UTG Academy has partnered with DigiBC to bring you an online coding camp for girls that focuses on students creating their own video games! The week-long program will be student-directed and project-based where campers will get to create an HTML5 game using PixelPAD and Python. UTG instructors will tune the curriculum to ensure students are given the opportunity to write code, change gameplay, design levels, update sprites, re-skin their game, and create an app that is uniquely their own.
The subsidized program will feature guest speakers, who will share their experiences, tips, and secrets from working in the video game industry.
This incredible opportunity is open to all girls 8-13 years old and is suitable for a wide range of novice and beginner coders (with no previous experience necessary). Each week of the summer camp session is a novel experience built to accommodate the skills and creative goals for every participant's project ideas - returning campers are always welcome! UTG programs are centered on values rather than perfection, with a philosophy to education that is focused on supporting student motivations while challenging them to innovate, think critically, and solve problems with the latest technology. Additionally, the camp will be held online over Zoom so it can be taken from anywhere!
DigiBC represents the province’s creative technology industry and our membership consists of companies that span the video game/interactive, animation, VFX, and VR/AR/XR sectors. Our mission is to ensure that creative technology, as a cornerstone of the broader technology ecosystem, grows and thrives in BC for the benefit of current and future generations.
East Side Games
was founded in 2011 and started as an indie game studio in east Vancouver. Today, they are part of East Side Games Group (TSX: EAGR), and are a game developer, publisher, and technology provider. ESG enables creators to successfully deliver memorable mobile gaming experiences that players engage with every day. Through their proven tech kits and beloved brand partnerships, their games empower passionate fan bases to explore their favourite content in a fun, convenient medium, available in the palm of their hands.
IUGO Mobile Entertainment
is a Vancouver-based studio that was founded in 2003 by Hong Yee Wong to connect people through mobile games. They have since gone on to earn a solid reputation for producing chart-topping titles with major global publishing partners, as well as achieve their own success by self-publishing original games. IUGO is a proud member of DigiBC where they help promote the industry and pave the way for the next wave of mobile and tablet gaming.