04 Mar 2015
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Game development and zombies: Capital E launches school programmes

By Catherine Knowles

Capital E Digital Studio is hosting two programmes for juniors and seniors taking place in this year’s April school holidays.

In the Capital E MediaLab, children will create their own computer game with Wellington software developers Gamefroot.

This three day workshop is targeted for children ages eight years and up. Children will have the opportunity to work with Gamefroot’s intuitive web interface and will have help from the actual developers of Gamefroot.

Children will be able to build a world complete with characters and interactive objects. They will be encouraged to tell a story through their game and make challenging puzzles.

Once their game is built, it can be published to the web, tested on a phone or tablet, and shared with friends and family.

For juniors (8-10 years) the workshop runs from April 7-9, and for seniors (11+ years) the workshop will take place from April 14-16. It’s $135 per person per workshop.

In the OnTV Studio, children will be at the heart of the Zombie apocalypse in Zombiewatch, a one day workshop to create a live-recorded news broadcast.

They’ll be part of the crew creating live-recorded television about the apocalypse, perhaps as a reporter, a behind the scenes operator, or even a member of the undead.

This workshop takes place for juniors from April 14-16 and for seniors April 7-9 and is $45 per person.

Melissa Conway, Capital E creative technology manager says, “We’re thrilled to be bringing two unique school holiday programmes to the Wellington scene.

“There’s something for every child in developing their own creation in either our OnTV Studio or MediaLab. We can’t wait to see what’s created.”

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