Summer 2019

Summer 2019 is fast approaching! And so are our Video Game Design Camps!

This year, we’re holding our Video Game Design classes at the following places. Click on the links to go to the registration pages!

Sign up today and join us for a summer of video game awesomeness! Check out the links above or our schedule page to see when classes will be held!

Spring Break Video Game Design Camp

PODS Game Design is based in Fargo, North Dakota. Recently, Fargo has been in the news for bone-chilling temperatures. On January 30th, it was well into the -30 degrees Fahrenheit. Add on some wind chill and you’ve got frostbite waiting to happen in mere minutes.

Everyone’s ready for summer to hit. When the snow melts, when the grass turns green, when the birds start singing again, when you can go outside with shorts and a t-shirt instead of a coat and boots, and when you can roast marshmallows over a fire.

Ah… those days… Remember those days?

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That’s why we’re excited to announce our

SPRING BREAK VIDEO GAME DESIGN CAMP!

Fargo Public Schools has Spring Break scheduled for March 11 – 15. And what could be better for your week off from school than a taste of summer camp? This class will be held from March 11 – 15 at 11:00 – 2:00 each day. We’ve partnered with REPLAY GAMES to hold this camp, so the gamer in your family can come for the game design camp and stay for the arcade collection of over 4300 games!

Learn more about our camps here!

So what are you waiting for? Sign up today by clicking here and get a taste of summer this spring!

Questions? Email us at podsgamedesign@gmail.com!

 

 

Spring 2019 Classes!

PODS Game Design has launched the new Spring 2019 game design classes!

We’ve got some awesome classes at Horizon Middle School and Moorhead High School in Moorhead, as well as more classes at everyone’s favorite arcade, Replay Games!

Check out our Spring lineup in our spring brochure!

Check out our classes with Moorhead Community Education HERE.

Check out our classes with Replay Games HERE.

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We’ve got more in store for Spring 2019. This is just the beginning!

Replay Games Contest!

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PODS Game Design and Replay Games are teaming up to offer game design classes on Saturday mornings this fall!

Not only that, but we’re premiering a new type of class – the Advanced One Day class. These classes are specially made for students who have completed a Beginner level class and/or are working on their own project!

See the full schedule here. Each class held at Replay Games will be held on Saturday mornings from 10:00 – 12:00

September 15 – October 13 – Beginner Class

November 3 – Advanced One Day – Evil Enemies!

November 10 – Advanced One Day – Dangerous Dungeons!

November 17 – Advanced One Day – Fantastic Fishing!

December 1 – Advanced One Day – Ice Slider!

Click on any of them for the registration page!

And what’s more, in celebration of our partnership with Replay Games, we’re offering a contest on Facebook! The winner gets the Beginner class AND one Advanced One Day class for FREE to give to someone of their choosing! 

To participate, simply LIKE THIS POST on the PODS Game Design Facebook page and TAG SOMEONE in a COMMENT! Your name will then be entered into the drawing! 

On September 10th, we will DRAW the winner live on Facebook! You have until then to participate! What could be better than that?!

(Terms & Conditions for contest: The contest is for the upcoming Beginner level class at Replay Games starting September 8th and for the Advanced One Day classes held in November and December. The classes will only be held if enrollment meets a certain threshold, otherwise the award will be applicable to an equivalent upcoming class at Replay Games to be held at a later date. Email podsgamedesign@gmail.com with questions.)

 

 

 

First Game Design Class with Replay Games

We’re holding our first class with Replay Games in downtown Fargo! We will hold a Beginner class that meets on Saturday mornings at 10:00 – 12:00 from September 8 – October 6. You can learn more about this class on our Facebook event page or  go straight to the registration page!

Now that our first Fall class is on the schedule, we have to look back over a very successful summer! So far, we have taught 108 students how to create video games in some capacity, from pixel art textures, to some difficult programming in making a custom level-up system in RPG Maker MV in our advanced class at College for Kids and Teens at MSUM.

We still have two summer classes left. Next week, starting on August 6th, we will have our last two Summer 2018 classes with the West Fargo Park District. In these classes, we will teach students how to make a town-building system and program some awesome minigames.

We look forward to an awesome Fall! Check for more classes with Replay Games and with Moorhead Community Education!

 

Summer of PODS + Tutorials!

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The PODS Game Design summer camps are going great! At this point, we have completed camps in Moorhead and in West Fargo. Next week, we travel to Frazee and Perham, Minnesota for our next camps! Check it out and see what the kids will make out of their games!

Summer Camp

Our upcoming class schedule is as follows:

June 25 – 29: Frazee, MN & Perham, MN – Game Design Camp

July 9 – 13: Belcourt, ND – Scholastic Arts and Writings Award Workshop – Video Game Design!

July 16 – 19: Moorhead, MN – College for Kids and Teens – Beginner Game Design

July 23 – 26: Moorhead, MN – College for Kids and Teens – Advanced Game Design

July 30 – August 3: Breckenridge, MN – Game Design Camp

July 30 – August 3: Moorhead, MN – Advanced Class – Minigames

August 6 – 10: West Fargo, ND – Advanced Classes: Town-building Game and Minigames

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More details and registration on our Class Schedule page!

 

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In other news, we have posted the FIRST PODS Game Design tutorial! Our first tutorial is for an often-requested system found in the demo game, The Quest for the Bedazzled Mirror, the bank. While there are certainly less ninjas in the tutorial than in the demo game, it will still teach you how to build a basic banking system. Not only that, but there will certainly be more tutorials in the future to build on this system! Stay tuned for more!

Video Game Design Camps with PODS Game Design!

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The long winter is over and spring is here! School’s about to get out and your kids are ready to play video games ALL summer long!

Why not send them to a video game design camp with PODS Game Design?

Our camps will give kids the memories of a lifetime as they create their VERY OWN video game! They’ll learn everything that it takes to make one, from writing the scripts to carefully arranging the level design and everything in between!

The PODS Game Design summer catalog is PACKED with excitement!

Summer Camp

More details and registration on our Class Schedule page!

June 11 – 15: Moorhead, MN – Game Design Camp

July 16: Moorhead, MN – Pixel Art Textures

June 18 – 21: West Fargo, ND – Game Design Camp

June 25 – 29: Frazee, MN & Perham, MN – Game Design Camp

July 9 – 13: Belcourt, ND – Scholastic Arts and Writings Award Workshop – Video Game Design!

July 16 – 19: Moorhead, MN – College for Kids and Teens – Beginner Game Design

July 23 – 26: Moorhead, MN – College for Kids and Teens – Advanced Game Design

July 30 – August 3: Breckenridge, MN – Game Design Camp

July 30 – August 3: Moorhead, MN – Advanced Class – Minigames

August 6 – 10: West Fargo, ND – Advanced Classes: Town-building Game and Minigames

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More details and registration on our Class Schedule page!

 

What a summer! We’re sure excited to lead so many game design camps and special classes this summer! We can’t wait to see what else is in store from PODS Game Design this fall…