Introduction to Computer Science through Game Design
“When you are coding to build a game, you can easily see the results of your code, the point of coding, the power of coding.” —Zulama Student
This high school course hooks kids who are curious about programming! Games make computer science relatable and provide students with immediate feedback in their coding. They’re are introduced concepts like loops, variables, conditionals, and arrays in an easy, step-by-step method that builds confidence and original, portfolio-worthy games!
Outcomes & Objectives
- Design, code, debug, and implement an original 2D digital game using GML scripting language
- Navigate GameMaker: Studio software
- Explore computer science principles
- Use algorithms and abstraction to build an executable 2D game
- Learn object-oriented programming
- Use pair programming, an agile software development technique, to create fully playable games
This is a full-year (two semesters or three trimesters) high school course.
Inside Introduction to Computer Science through Game Design
Zulama-licensed schools can purchase GameMaker Studio licenses at an exclusive price of $25/computer. Contact Zulama at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information on how to receive this discounted rate.
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