Digital Game Design teaches students to use MIT’s Scratch programming environment to create an original video game with custom graphics, sound effects and music. Students begin by developing the basic constructs of a game, gradually gaining skills in game design, storytelling, and computational thinking, while building confidence in Scratch. When they are ready to develop their final project, students will learn how to focus their ideas, integrate player feedback, and refine their games before sharing them with the world. No prior computer programming experience is required.
Key Topics: Block Programming • Functions • Iterative Programming • Interactive Storytelling
4 hours per day | 20 hours per week | Student-Led Showcase
5 additional hours of curriculum available
88% of Students Liked or Loved this Course
92% of Teachers Agree that Students Showed Persistence with Difficult Tasks
VIDEO GAMES DEVELOPED