Mobile Game Design

  • Age guide 9 - 13
  • 5 Days £545
    Mon to Fri 9:00 – 17:00
  • Residential £1295
    Sun 17:00 – Fri 17:00

Fingertip technology for the next generation...

Mobile technology in its various forms has evolved rapidly over the past few years, becoming something of a necessity. With this app design summer camp, your child will via engaging game-based exercises and projects learn to master the development tools and coding constructs required to design, build and export a fully functioning game that can be played on mobile devices.

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About this camp

Your child will begin by understanding the principles of what makes a mobile game successful, taking into consideration user experience, file size, display area and more. 

Through a series of mini game based exercises your child will learn how to use event based programming to animate, control and when and where to position their objects. Their code will also need to consider a broad range of events and their outcomes, for example what to do if an object collides with a wall or if a touch input is detected. 

Your child will learn many other additional skills throughout this camp such as game logic, digital media creation, creative asset management, programming concepts, user interaction.

Once the above has been mastered they will design and build their own mobile game, export the finished game as a web app and install on a FunTech mobile device or onto their own mobile device (if compatible) as the final part of the childrens' app design summer camp.

Please note: Games run on Windows or Mac computers, Android or iOS devices. Installation of the ‘Cocoon Developer App’ is required to install the work on iOS devices. For android devices, either the ‘Cocoon Developer App’ must be installed, or the device must have developer mode enabled and allow applications from unknown sources to be installed. In addition to this, a USB data cable is also required to transfer the files to the device (both iOS and Android). 

 

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  • What to bring?
    Pack lunch (nut-free)
  • Screen breaks?
    15 minutes (morning & afternoon)
  • Lunch break?
    90 minutes
  • Parent viewing?
    Fri at 16.00

What your child will learn

  • Construct 2
  • Creating Sprites (Sprite Sizes, Transparency, Collision Polygons)
  • Creating Animations (Frames-Per-Second, Looping)
  • Objects (Assigning Sprites, Placement in Levels, Instancing)
  • Event-Based Programming (Events, Actions)
  • Branching (If-Statements, Else-Statements)
  • Iteration (For-Loops)
  • Families (inheritance)
  • Exporting Games as Web Apps
  • Installing Web Apps on Mobile Devices

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FAQs

Can I use childcare vouchers to pay for camps?

Absolutely. We accept a number of childcare voucher schemes. Please see our childcare voucher page for more details.

How long are your summer camps?

All summer camps last for 5 days of teaching time, our residential courses start a day earlier than our daytime camps but teaching is always Mon-Fri.Day Camps: Monday to Friday 9am to 5pm (we do not offer single day camps)
Residential Camps: Sunday 5pm to Friday 5:30pm
Note:- some location's start/end times may be earlier or later, please check your welcome pack for specific details.

Please note: some locations’ start/end times may be vary: please check your welcome pack for specific details.

How long do children get for lunch? 

For Day and Residential Camps lunch break is 90 minutes and comes with the option for some activities. These vary from location to location, so please check the individual location page for more details.

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