£26.17 – £38.96

Computer Game Design: Pixel Art at MadFabLab (for ages 8+)

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PLANT NOMA

Redfern, Dantzic Street, NOMA

Manchester

M60 0AE

United Kingdom

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Ever wanted to design your own computer game?

This two hour fun, creative and hands-on game design workshop you will discover the techniques and tools required to design your own fully functional retro 2D platform game. Learn how to use pixel art to design and animate characters, levels, background and much more. Your finished games will be published online for you to play at home and share with friends and family.

Who is this course for

We suggest a minimum age of 8 for this workshop. If you're not quite old enough why not see if an adult up can stay and help you during the session.

What you’ll learn

  • How to use pixel art to design characters, levels, background and more
  • How to animate the different elements
  • How to test (Play) your game
  • How to publish your game online

What you will leave with

You will receive a certificate and pin badge that shows you have successfully completed this workshop and you are a certified MakoCreater.

Equipment you’ll need

All equipment will be provided on the day, you just need to bring yourself.

FAQ's

Where is the MadFabLab?

MadFabLab is at PLANT NOMA. On arrival, just ask at the front desk if you need help finding it.

I have accessibility needs, what kind of physical access do you have?

PLANT and the MadFabLab have full accessibility. Please get in touch if you have any questions regarding the space.

What are my transport/parking options for getting to and from the event?

There are a number of options for getting to us by public transport. See below for all your options.

By tram

The nearest tram stop is Shudehill, on the Bury–Altrincham and Rochdale–East Didsbury lines. For other lines, Piccadilly Gardens is the closest and we are just 5 minutes walk away from here.

By bus

The nearest local bus station is Shudehill/Thomas Street, for visitors coming from North Manchester. For other local buses, Manchester Piccadilly Bus Station is located just 5 minutes walk away. The nearest national bus station is the Shudehill Bus Interchange, although Chorlton Street Bus Station is 20 minutes walk away.

By train

MadFabLab is less than 15 minutes walk away from Manchester Piccadilly station and across the road from Manchester Victoria train station.

By air

From Manchester International Airport, there is a train station at Terminal 2 with regular trains to Manchester Piccadilly Train station which take approximately 35 minutes. Alternatively, taxis are available outside all terminals and will take roughly 30 minutes on a good day, costing around £25.

By car

If you are driving to reach us, there is limited on-street parking in the area. Within a minutes walk of the building there is also Miller Street Car Park and Total Car Parks LTD.

By bike

We are currently looking into installing secure bike parking.

How can I contact the organiser with any questions?

Email us on fab@madlab.org.uk

What's the refund policy?

Please find MadLab's Cancellation Policy here.

This course needs a minimum of 10 people to run. Why not sign up and encourage a friend to come too?

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PLANT NOMA

Redfern, Dantzic Street, NOMA

Manchester

M60 0AE

United Kingdom

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