Game Builder

With Game Builder, students will learn fundamental game designing concepts. Using CoffeeScript, students will learn to design and build online games.

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game development for kids

Game Builder is the perfect platform for students to explore their coding skills

for school, district or after-school club

WITH GAME BUILDER,

monkey builder

Build real computer games using CoffeeScript​

app monkey

Design swipe/touch interface games for mobile devices

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Remix CodeMonkey games and make them your own​

globe monkey

Share creations with the world on Discover, CodeMonkey’s community page

our courses

For the ultimate game-design experience, Game Builder incorporates a multi-faceted process to guide students into becoming computer game creators

platformer

platformer

The perfect place to jump-start creativity




  • Learn the fundamentals of game design and creation



  • Master user-interface and game mechanics including keyboard events, timers, collide events, and much more!

frogger

Bring back retro with this Classic




  • Create unique versions of the classic game ‘Frogger’



  • Learn to control touch interface



  • Play new games on tablets or smartphones!

hippo sprite

Sprite Animations

Where creations come to life




  • Create images, animations and graphic elements



  • Define and program animations



  • Implement sprites into your games!

CURRICULUM

Platformer

CONCEPTS TAUGHT

Event handlers
“Rules” for different values of parameters (i.e. write if statements)

COURSE STRUCTURE

35 Exercises

COURSE LENGTH

Classroom lessons plans: 7

Frogger

CONCEPTS TAUGHT

Parameters a function gets
Forever loop

COURSE STRUCTURE

30 Exercises

COURSE LENGTH

Classroom lessons plans: 7

Sprite Animations

CONCEPTS TAUGHT

Sprite sheets 
Add and run an animation

COURSE STRUCTURE

26 Exercises

COURSE LENGTH

Classroom lessons plans: 5

STANDARDS ALIGNMENT

COMMON CORE STATE STANDARDS




  • CCSS.MATH .PRACTICE. MP1/MP3/MP4/MP5



  • CCSS.MATH.CONTENT.6.EE.A.2/B.6



  • CCSS.MATH.CONTENT.8.F.A.1



  • CCSS.ELA- LITERACY.RI. 5.10



  • CCSS.ELA- LITERACY.RS T.6-8.3/8.4/8.7



  • CCSS.ELA- LITERACY.RS T.9-10.3/10.4/10.7

CSTA STANDARDS




  • LEVEL 1/K-3/3-6



  • LEVEL 2/6-9



  • LEVEL 3A/9-12



  • LEVEL 3B/9-12

UK COMPUTING PROGRAMMES OF STUDY




  • KEY STAGE 1/2/3/4

WHAT’S NEXT?

After completing these courses, your students will be ready to design and share their very own games using the freestyle Create Games platform

Create Games

It’s finally time to DIY!




  • Experience with designing computer games



  • Publish and share games with friends and the world!



  • Play on any PC, laptop or mobile device

make your own game

space game




  • Want an astronaut? Change the gravity



  • Want a racing game? Use an aerial perspective



  • Want strong, fierce enemies? Make them bigger



  • Want a life-like game? Upload your own graphics.

CHECK OUT STUDENT CREATIONS!

Wonder what they all have in common?
They were all created with Game Builder

Created by: Aiden

Created by: Erez

Created by: Hunter

Created by: Mia

Created by: Yuying

Created by: Gene

Find out what masterpieces your students will create!

Game Builder is scaffolded, self-paced, and automatically assessed, so just like CodeMonkey’s award-winning Coding Adventure, it’s super easy to implement in the classroom.