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CS103: Intro to Game Design with Minecraft

Course Description

Minecraft is a 2011 sandbox video game created by Swedish game developer Markus Persson and later developed by Mojang. The game allows players to build with a variety of different blocks in a 3D procedurally generated world, requiring creativity from players. Other activities in the game include exploration, resource gathering, crafting, and combat. Coding with blocks or text, MakeCode teaches the basics of programming languages, including variables, control flow, if statements, loops and functions. ... Instead of thinking they are coding, students are playing a game, they are building their next superpower. Minecraft requires critical thinking and creativity throughout the game. Students will learn how to think logically by creating devices and logic gates using computer craft. Students will have fun and learn the basics of Lua scripting at the same time! Scripting is an easier way of learning coding concepts such as variables, control and loops.

Course Outcomes

Create basic logic gates
Use logic gates to create redstone inventions
Produce useful contructs that aid gameplay to encourage learning
Improve their critical thinking skills as well as creativity
Have fun!!

FAQ

You will need a PC or Mac computer with a webcam, high-speed internet connection as well as a headphone with a mic. You will also need to purchase your own copy of Minecraft at minecraft.net (under $30 one time fee). You can purchase it at https://minecraft.net/en-us/

Please contact us through email at admin@coding4youth.org, one of our counselors will assist you.

There is only ONE free make up lesson available. Please coordinate with instructors on scheduling.

Our instructor team includes students and graduates of Bachelor’s and Master’s Degree in Computer Science or Computer Engineering from Accredited Institutions.



Schedule 3:1 $295.0

Schedule 1:1 $475.0
  • Game Design
  • Level 1
  • 7 Hours and 30 Min. of Study
  • Prerequisite?

    No prerequisite