Power Up!

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Game Design Lab

Take your games from prototype to gold in Spy Hop’s advanced game design program. During this 10-month program, you will work as a team of designers, programmers, and producers to create a full video game that investigates a social, community or global issue. Use Unity 3D, Maya, and other industry standard software to develop your game. The finished game will be green-lighted at a launch party in July!

What Happens in this Class:

  •  A creative team of designers, programmers, artist, and audio designers make a game that makes a positive impact or change in the world.
  • The first 5-months is learning how to make games.  Creating art and assets, programming, making game mechanics, using components, and learning the Unity Game Engine.  Thinking critically about games, how they are made, who makes them, and what messages they hold. Classroom discussions include comparisons between AAA console games and Indie games.  And learning how to disrupt the traditional stereotype of game development.  
  • Everyone in the team develops an idea for a game.  Everyone pitches their game to Industry Professionals and gets feedback.
  • The Second 5-months is focus on creating one final game that the team works on together.  Game is published for free and party to celebrate!

Power Up!

Ages 15 - 19

Current and Upcoming Sessions