This summer, UTG Academy has partnered with DigiBC to bring you an online video game development camp for girls! The week-long program will be student-directed and project-based where campers will get to create an HTML5 game using PixelPAD and Python. UTG instructors, Lydia Assion-Nielsen, Mia Gieselmann, and Linda Lee, will tune the curriculum to ensure students are given the opportunity to write code, change gameplay, design levels, update sprites, re-skin their game, and create an app that is uniquely their own.
The subsidized program is sponsored by IUGO Mobile Entertainment (a DigiBC member) and will also feature guest speakers, Amie Hulme (Technical Director, IUGO), Thais Campos (Quality Analyst, IUGO), and Reina Magica (Game Designer, IUGO) who will share their experiences, tips, and secrets from working in the video game industry.
This incredible opportunity is open to all girls 8-13 years old and no previous coding experience is necessary. UTG programs are centered on values rather than perfection, with a philosophy to education that is focused on supporting student motivations while challenging them to innovate, think critically, and solve problems with the latest technology. Additionally, the camp will be held online over Zoom so it can be taken from anywhere!
Click here to learn about to download details about the camp
DigiBC represents the province’s creative technology industry and our membership consists of companies that span the video game/interactive, animation, VFX, and VR/AR/XR sectors. Our mission is to ensure that creative technology, as a cornerstone of the broader technology ecosystem, grows and thrives in BC for the benefit of current and future generations.
IUGO Mobile Entertainment is a Vancouver-based studio that was founded in 2003 by Hong Yee Wong to connect people through mobile games. They have since gone on to earn a solid reputation for producing chart-topping titles with major global publishing partners, as well as achieve their own success by self-publishing original games. IUGO is a proud member of DigiBC where they help promote the industry and pave the way for the next wave of mobile and tablet gaming.