GameStart: Your Game From the Ground Up

Saturday January 10, 2015: 2:00 pm to 3:30 pm -- Downtown Library: Training Center

This event is intended for Grades 9-12

This class is a follow-up to a Neutral Zone workshop, but everyone is welcome to join! We'll dig into Character Design, Computer Animation, or Video Game Development in Unity, depending on whatever you can imagine! Work on making your very own game a reality!

GameStart: Unity Racer

Saturday January 17, 2015: 2:00 pm to 3:30 pm -- Downtown Library: Training Center

This event is intended for Grades 3-8

Learn to design and program your own video games! This workshop will take beginners through the basics of Unity 3D, a free game development platform used by professional developers all around the world. This workshop will focus on best practices for creating a game in the “Racing” genre, like Mario Kart or Need for Speed.

GameStart: Your Game from the Ground Up

Sunday January 18, 2015: 2:00 pm to 3:30 pm -- Downtown Library: Training Center

This event is intended for Grades 9-12

This class is a follow-up to a Neutral Zone workshop, but everyone is welcome to join! We'll dig into Character Design, Computer Animation, or Video Game Development in Unity, depending on whatever you can imagine! Work on making your very own game a reality!

GameStart: Minecraft Blockly

Saturday January 24, 2015: 2:00 pm to 3:30 pm -- Downtown Library: Training Center

This event is intended for grades 2-5

Get your first taste of programming with a visual approach!

The software developers at GameStart have created a programming environment for our youngest Minecrafters which leverages visual scripting technology developed at Google. Learn the fundamentals of programming with the game you love.

GameStart: Video Game Design

Saturday January 31, 2015: 2:00 pm to 3:30 pm -- Downtown Library: Training Center

This event is intended for Grades 3-8

This class will lay the foundation for your future game design endeavors. From timeless board games to the latest AAA video games, you will learn the hidden rules and mechanisms that game creators use for fair, balanced, and fun game-play. See like a designer. Think like a tactician. Play like a gamer.

GameStart Workshop: Roblox Studio

Sunday February 1, 2015: 2:00 pm to 3:30 pm -- Downtown Library: Training Center

This event is intended for Grades 3-8

The staff of GameStart will show you how to combine elements of art, design, math, and physics as you learn to make your own video game! You will start by creating your own hero, villain, and in-game props, then you will craft the landscape of your game world with challenging puzzles and thrilling obstacles.

Electronic Music Production with Mike Huckaby

Wednesday February 4, 2015: 7:00 pm to 8:30 pm -- Downtown Library: Training Center

This event is intended for grade 6 to adult

Learn electronic music production with Mike Huckaby. Tastemaker, Educator, Sound Designer, and Motor City Proponent, Mike has done much for electronic music. The man behind the once legendary Record Time store has gathered an encyclopedic knowledge of dance music. Currently an in demand remixer and performer around the world, Mike also serves as an instructor for Native Instruments and Ableton on their digital music tools.

GameStart: Your Game From the Ground Up

Saturday February 7, 2015: 2:00 pm to 3:30 pm -- Downtown Library: Training Center

This event is intended for Grades 9-12

This class will lay the foundation for your future game design endeavors. From timeless board games to the latest AAA video games, you will learn the hidden rules and mechanisms that game creators use for fair, balanced, and fun game-play. See like a designer. Think like a tactician. Play like a gamer.

Electronic Music Production with Mike Huckaby

Wednesday February 11, 2015: 7:00 pm to 8:30 pm -- Downtown Library: Training Center

This event is intended for grade 6 to adult

Learn electronic music production with Mike Huckaby. Tastemaker, Educator, Sound Designer, and Motor City Proponent, Mike has done much for electronic music. The man behind the once legendary Record Time store has gathered an encyclopedic knowledge of dance music. Currently an in demand remixer and performer around the world, Mike also serves as an instructor for Native Instruments and Ableton on their digital music tools.

GameStart: Art and 3D Animation

Saturday February 14, 2015: 2:00 pm to 3:30 pm -- Downtown Library: Training Center

This event is intended for Grades 3-8

Bring your first Computer Animation to life! Learn classic techniques developed by the masters of animation. Explore the principles of animation using the game-focused challenges created by the instructors from GameStart. In this class we will be using 3D animation and lighting techniques.