Video Game Design Workshop at NDSU!

We at PODS Game Design are pleased to announce that we will be leading a video game design workshop at NDSU in August! This workshop is for the Scholastic Arts and Writing Awards and is available for students who will enter grades 7 – 12 this upcoming school year.

Click here to register!

The Details:

What?: A video game design workshop!

Where?: NDSU, Minard Hall 319

When?: August 14 to August 18, 9:00 – 4:00

Cost?: $175

Scholarships?: Yes (Check appropriate box on application)

How do I apply?: Click here!

Other questions? Contact Dave at!


This game design workshop will be led by both Dave of PODS Game Design and the wonderful workshop leaders of the Red River Valley Writing Project at NDSU. The games created in this workshop are encouraged to be submitted to the Scholastic Arts and Writing Awards contest. We are looking for unique stories and inspired story-tellers to weave their tales into a video game.

Each day, students will begin with a short writing prompt about their game to get their creative juices flowing. Then it’s off to the computers to build, program, and create! After a lunch at NDSU’s union, student will return for more video game creation. Throughout the day, we will discuss topics of plot, character development, and scene creation intermixed with some clever coding and programming to make it all work. The day ends with a final prompt to further develop ideas and discuss progress that been made.

We would love for you to join us! Applications will be accepted until August 1st. Apply here!