First Class Has Taken Place

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It would seem that Saturday, 10 AM, has become the time for programming classes to take place. And it would seem that Game Maker has been chosen as the initial teaching platform for these classes. These decisions were made in conjunction with the two guinea-pig… er… first students. I’ve drafted two neighborhood children to learn how to make games. Well, drafted isn’t at all the right word: they were quite keen on the idea, themselves. We did have to hedge their bets considerably. The first question from our two test subjects was “Can I make Xbox 360 games?”

In time. In time.

We’ll dive into Python and Unity later, but for now, we have two children, both 12, and we’ve done the first tutorial in Game Maker with them.

Al, Mike and Manny make up our current education team, and they managed to get everything setup and run without a hitch their first time out of the gate. We’re excited to continue. If you would like to send us your kids this Saturday, drop us an email. We have room for 3 more kids right now. All classes are free, and we’d like them to stay that way. This will require further monetary support on the part of our community, but we’re sure you’re up to the task.

After all, we think you’ll agree that teaching Oakland’s children how to program and create videogames can only be a good thing. We’re planting the seeds for the next generation of game developers here. Come help us sew.

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