In this program, students take on the role of game designers to create an 8-bit arcade-style video game about a chosen topic. Learning about game mechanics and structure, students code their own game using a fun and easy-to-use coding platform. By breaking down a topic into various parts and communicating it to others through a game, students can gain a deeper understanding of their chosen subject.
Applicable for all topics and subjects
Customisable for all year levels and abilities
Never coded? No problem.
The coding platform – MakeCode Arcade – uses a system of tool drawers and drag and drop blocks so users can quickly and easily learn game design in a free browser-based environment which is colourful and welcoming.
What topics do we normally cover?
The program links strongly with the Year 7 curriculum but can easily be adapted to any year level or topic.