Unlock — Online Camps
For children 8-12 years old

Intensive courses in game development and art and design — for children
15 free hours — for parents

We know that it is hard to deal with the time children spend playing games. That’s why we launch intensive courses on computer game development theory and on art and design. Classes accompanied by Ninja teachers: three hours a day.

Online Camps Unlock is a place online where real fans of computer games will gather. Your child will stop playing games without thinking, and will start using technology for their own development. Every day, children will gradually create products: platform games, animations or 3D models.

KidIT Online Camp is a cool thing

Children will create games instead playing them

Children will create games instead playing them

Not only coding! We'll also make moving activities

Not only coding! We'll also make moving activities

Communication and new friends for your child

Communication and new friends for your child

You'll have 15 free hours for your own things

You'll have 15 free hours for your own things

Unlock GameDev

We'll dive into the world of game development: what are the rules for creating a game, who is part of the development team and most importantly: how to create these games by yourself.

Course objectives: to develop a platformer game in Tynker and present your project (as in real game conferences).

Day 1

Meet the group. We’ll study: Stages of game development. Game history theory. Storytelling in the game. We’ll agree on the rules of group work. Meet Tynker, start creating a game

Day 2

Disassemble game genres and the most popular mechanics and graphics. We`ll continue to develop the game.

Day 3

Get acquainted with the sound effects, talk about their role in the game. We`ll practice voice acting in our games.

Day 4

Basics of level design. Understanding how to keep the player’s attention during the game. We`ll create and program levels in our game.

Day 5

Finishing the games. How to properly pitch the game? We`ll write the structure of the pitch for 3 minutes and present games.

Unlock Art & Design

We'll focus on the visual part of the project. Let's dive into the world of art and start creating!

Course objectives: to create an animated superhero in Scratch (for juniors) and build a 3D model in TinkerCad (for older kids).

Day 1

Meet the group. We`ll understand what graphic design is and discuss design trends. We`ll study the concept of composition, color combinations, shapes and fonts. Meet Scratch and Tinkercad.

Day 2

We`ll study pixel culture, emoji history. We’ll create our own emoji.

Day 3

Get acquainted with the paintings of world artists: where artists take inspiration for their paintings, how to create images of famous heroes who come up with children’s brands. We`ll draw our own picture.

Day 4

How cartoons were created before and now? How characters are created during game development? Let’s dive into this process and draw our own superhero.

Day 5

We`ll learn to present our own projects and how to submit them correctly. Presentation of works.

Prices

Early birds — 40 euro (until May 27)

Late birds — 55 euro (after May 27)

We'll study with

Tynker Platformer

Tynker Platformer

It is a program for creating platform games. Easy enough to use, suitable for children who have never programmed or even worked with a computer. Here children can spend time not only on the programming itself, but also on the plot, the number of levels and their content, create obstacles and monsters that will make the gameplay more interesting.

Scratch

Scratch

It is a visual programming language of drag-and-drop-block format and their various combinations. The language makes it easy to create interactive stories, games, characters.

Tinkercad

Tinkercad

At Tinkercad we will build models using simple shapes (these models, by the way, can then be printed on a 3D printer). Tinkercad develops spatial thinking, children learn to use and understand geometric shapes.

Zoom

Zoom

This is where our online conferences take place.

Kahoot

Kahoot

Online program for interactive tests and quizzes. Used to test knowledge.

Discord

Discord

This is an application for group chat, which was primarily created for video game players. It is ideal for our classes. Children can communicate with each other and Ninja teachers in any format (chat, voice or video calls). Both in class and after them.

Timetable

Unlock GameDev — 3 hours per day, 5 days

  • 1 12:00 a.m - 3:00 p.m (EEST GMT+3)

    June, 1-5, June, 15-18

Unlock (Відкрий!) Art & Design — 5 днів по 3 години

  • 1 12:00 a.m - 3:00 p.m (EEST GMT+3)

    June, 8-12, June, 22-26

What children have created in our online camps

For your inspiration 🙂

GameDev

Matew, 9 year

 Art & Design

3D-models

Your child can do the same!

Frequently asked questions

How much time a day will the intensive take?

We will spend 3 or 1.5 hours online with your children. Of course, children will not be at the computer all the time. Children will have creative and sports activities. We will be online with them 🙂

What is the age of the children?

Now we are making courses for children aged 8-12. If your child is 5-7 years old, please follow the announcements.

What is the cost of intensive care?

Early birds: until May 27 — 40 euro

Late birds: after May 27  — 55 euro

How many and what gadgets do we need for an online camp?

One computer is enough to work directly on the project and for video communication in Zoom.

Will the child be able to work independently or does he need help from the parents?

Before the first lesson, your child will need help connecting to Zoom and Discord. Then he will need your passion for her projects 🙂