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2024 AO Summer Camp

Innovation and Technology Lab (Game Development)

Innovation and Technology Lab (Game Development)

Whether your child is taking their first steps into the world of coding or looking to deepen their existing digital talents, our camp offers a diverse range of courses tailored to empower and inspire. Under the guidance of our expert mentors, participants will embark on a journey through the fascinating aspects of game development and programming, turning abstract concepts into tangible skills.

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AISL Harrow Hong Kong

Fees include

For residential camps, the fee encompasses accommodation, meals, study materials, and Public Liability Insurance, ensuring a comprehensive package for the duration of the stay.

For day camps, the fee includes study materials, providing the necessary resources for each student's daily activities and learning experiences.

Please be aware that transportation to and from the camp, flight tickets, visa fees, and personal travel insurance are not included in the camp fees and should be arranged separately by the participants.

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Sample Timetable

For our young adventurers (Age 8-11) - Game Development 101: Start Your Tech Journey as a Game Developer!

Our interactive course lays the foundation with HTML, CSS, and JavaScript—the cornerstone technologies of modern game development. Participants won't just sit back and listen; they'll engage, create, and bring their unique visions to life. With constant guidance and constructive feedback from our experienced instructors, each student will refine their projects, gaining a deeper insight into the mechanics of game development.

As the course reaches its crescendo, students partake in an electrifying game jam, collaborating to build and develop fully functional games. This not only mirrors the real-world pace of the gaming industry but also cultivates essential teamwork skills.

Course Highlights

  • Coding Adventure: Unlock the power of code and discover how it shapes the games we love.
  • Design and Play: Learn how to design enthralling games for online platforms.
  • Create and Build: Design a variety of mini-games that reflect your creativity and skill.
  • Web Development Skills: Master the foundational HTML, CSS, and JavaScript skills necessary for creating engaging web games.
  • Bring Characters to Life: Learn how to animate in-game characters and creatures, adding depth to your digital worlds.
  • Customization Techniques: Develop the ability to create customizable in-game characters and elements, enhancing player experience.

Learning Outcomes

  • Robust Web Development Knowledge: A strong command of HTML, CSS, and JavaScript for crafting interactive games.
  • Creative Design Skills: The ability to approach game design with creativity and problem-solving acumen.
  • Teamwork and Collaboration: Real-world experience in team-based game development through an exciting game jam event.
  • Readiness for Further Education: A prepared foundation to dive into more complex gaming frameworks and advanced development courses.

For our emerging tech enthusiasts (Age 12-14) - Pygame Platformer Mastery: Create Your Own 2D Games

This immersive course takes you through the A to Z of 2D platformer game development with Pygame, a powerful set of Python modules designed for writing video games. Starting from the basics of setting up your development environment, you'll journey through the exciting process of bringing a 2D platformer game to life. By the end of our programme, you'll have a fully functional, playable game—a testament to your new skills and a standout piece for your digital portfolio. 

Course Highlights

  • Master Pygame: Build a strong foundation in Pygame, starting with environment setup and moving onto game creation.
  • Character Creation and Control: Learn to craft player characters, implement responsive controls, and animate sprites for a dynamic gaming experience.
  • Physics Mechanics: Implement jumping and gravity to give your game a realistic feel.
  • Enrich Gameplay: Integrate collision detection, power-ups, and collectibles to create a game that's both fun and challenging.
  • Enemy AI Development: Design AI for enemies to add depth and complexity to your platformer.
  • Level Design: Acquire the skills to design, build, and populate your game levels with platform objects and use tilesets for varied and captivating environments.

Learning Outcomes

  • Set Up and Manage Game Development Environments: Establish a workflow for developing and testing games.
  • Implement Core Game Mechanics: Apply coding skills to animate characters, manage physics, and control gameplay.
  • Design Engaging Game Levels: Construct immersive levels with a keen sense of design and player experience.
  • Develop Broad Programming Skills: Lay a solid foundation for further exploration in game development and other programming fields.

Open to All Aspiring Developers

Our programme is thoughtfully tailored for learners at all levels, ensuring that everyone can participate, regardless of prior experience. We recommend bringing a Windows OS laptop or MacBook to maximize the hands-on learning experience.

Camp Details

Dates: 8-12 July; 15-19 July 2024

Time: 9am to 4pm

Location: AISL Harrow Hong Kong

Age Group: 8-11; 12-14 years old

Camp Type: 5 half-day camp

Language: English

Group Size: Min 16 students per class

Terms and Conditions

We have a number of policies in place to assure the quality of our programmes, their administration and the safety of the children and staff who take part in them. Please take a moment to review our policies and guidelines.

Please also read through our Personal Information Collection Statement to understand how we may carefully use your personal data.