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Games Design Club starts June 5th

Wednesdays I 6-7pm I Ages 11-14

Delve into the world of game design, developing games projects alongside other neurodivergent teens in a supportive setting.

What to expect

Imagine your child brainstorming game concepts, designing characters, and even coding parts of their own games. In our Games Design Club, your child will not only learn the fundamentals of game development but also gain confidence and expertise in a collaborative and inclusive environment led by neurodivergent games designers. From concept to creation, your child will develop skills in a supportive environment, culminating in the opportunity to play and share their games with others.

Why join?

🎮 Sparks creativity and imagination in designing and creating games.

🤝 Fosters friendships through collaboration and sharing ideas with peers.

💪 Builds confidence as club members see their ideas come to life in playable games.

🧠 Develops problem-solving and critical thinking skills through game development.

😊 Provides a supportive environment for exploring interests and expressing creativity.

What families say

We'll share parent reviews with you once this club has launched!


In the meantime here's what families say about similar clubs:


"'D' engaged really well once the instructors got his imagination going. Today he was able to share his work with the camera on his face - major progress!" 🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟


"My child doesn't always cope well with things like classes as she finds the instruction hard. She really enjoyed this though as she wasn't being told what to do." 🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟


"'M' has acute anxiety and the positive environment was really positive for her" 🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟

How sessions work

In Games Design Club, we undertake multi-week projects that guide young designers through every aspect of game creation, from initial concept to final testing:


  • Mini-Brief: Each session starts with a mini-brief where our session leader, Ollie, introduces new skills in game design such as level layout or character programming. This is followed by a discussion on how these skills can be integrated into the current project.

  • Practice Time: Members have ample time to apply these new techniques, working either independently or in teams, using simple drag-and-drop programs that emphasize creativity over complex coding.

  • Homework: At the end of each session, optional 'homework' may be assigned to further refine their projects or practice new skills, ensuring continuous development and readiness for the next session.

What you'll need

We will use a variety of readily available software in class. Before each session, information will be shared on any software you'll need to download and install before class. Where possible we strive to use software that is free, or extremely affordable in order to keep costs down.

Meet your Session Leader

Dive into the world of game design with Ollie! As an experienced game developer, Ollie brings a wealth of knowledge in everything from visual and audio design to game mechanics. He's passionate about helping young designers bring their gaming ideas to life in a supportive and empowering setting.

Price

Games Design Club costs £20/session, and we recommend you signup to 3-6 sessions in order to follow our multi-week projects!

If you love this Club and want to make savings get 15-20% off sessions with our multi-pass . Purchase your pass, and then book onto the club sessions you want to join!

 

We offer large discounts for families on Universal Credit. Email hello@uncommonminds.co.uk to get your family discount code today.

For answers to common booking FAQs including how you can cancel and reschedule please click here.



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