Girls in Gaming Summer Camp – Virtual Edition
August 10 - 21, 2020 from 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
Cost: $143.2 (Member Discounts Available)
New Media Manitoba’s Girls in Gaming program aims to provide young women a chance to explore the exciting world of game development in a safe and encouraging environment.
If you want your child to do more than just play video games all summer then give them the opportunity to learn how to create one with this hands-on camp!
This 100% online workshop is sure to inspire students and harness their passion for video games to get them designing their very own. All you need to participate is a computer with a stable internet connection. We will be streaming the lessons each day via our Twitch and Youtube channels. The sessions are all recorded for further review or if something comes up and you can’t attend in person. Lessons are followed up with virtual office hours, where students can interact and ask questions to our instructor.
Girls in Gaming is designed from the ground up for young women to spark interest and excitement in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Math). Game development is the ideal way to explore these STEM topics as it combines fun with hands-on learning, problem-solving, and creative planning. Our classes are 100% female-focused, from instructors to students. We put positive female role models in front of students who create a safe and collaborative space for students to play, explore, and be themselves.
“Girls’ interest in STEM peaks in middle school and drops off during high school due to social factors and a lack of access.”
-Girls Who Code
Students will be introduced to important video game development concepts including logic, design, and basic coding in this one of a kind camp for young women aged 12 to 15. Imaginations flourish as students use art and code to bring their stories to life in their own interactive narrative game.
Our video game development lessons provide students with the opportunity to:
- Learn Twine 2 and how to blend logic, writing, images, and code into a playable story
- Develop new skills like prototyping, time management, and storyboarding
- Learn image manipulation with browser-based tools
- Explore a passion for games in a constructive way
Shera Starr is a 2D/3D generalist artist currently freelancing and working on a commercial indie game.
Shera has been making video games since she was 11 and regularly goes to game jams. She usually concentrates on art I also love sound design and trying new roles.
Her interests are pretty varied, she can sometimes be found baking something yummy, gardening, or singing karaoke. In addition to her work in games, she has also worked in film, IT, and also creating 3D printed puzzles for an escape room.