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: 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.

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 teens (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

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

This event is intended for teens (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!

Minecraft Programming

Monday November 10, 2014: 6:00 pm to 7:30 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.

Minecraft Programming

Monday December 15, 2014: 6:00 pm to 7:30 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.

Minecraft Modding: Hour of Code.

Friday December 12, 2014: 6:00 pm to 7:30 pm -- Downtown Library: aadlfreespace

This event is intended for grades 3-10

Participate in Hour of Code with GameStart! Learn the fundamentals of coding in the Java programming language through building Minecraft mods. Add your own material to Minecraft that occurs naturally, can be crafted into tools, and has its own unique appearance and behavior! The lesson is designed for people with no prior knowledge to experienced coders.

Starcraft Programming

Friday December 5, 2014: 6:00 pm to 7:30 pm -- Downtown Library: Training Center

This event is intended for grades 3-10.

Join us for an introduction to the Galaxy Map Editor and learn to program one of the most sophisticated video games ever created! We will be teaching you the exact same world-class tools and techniques that Blizzard Entertainment used to create the game modes, maps, and animations featured in Starcraft II.

Video Game Development: Unity Fighter

Monday December 8, 2014: 6:00 pm to 7:30 pm -- Downtown Library: Training Center

This event is intended for grades 3-10.

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 “Fighting” genre, like Smash Brothers or Street Fighter.

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