Game Design: Minecraft

Small-group online learning led by an elite tech rockstar. Meet once a week for 10 weeks, and earn your official iD Certification!

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Pricing
$549 per 10-week session with code BLASTOFF2021
Ages
10 - 12 (Must turn 10 by 12/31/21)
Skill Level
Beginner–Advanced
Tools
Minecraft
Program
Small Group Semesters | 1 lesson per week for 10 weeks
Path
Game Dev, Creative
Prerequisite
None

Game Design: Minecraft

Minecraft is one of the greatest games ever created, with endless opportunities to explore and build. But did you know that Minecraft can also be used to make your own game? You can use tools like redstone contraptions and signs to create stories, adventures, and puzzles—but the creativity doesn’t stop there! Using command blocks, you can learn to add code into your adventure map to do things like summon monsters, spring traps, give weapons and armor to players, and even teleport them to faraway places.

Beyond adventure maps, you can also dive into the Java source code of Minecraft to make your own mods, like never-before-seen tools or armor! With your new technical skills, you can go back and make your adventure map completely unique. 

Minecraft is great for thinking through design, and it’s the perfect place to  share awesome developments with your friends as you learn more about coding and creation. While you’ll learn a ton about real development that can launch a whole career, the fun of Minecraft and sharing games with your friends will make the journey feel like a breeze.

Online Course Requirements:
-Mac or Windows PC only
-Minecraft Java Edition installed
-Webcam
-Stable internet connection with access to Zoom Video Conferencing
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In this course, you will:

  • Build redstone circuits and machines
  • Utilize command blocks to enhance maps
  • Develop planning and design skills
  • Design Minecraft adventure maps
  • Implement game design best practices

Your tuition includes:

  • iD Certified Instructor
  • 60 minutes of live learning once a week
  • Free Thursday Office Hours
  • iD Small Class Guarantee™ (average of 5 students)
  • Official iD Certification & transcript
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Learn from an elite tech rockstar

Passion for tech. Unmatched expertise. Personality that brings out the absolute best in your child. With 22+ years of experience, we know there's no replacement for the best teacher. That's why we recruit the same carefully-vetted talent sought by companies like Google, EA, and Disney. They hire who we hire.
 
  • Recruited from top universities like Stanford, Caltech, and NYU
  • Meticulous background and reference checks
  • All-adult instructors, no high schoolers or CITs
  • 100% USA-based employees, no independent contractors
  • Rigorous training and proven teaching methods
  • Adherence to American Camp Association-accredited guidelines

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Minecraft Adventure Maps

$649 for 10 lessons

About this certification

Use Minecraft to create stories and adventures for you and your friends to play.

Prerequisites

None

Minecraft Advanced Redstone and Command Blocks

$649 for 10 lessons

About this certification

Learn how to make puzzles and traps with redstone and command blocks.

Prerequisites

Previous semesters or equivalent experience

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