Design

Capstone

Power Up!

Duration:

10 months

When:

October 01 - July 31, 2025

Schedule:

Tuesday/Thursday | 4 - 6pm

Difficulty:

Capstone

Ages:

15 - 19

Cost:

FREE

Where:

About this class

Take your game from prototype to gold in this 10-month intensive workshop. In Power Up!, you will work as a team of designers, programmers, and producers to create a complete video game that investigates a social, community, or global issue. This collaborative environment will make you feel connected and part of a community. You will learn to think critically about games, how they are made, who makes them, representation in games, and what messages they hold. Using industry-standard software, Unity Game Engine, you will create your unique video games and publish your work for the world to play. As a team, you will build a game that will be green-lighted at a launch party in July 2025!

Apply for this class

STEP 1: APPLY
To apply for this class, fill out the application form. Please be sure that you’ve checked the class schedule and age requirement.

STEP 2: SCHEDULE YOUR INTERVIEW
This class requires an interview with a mentor. Your mentor will reach out within two weeks* to schedule your interview (in-person or via phone call or Zoom). This interview is for us to learn more about your skill level and interests, and set some expectations for the class. Plus, you’ll get to ask any questions you have!

*If you don’t see an email from us by then, please reach out to programs@spyhop.org — sometimes emails get lost or end up in junk folders.

Step 3: MARK YOUR CALENDAR & INTERVIEW

Make sure to put your interview on your calendar! Please arrive to your interview with your artist mentor on-time.

We’ll share your acceptance news before class kicks off.

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