Games Development and Coding for the Classroom - teach coding logically but quickly, with expert guides and tutorials
Whether you already run games development courses or are thinking of adding them to your curriculum, using AppGameKit in the classroom has a number of advantages.
Whilst products like Unity and Unreal are free, they arrive with almost no game assets, requiring the schools, colleges and universities to purchase additional graphics and sounds for their class. The AppGameKit Education Pack includes everything a teacher or lecturer could need, with a discounted pricing structure to match the size of class being taught.
AppGameKit is an easy to use tool that allows you to teach coding skills that can be deployed quickly and easily in the classroom. It works across a range of abilities, so is suitable for primary and secondary schools, sixth form colleges and colleges and universities.
The AppGameKit Education Pack features six classic game tutorials. Teachers can now help students learn about the gaming logic to:
The free Educational Materials Pack, which compliments The AppGameKit Education Pack, includes an ‘Instructors Guide’ (written specifically for teachers and tutors) and enables them to develop AppGameKit courses and classes to teach programming and app development. The Guide includes code exercises with commands, loops, variables, images and sprites and all AppGameKit project source code and media is included alongside the detailed PDF documentation.
Many Schools, Colleges, Universities and other teaching establishments around the world are already using AppGameKit to teach basic and advanced coding...
AppGameKit is a valuable tool for teaching games programming to students who need more than a "drag and drop" environment. We use it for our National Certificate Computer Games Development students and it more than meets the needs of the curriculum. It is easy to use and provides a great environment for developing simple games with the added opportunity for students to explore further and create quite complex games in their own time.
As a lecturer I like it because it uses standard programming constructs and techniques which are transferable to the more complex languages we use in advanced courses, preparing students well for the next stage in their learning.
AppGameKit is a fantastic tool to use in the classroom to get students coding fast and producing professional looking games & apps quickly. The way the software handles sprites and graphics in general, and the simple user interface, allows students to pick up the basics quickly and keep them engaged whilst learning.
Any programming language that keeps the students attention and produces results this fast has to be a winner, and is invaluable in getting future programmers hooked on the Computer Science bug.
As the creator of Irelands first ever graduate level computer games course I’ve experienced many and varied tools for the creation of both 2D and 3D computer games. I believe that using 2D tools that have a strong programming element assists greatly in the teaching of computer programming skills to novices and those looking to understand the concepts behind how games work.
This academic year (2016/17) I adopted AppGameKit as the tool of choice for our Edexcel Level III “Computer Games Development” unit. I’m so glad I did! While I can’t comment just yet on the 3D aspects, I can applaud “The Game Creators” for the package they have put together. It is immediately obvious that much thought has gone into the application, and that the computer game development knowledge of the developers is extremely high.
Based on my own experience of the computer games industry and of working with students for many years, I can testify that AppGameKit is a perfect tool for both my students and for the requirements of the qualification awarding body. I have no reservations with endorsing it as a perfect tool for the education sector who are serious about teaching computer game programming.
As part of the student’s studies at our college, they are asked to design/develop a suitable game of their own choice. After examining various other gaming development platforms, we have found that AppGameKit is the perfect tool for our teaching and builds upon their software development skills that have been gained within their studies. We feel that AppGameKit is the easier gaming development environment and our students are able to create high quality games.
AppGameKit is a fantastic programming tool that fits the needs of our curriculum perfectly.
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AppGameKit - the easy, quick and powerful programming solution for the classroom