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Playing for Keeps Game Design Summer Camp 




Do you play online games? Ever wonder what it would be like to make one? Come to a Game Design Summer Camp at Global Kids! During this intensive one week workshop, you will:


Learn the concepts of game design including prototyping, idea development, and iteration.

- Play and design in analog and online environments

- Explore the world of serious games and how they can be used to address social issues.

- Work on a team to produce an online game using a design platform such as Scratch, Stencyl or Gamestar Mechanic

- Present your ideas to your peers, and provide feedback to assist in the iterative process of game design.

- Meet professionals from the game design industry!


Sign up here:

Select one of two sessions:


Jul 22 - 25, 2013 (middle school)

Jul 29 - Aug 1, 2013 (high school)


Global Kids' headquarters

137 E. 25th Street, 2nd Floor

10:00 am to 4:00 pm

Simulating Inequality - P4K Gamers at Hungercraft 2.0 


What happens when resources are unequally distributed? Do citizens learn to cooperate and trade? Or is violence inevitable?


Those were some of the questions pondered by Global Kids’ Playing For Keeps youth leaders at Hungercraft 2.0, an event at the Main Branch of the Brooklyn Public Library on Saturday, March 30. Using a special world created by Minecraft Edu inspired by the popular books The Hunger Games, they faced off against the teens in Brooklyn Public Library’s T4 program (Today’s Teens, Tomorrow’s Techies).

Youth-Led STEM Game Design Workshops 

Youth-Led STEM Game Design Workshops


This is a guest post by Juan Rubio, Program Associate for the Online Leadership Program at Global Kids.



Global Kids Youth Leaders


As part of the National STEM Video Game Challenge, Global Kids youth leaders in the Playing for Keeps program designed and led game design workshops that will reach over 200 New York City youth at more than ten Hive NYC institutions. They held two different types of sessions. The first showcased game design concepts and introduced participants to, a game platform designed specifically for learning how to create games. The second workshop taught participants how to pitch their game design ideas to an expert panel of game gurus from E-Line Media and other game design companies like BrainPop.


Hive Youth Council: A-Team Presents Emoti-Con! 


Our Hive Youth Council Emoti-Con A-Team sub-committee has been hard at work ensure that this year's digital media festival is our best yet! Check out the video below to learn more about Emoti-Con and why you should attend.





For more information please follow us on twitter @Emoticon_NYC and like us at If you want to get your youth involved or want to learn about this year's process, watch our Intro to Emoti-Con 2013 webinar