PODS Game Design provides a variety of services in addition to our video game design classes. We provide speaking engagements and offer birthday parties! To contact us for questions, please email us at or call us at 701-936-4716.

Speaking Engagements

Our lead instructor, Dave Binkard, has spoken at numerous career events across the region about video game design to students ranging from middle school students looking to get interested in a technical and/or creative field to high school seniors thinking about college and their future careers.

Speaking Engagement length: 30 mins – 1 hour

Regions: Fargo, ND area

To arrange a speaking engagement or to contact us for questions, please email us at or call us at 701-936-4716.

Birthday Parties

We hold birthday parties in the Fargo-Moorhead area! What could be more memorable for the gamer in your family than a crash course in making their own game? We typically partner with Replay Games in downtown Fargo for a location, but other options can be available.


The PODS Computers at Replay Games!

  • Does your birthday boy or girl want the most unique and memorable birthday party of all? How about a birthday party where everyone walks away with a video game?
  • At the moment, we have FOUR options for video game design parties. Choose one for the special day!
    • DONUT INVADERS – Alien donuts from outer space are destroying the planet! Only you can stop them! Birthday Party: Level Design & Unique Enemy Coding
    • MOUSE MAZE – Collect all the cheese to escape to the next level before the dreaded cats catch you! Birthday Party: Level Design & “Cat Trap” Coding
    • DESTRUCTO-BALL – Destroy all the blocks with the Destructo-Ball! Don’t let it fall off the screen! Birthday Party: Level Design & Powerup Coding
    • DUNGEON GAME – In this RPG Maker MV game, most of the game is built. But it’s up to the birthday guests to build the final levels to their versions. The plot? The king has lost the one-of-a-kind super-rare authentic Babe Ruth Rookie Baseball Card to a dragon! It’s up to you to save it! The Hero? The birthday child of course! They’ll have unique superpowers for a memorable gaming experience. The goal? Build the final dungeon that leads up to the fiendish dragon! Birthday Party: Level Design, Coding, and Character Creation.
  • At the end of the party, each game will be transferred to a CD so each party-goer can take their game home and show their family and friends!
  • (Note: Game Design Birthday Parties have a minimum length of 2 hours)

Please contact us for more details, dates, and rates by email at or by phone at 701-936-4716.