Bergen Winter Game Week

Dates
25 feb - 1 mar
Price
2999 kr
This week is about having fun, and diving head first into the world of game development! Learn about programming concepts, design and code your very own game and hang out with other kids who love to create awesome things.
Ages 9 - 11
09:00 - 12:00
Ages 12 and up
13:00 - 16:00

It's all about game development

This will be an intensive introducion to computer science through the miracle that is game development. We teach the essense of design, problem solving and entrepreneurship through the making of games.

Design a Magical World

Create mystical creatures and mythical lands and weave a story around them to put in your game. Use digital tools and work with other students to come up with interesting ideas.

Make the world come alive

Learn how to utilize the magic of computer science to breath life into your design. Use a javascript framework, P5js, to make it happen right here in the browser.

Set your creations free

When we're finished designing and programing our games we publish them online so other people can play them, and so we can play against each other.

Let's build and publish a game!

We have a fun-filled week planned.

Monday
The first day is all about getting familiar with the programming language and tools we'll be using during this course.
Wednesday
We finally start programming our game. We'll cover all the fundamental concepts in programming.
Friday
We finish our game and make a sweet website to publish it on. We'll set up a database to save all the scores so our users can compete for the highscore!
Tuesday
We will discuss game ideas and design our final game. We will also create all the different graphics for our game.
Thursday
We continue developing our game. As our codebase grows larger we have to test and debug to make sure everything is working as it should.

Games made by past students

Play some of the games that our past students have made! These games should be played on a computer.

Skyfall

Thomas and Nipin

Apocalypse Survival

Martin and Caspian

Play More Games

Meet the teacher

I'm Aleksander Malde. A programmer, designer, entrepreneur, teacher and co-founder of Curly Brackets.

I love to design and develop good looking products that are useful to people like you and me.

My greatest interests are education and learning and I spend a major part of my time coming up with new and exciting ways for students to acquire knowledge and understand things deeply.

Many a child, and teenagers alike, have been educated in the craft of game development under the reign of my might… I taught a lot of kids how to code cool stuff!

Read some reviews

"My parents have always made me go to different holiday courses because of them having to work. But this is definitely the best course that I've been through yet."

"One thing I REEAALLYYYYY enjoy is that I can now try to code on my own, the teachers were VEEEEEEERYYYYY clear. I think I now may make my Videogame Of Dreams!"

"This course was amazing! I loved to code and make these games. The teacher's were great and helped me when i needed it. I got new freinds, and i liked the games i made (with help)."

"I've only been to a few programming courses before this one and they were all mediocre, but this one was well planned, had good teachers and was a very positive experience all together."

Working this week?

Since the class for the younger kids starts at 9 and ends at 12, we understand that picking up your child at 12 might conflict with your work. If you want, you can leave your child with us until 4 pm. During this time the students can continue working on their games or play games. There will be an additional fee of 1000 kr if you want this option.

Frequently asked questions

Which language will the course be taught in?

All of our teachers are fluent in both English and Norwegian. The students can speak to the teacher in whichever langauge they feel most comfortable in. The courses are usually taught in Norwegian, however we make an exception when some students only speak English. Contact us if you are worried about this.

Do you need to have programmed before to take this course?

Nope, we start from scratch. No prior programming experience required.

How many students per class?

We take a maximum of 12 students per class. This is to ensure that all students get the attention they deserve.

Do students need to bring their own laptop?

Yes, all students must bring their own laptop. The OS can be Windows, Mac, Linux or Chrome OS.

Can I ask you a question I have?

Yes, of course. Press the button below to chat with us. We usually respond within seconds.

Venue

We hold our courses in Bergen at VilVite. VilVite is located at Thormøhlens Gate 51, 5006 Bergen.

Summary of Course

25 February - 1 March

Ages 9 - 11
9:00 - 12:00
Ages 12 and up
13:00 - 16:00
Days
Monday - Friday
Total hours
15
Price
NOK 2999
Address
Thormøhlens Gate 51, 5006 Bergen
All students must bring their own laptop