Physics Game Design

Learn game design, sound effects and graphics in this fast-paced day workshop using a physics engine.

We've taken our popular Game Design workshop for schools and turned it into a single day taster workshop.  You'll be using the popular Game Maker system to design a physics-based game from scratch.  Using professional sound and graphics resources you'll be able to create an amazing looking game in just a single day.  Find out about how to use the physics engine so your game's character can collide with other objects and be affected by gravity.  You'll also be creating your own sprites (game images), sound effects and background music.

As with all Tech Camp courses you'll get to take home your creation - a fun playable arcade game.

Suitable for All campers aged 9-17 irrespective of experience.
What you'll do Make your own version of 'Space Monkey' - a physics-based game
What you'll learn Game design including use of a physics engine, sprite and sound design and level creation
What you'll take home

Your own completed computer game
Please note: Game Maker is currently a Windows only product, so you will need to have a PC to continue development at home.

Camp Price

National Museum of Computing, Bletchley Park: (Sunday Jan 8, 2017 10am-3pm): £120 for the day
Tech Camp Non-Residential Venues: £120 for day
Tech Camp UK: From £649 as part of Gadget Combo

Offered at

National Museum of Computing, Bletchley Park: (Sunday Jan 8, 2017 10am-3pm)
  * Includes free family ticket to computing museum worth £20.
  * An adult can also participate in the workshop with the camper at this venue at no additional cost.
Tech Camp Non-Residential Venues: Available most weeks - use 'Register/Check Spaces' button below to check a particular venue
Tech Camp UK: Offered as part of Gadget Combo - All Weeks