Game App Design for iOS and Android

Grade Level : 4-6         Difficulty Level : Beginner         Duration: 9 weeks, 2 hours per week         Registration Closed


Ever wondered how mobile game apps are made but didn’t know where to start. Start here! Put your gaming experience and imagination into action. We will start with the very basics of installing and configuring GameSalad, introduce you to the tools, and develop a complete mobile game. You will learn about timers and animation, physics and collision detection, how to use multimedia, and much more. The fundamentals covered in this course are a good step into the world of coding. Dream it. Build it. Take it home. Share with friends and family… and Play!

About GameSalad

GameSalad is an intuitive drag-and-drop interface designed specifically for people with no prior coding experience. Using GameSalad, students can design and program their own game apps using visual editors and a behavior-based logic system. GameSalad Creator lets you focus on your game while teaching your computational thinking, a fundamental skill for any coder. GameSalad revolutionizes learning through applied game development and allows you to build your game app without having to wade through pages and pages of technical documentation.

2016 Student Apps

An arcade style game where Emma, a mermaid lost at sea, is racing against time to collect way-finding magic pearls. To return home safely, she must avoid any encounters with the evil pufferfish.


Inspired by whack-a-mole, this game has you whacking alien monsters to regain control of the moon.



Who should take the programming class?

This class is designed for any child entering 4th grade through 6th grade. Students will learn the fundamentals of programming. Basic familiarity with programming languages is not necessary but definitely helpful.

What is your make-up class policy?

There will be NO MAKEUP CLASSES and NO MISSED CLASS CREDITS or extensions. Please make sure your child attends every class!

Can my child bring his/her own laptop to the class?

Yes. We require that you bring your own laptop for this class. We support the following configurations:
  • Mac: Intel chipset based Macs with OS X 10.8+
  • Windows: Intel Core2 Duo or better, Windows 8.1+, 4GB+ RAM, and 8GB+ disk

Code Hobbits is not held liable for lost or damaged items. Please make sure your computer is functioning perfectly. We will not be responsible for missed instruction because of a faulty student-provided laptop. Chromebooks are not supported in this class.

How many students will be in my child’s class?

Our goal is to provide low student to instructor ratio. We have found that a maximum of eight students per instructor gives enough interaction while ensuring that everyone gets plenty of personal attention.

When and Where?

Classes are held at:
Cumberland Elementary, 824 Cumberland Drive, Sunnyvale, CA 94087

Class schedule:
Thursdays 2:45pm – 4:15pm from Mar 23 through May 25.
There will be no class on Apr 13.


$298 Tuition + $60 software license fee.