Power Up!

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!

Tuesdays & Thursdays 6 – 8 PM

Ages 14 - 19

$175/ month* - Tuition assistance is available.

Spy Hop Tuition Policy

Interview Session
This class requires attending an Interview Session with the program mentor prior to the start of class. This is a great way for us to get to know you a little bit better. And, for you to learn more about the program you are applying for. The Interview Sessions are the perfect time for you to ask questions and to gain a better understanding of the expectations of the class. You will be notified of the Interview Session by the mentors via email and/or phone. If you are not able to attend, you must arrange to meet with the mentors at an alternate time. If you have any questions, please give us a call at 801-532-7500.

2020 Interview Session: TBD

Current and Upcoming Sessions

Power Up! – 2020-2021

October 1, 2020 – July 15, 2021

Power Up! – 2020-2021

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