Free Class – Abby Community School

Hello Everyone!

I had a great opportunity this week to create a course for my favorite community school in Abbotsford, Abby Community School Society! With Covid19 impacting everyone, especially after school programming for kids, this was a great opportunity for us to create something that anyone can sign up to and try for FREE! Thanks to United Way of the Lower Mainland for a grant that helped with the production of this course!

To join the Google Classroom, click the link below:
Join Google Classroom

To sign up, all you need is a personal Gmail account! **Student Gmail accounts may not work**

The class does require a Windows, Mac, or Linux computer and an internet connection. It is recommended for students in grades 5+, but anyone is welcome to take it! Check out the trailer below:

Student Highlight: Nathan Strong

Every now and then, I have the pleasure of teaching extremely talented and driven students. My latest such student is Nathan Strong. He has taken two courses from me, one was an introduction to game design where we learned about Game Maker Studio 2 and Unity. The second course was the Monday STEM Academy. Both courses were hosted by Gearbots at UFV on Monday nights for 14 weeks. In this class, we decided to create a full product from scratch, a time trial – speed running platformer. I give you his project!

Try “Time Journey” – by Nathan Strong in your browser, click here!

About the Author:

Nathan, the creator of the game “Time Journey”, started coding about 4 years ago. Over the last couple of years, he has become interested in creating games. This is the second game that he has made, but the first that has been put somewhere people can see it. When Nathan isn’t coding, he enjoys making origami and playing Minecraft.

New Class – Adventures of Man In Space Suit

Exciting news everyone! A new advanced lesson is available now on how to build a speed running platformer! It includes lots of advanced topics and math, so it is meant for students in grades 8+. Check out the write-up of the lessons and the final game by clicking here or on the image below!!