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Girls Make Games Newcastle

Hey everyone!


On Saturday, Lucy Smith and Sally Blake with the help of volunteers from WOMG and beyond held a Girls Make Games workshop in Newcastle, to teach young girls about the game industry and to help them create their very first game!


Girls Make Games is a global organisation, launched in 2014, and the program has reached over 5,500 girls in 51 cities worldwide. We had a fantastic day and the girls made some amazing games!


The day started with some good old fashioned design - who will the main character be? What kind of world will your character live in? Then, the girls created a paper design on the back of the worksheet to help them plan out what their level might be like.


We then used Stencyl to create a 3D platforming game, with some girls even creating their own custom assets! Stencyl is very easy to use and set-up, and it's free, so it's a great tool to begin learning with.


Every girl got a certificate at the end of the day to recognise their achievement, and hopefully they will continue making their game at home too!


Thank you to all our amazing sponsors and volunteers who helped put the event together - we couldn't have done it without you! Our fab photos are by @CameronSCraggs - thank you :D


We had a full turnout - so much so that we are planning to do more events in the future, so if you know someone who might be interested then give us a bell.


Thanks!

WOMG NE

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