Welcome to the first week of our Virtual Coding Club.
Everything is included on this ONE page. For our on-going Virtual Coding Club, we use Google Classrooms for a fully interactive experience for the kids. This course is provided for free of charge so you can learn about our club before committing to anything.
Hello, I’m Will Bushee and the founder of Gaming Bootcamp. In this introduction video, I’m going to explain about the program we are using and some info about which one you should install.
You can definitely skip this video if you already know about Construct 2.
Installing & Getting Ready
The first decision you need to make is whether to use Construct 2 or Construct 3.
I have found that Construct 2 is easier for kids to use, especially if they are not very familiar with computers.
However, if you are using a Mac or Chromebook, you will need to use Construct 3.
Watch the setup for Construct 2 video here (Construct 3 video is below)
And, if you are going to use Constuct 3, here is what you’ll need to do.
Now that we have everything setup, let’s do a quick walkthrough of the program so you know where everything is in the program.
If you are going to use Construct 2, here is a virtual walkthrough of the program. If you are using Construct 3, skip this video and watch the next one.
If you are going to use Construct 3, here is the video for you. Note that both Construct 2 & Construct 3 are very, very similar.
Excellent, now that you are familiar with Construct 2 or Construct 3, let’s jump in and get started.
Maze Game (Using 8-Direction)
This week we are going to build a Maze Game.
Before we get started, let’s take a look at the game we will be building so you know what to expect. Remember, you can completely customize the game and make it your own.
Let’s just jump in. These videos will walk you through each and every step of the process. I have placed spots in the video for you to pause the video and do the step we just covered.
Part 1 we will add our hero & layout the maze. (written instructions)
Yeah – you should now have a working video game, granted it isn’t too exciting yet. We’ll continue to add to our game. Make sure you SAVE your game periodically.
In Part 2, we are going to add some coins, an obstacle (or enemy), and an ending. Let’s go. (written instructions)
In Part 3, we are going to add the ability to shoot bullets and create explosions, because that’s awesome. Let’s go. (written instructions)
Wow – you made it all the way through! How did it turn out?
If you enjoyed building video games, we’d love to have you join our Virtual Coding Club today. Each week, we will be creating a new game.
Oh no, did you get stuck? No worries, reach out to us and we’ll help you get unstuck.