GameStart Workshop: Roblox Racer

Saturday April 25, 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 Roblox. This workshop will focus on designing terrain and importing vehicles for a racing game, like Mario Kart or Need for Speed.

GameStart Workshop: Minecraft Programming

Sunday April 19, 2015: 2:00 pm to 3:30 pm -- Downtown Library: Training Center

This event is intended for grades 3-8.

Explore the endless possibilities of Minecraft programming using the Python programming language! Begin with the basics and work your way up to our advanced challenges. If you've taken this with us before, you'll have a chance to explore deeper concepts and new features!

GameStart Workshop: Roblox Obbys

Saturday April 18, 2015: 3:00 pm to 4:30 pm -- Downtown Library: Training Center

This event is intended for grades 3-8

Learn to build your own Obby (obstacle course) in Roblox. Place obstacles and traps for players to try and navigate. At the end of this course students will have their own level that they can share with their friends!

GameStart Workshop: Minecraft Blockly

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

This event is intended for grades 1-3

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.

MineCraft: Hunger Games

Wednesday March 11, 2015: 2:00 pm to 5:00 pm -- Downtown Library: aadlfreespace and Downtown Library: Training Center

This event is intended for Grades 6 - 12

EARLY RELEASE DAY, YAY!

Whether or not you had a chance to join us for the International Hunger Games Tournament on International Games Day, you can present yourself as a tribute in this local area tournament hosted on AADL's MineCraft Server, Home of "MineCraft:Ann Arbor" minecraft.aadl.org Check us out online or in real life.

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.

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: Minecraft Modding – Create Your Own Tool!

Sunday February 22, 2015: 2:00 pm to 3:30 pm -- Downtown Library: Training Center

This event is intended for grades 5 - 8.

Discover the Java programming language as you learn how Minecraft Mods are created! In this class you will program and design your own tool type in Minecraft. From egg shooters to paint guns, anything is possible!

GameStart: Minecraft Programming

Saturday February 21, 2015: 2:00 pm to 3:30 pm -- Downtown Library: Training Center

This event is intended for Grades 3-8

Explore the endless possibilities of Minecraft programming using the Python programming language! Begin with the basics of navigating 3D space via code. Then work your way up to our automated-city-building programming challenges! Along the way, learn Python concepts like loops, arguments and functions. No prior experience necessary. This hands-on session will be led by the staff from GameStart.

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.

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