Monday, January 25, 2016

Holyoke Codes: We Got Game



Monday, February 1st, 8th, and 15th
5:30 - 7:30 pm


We invite teens to create games that address social issues in a positive way, creatively engage with technology, and explore issues important to them.

Gaming is fun and is a big part of our culture. Games can be social and cooperative, they can evoke joy, surprise, pride, curiosity, excitement, contentment, and creativity.

Games can also be a way to communicate important information. We invite teens to create games that address social issues in a positive way, creatively engage with technology, and explore issues important to them.

Inspired by the Street Arcade in Chicago, where social issues selected by the teen artists included racial profiling, urban violence, illegal drugs, police misconduct, and peer pressure among other things, teens in the Holyoke area can pick topics that matter to them!

Be a creator of culture, instead of just a consumer!

At this series of workshops, we will hear from professional game designers about how they create games and brainstorm with them about how to turn our ideas into games. We will learn how to be artists, programmers, project managers, and game testers while building our projects with a Scratch Game Engine.

Arcade Party!
We will present our games on the big screen to friends, family, and the community at an Arcade Party on Friday, February 19. Invite people to join us to eat, drink, and play!

These workshops are presented in collaboration with the Holyoke Youth Task Force and supported in part by the Holyoke Cultural Council.

We are also offering a February break series called She Got Game! in collaboration with Girls Inc of Holyoke.

Register for We Got Game by clicking here.

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