Coding & Tech

Coding & Game Creation for Teens: Unreal and C++ - Level 1

In this class, your child will use the same tools and engine used to create popular games like Fortnite and Rocket League (Unreal Engine), to learn how to create console quality (PlayStation/Xbox) video games!
STEAM K-12: Coding & Game Design Classes
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Class

50 minutes

per class

Twice per week

over 8 weeks

13-18

year olds

3-8

learners per class

per learner - per class

How does aMulti-Daycourse work?

Meets multiple times at scheduled times
Live video chats, recorded and monitored for safety and quality
Discussions via classroom forum and private messages with the teacher
Great for engaging projects and interacting with diverse classmates from other states and countries

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Description

Class Experience

Students will learn how to design, develop and produce games with Unreal Engine’s interface and blueprints. 
Students will begin to learn how to use C++ and Blueprint Scripting. 
Students will learn programming and logic to code character, enemy behaviors and reactions to events in their games through If/Then Statements, Switches, Variables and Loops, all done through a clickable, drag and drop interface. 
Students will learn the basic fundamentals of game design. 
Students learn more advanced coding techniques and algorithms to enhance gameplay mechanics such as power-ups and custom graphical user interfaces.
Students will create interesting terrain, towns, villages and action sequences.. 
Students will make use of Graphic Design techniques and programs such as GIMP/Photoshop and tools such as BLENDER to enhance the visual appeal of their game. 
Students will learn about the importance of audio and sound design and implement appropriate music and sound effects into their games. Students complete game design planning through a Master Design Document process, prior to starting their final projects.
Students will learn how to PORT their games and PLAY them on other platforms
STEAM K-12, an organization focused on coding and game design classes for K-12 Learners and professional learning opportunities for K-12 Educators. In our classes, kids learn to code, design video games and build software. Our learners have fun while learning the critical skills of tomorrow. We strive for the highest quality instruction. All of our teachers are either credentialed K-12 educators and/or have a background in Computer Science/Software Engineering/Tech.
UNREAL ENGINE RECOMMENDED REQUIREMENTS - 

Desktop PC or Mac.
Windows 7 64-bit or Mac OS X 10.9. 2 or later.
Quad-core Intel or AMD processor, 2.5 GHz or faster.
NVIDIA GeForce 470 GTX or AMD Radeon 6870 HD series card or higher.
8 GB RAM. (16GB STRONGLY RECOMMENDED)

NO WINDOWS 7, CHROMEBOOKS (they are not compatible) !!!!!!!!
Pre-2016 MacBooks with under 16GB of RAM will have a very difficult time running. 


INSTALLATION INSTRUCTIONS
To install Unity, it is a two step process. 

PART 1
First you must download Epic Games Launcher (https://www.epicgames.com/store/en-US/). Once it is downloaded, open the Epic Games Launcher to Install.
PART 2
Once you’ve installed the Epic Games Launcher, open the program and go to the “UE4 Section” tab on the top left side. 
Then click the yellow “Install Unreal Engine” button on the right.
Once this step is finished, Unreal Engine will be installed. 

If you have any issues with this please let us know. A lot of this will be reviewed in the first class, to ensure that all students’ Unreal Engine’s are properly installed and functional for the rest of the class. 

Please be aware that Unreal Engine is a professional software suite (that's great for kids!) but it does require a strong computer. The more RAM (16GB MINIMUM) and the faster the hard drive (SSD's) the better it'll perform and the happier our learners will be! 
In addition to the Outschool classroom, this class uses:
1 hour 40 minutes per week in class, and maybe some time outside of class.

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STEAM K-12: Coding & Game Design Classes
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Tech Classes for Kids!
129 total reviews
167 completed classes

About Us

At STEAM K-12 we offer coding & game design classes for K-12 learners and educators. Our team is comprised of expert Teachers from around the U.S. Here on Outschool, we offer popular Game Design courses for Unity, RPG Maker and Unreal Engine! On... 
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