and Classroom Antics teaches kids how to design their own video games using it.
Jr. Video Game Design Program Description
In our Jr. Video Game Design Program kids, aged 7-9, learn how to use Kodu to create characters and introduce challenges and scoring into their own video game designs. Video games designed during a Jr. Video Game Design program helps kids discover that they can move beyond just playing video games to creating them.
Kodu is very effective in teaching younger kids video game design and it is a great introduction to game planning, computer programming, and logic-based thinking. No previous video game design experience is needed to attend a Classroom Antics’ Jr. Video Game Design Program.
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COLUMBUS – Dublin, Grove City, Hilliard, New Albany, Pickerington, Powell, Westerville, Worthington
CINCINNATI / KENTUCKY – Anderson, Blue Ash, Fairfield, Fort Mitchell, Fort Thomas, Loveland, Madeira, Mason, Mt. Healthy, West Chester
What Kids Will Learn
In Jr. Video Game Design kids, aged 7-9, learn how to use Microsoft’s Kodu Game Lab software technology to create their own video games. They learn how to create characters and rules to make their characters move and pick up objects. They also add sound effects and backgrounds to their video games. Kids learn the importance of storytelling in video game design, by developing a storyboard for their character, and designing a video game to coincide. Kids will collaborate by playing each other’s video games, offering compliments, suggestions, and encouragement along the way. At the end of the program, each child is provided access to a free version of the Kodu software, and a library of graphics and sounds to continue their video game design learning at home.
Video Overview of the Kodu Software
The video below will give you a very basic overview of the Kodu Game Lab video game design software we use in our Junior Video Game Design Tech Camp.
The fees for a Jr. Video Game Design program using Kodu varies based on the number of days the program is offered. Please check the registration link below to find program dates and fees for your area.
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