PlayCraft: Game & Level Design with Minecraft

Price
Single Ticket: R850 R750
2 or more tickets: R790 R690
Camp Duration
1 days / 7 – 8 hours
Grades
2 – 5

Playing games is fun! Making them is even better. In PlayCraft, we learn how to build simple Minecraft mini-games and then use Command Blocks to insert short lines of code that bring our games to life.

What will my Child Learn?

Game & Level Design Fundementals

Your child will learn basic Game Design Principles and apply these principles to building a number of different levels in their own Minecraft Mini-Game.

Command Block Coding

Your child will learn how Command Blocks are obtained and coded in Minecraft. They will use these blocks to bring their game to life – inserting short lines of code to allow their player to teleport, monsters to spawn and the weather to change.

Essential Requirements for PlayCraft

1

What Should We Bring?

You will need to supply your child with lunch and snacks. There is nothing else needed.
2

What Should We Know?

Your child does NOT need any prior Coding or Command Block experience. However, it is recommended that they be familiar with Minecraft (on any platform). Children with no Minecraft experience should rather enroll in our MakeCraft Think Camp first.
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What Happens in a Think Camp Day?

Day Start

Arrive at the venue anytime between 7:30am and 8:00am where you and your child will meet the Instructors and Tutors. Your child can get involved in off-screen, pre-camp activities where they will meet like-minded peers.

Day End

The day will end at 3:00pm. Between 3pm and 3:20pm, you and your family are invited to attend a short presentation followed by the certificate ceremony. Thereafter, you will get a chance to view the magnificent work your child has accomplished throughout the day.

Projects & Problems

We will explore new projects and problems throughout each day in 45 - 60 minute periods. You child will be part of a small group which will have its own tutor on hand to assist with any difficulties.

Games & Activities

We will take 2 long breaks during the day. There will also be a couple of shorter breaks where your child will take part in off-screen competitions and activities.

Select a Date & Venue

Thurs, 26 March
Parktown Girls High, (Parkview, JHB)
Tues, 14 April
Brescia House School, (Bryanston, JHB)
Tues, 21 April
Roedean School, (Houghton, JHB)
Tues, 28 April
St Andrew's (Bedfordview, JHB)