Power Up! (Online)

Game Design Lab

Take your game from prototype to gold in Spy Hop’s advanced game design program, Power Up. In this intensive online 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. Using the online game creator, Flowlab, you will learn how to build games, publish, and share your work with the world. Once the game is completed, it will be green-lighted at a launch party in July!

What Happens In This Class:

  • A creative team of designers, programmers, artists, and audio designers make a game that makes a positive impact or change in the world.
  • Creating art and assets, programming, making game mechanics, using components, and learning the online game design software flowlab.
  • 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 on the team develops an idea for a game. Everyone pitches their game to Industry Professionals and gets feedback.
  • Your Game is published for free with a party to celebrate!

Access to Gear and Technology Matters

We believe that access to high quality gear, technology and equipment should not be a barrier to being an active participant in your community. Therefore, Spy Hop has gear packages available to rent for FREE for any student who needs it in order to take a Spy Hop class. Gear can be picked up and dropped off at Spy Hop’s downtown facilities and kept for the duration of the program. Gear packages are coordinated directly with Spy Hop’s Program Director, Jeremy Chatelain.

Please review Spy Hop’s Gear Check-Out Policies.

Power Up! (Online)

January 12 - July 29, 2021

Ages 15 - 19


Power Up Class Schedule: Tuesdays/Thursdays 6:00 – 7:00 Live Zoom Instruction 7:00 – 8:00 Mentor available for additional instruction, questions, and project feedback as needed All classes are offered in Mountain Standard Time. Specific instructions for how to join the class will be emailed to the participants. 

Current and Upcoming Sessions

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