Girls Make Games Newcastle
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!
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.