After-School Club: Beginners Game Design
He Rōpū Whai Muri i te Kura: He Hoahoa Kēmu

Design and code your own game, and play it online! An eight-week after-school course at Hīnātore | Learning Lab, ideal for ages 9–14. 

  • When Tue 8 Aug 2017, 3:45–5:15pm
  • Where
    Hīnātore | Learning Lab, Level 4
  • Cost $200 (for 8 sessions)
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A boy uses a computer to design a game


Game design at After School Club. Te Papa

Dates: Tuesdays, 8 August – 26 September 2017 
Time: 3.45pm–5.15pm
Cost: $200 (for 8 sessions)

Design, develop, collaborate, and code a game in this fun learning adventure. Then play your game online with friends and family!

You don’t need coding experience. Just bring a sense of wonder, a love of stories, and a passion for puzzles.

Suitable for beginner to intermediate game makers, ages 9 to 14. Contact us to discuss game makers outside of this age range who are keen to attend at

In these eight sessions you’ll:

  • follow a game industry production process
  • identify your favourite games and bits of Te Papa to inspire your new game concept
  • collaboratively design, develop, and code a game – and you can work from home between sessions if you like
  • use your friends as game testers and troubleshooters 
  • publish your game and share with friends and family.

This workshop is delivered in collaboration with Gamefroot, a resident of Te Papa's Mahuki innovation incubator.

There is a 20% early bird discount on bookings made before the end of the Term 2 School holidays (Offer expires on Friday 21 July). Use this discount code ASC T3 EB when booking via Shopify.

Bookings essential – sessions cannot be purchased separately. Your ticket(s) will be emailed to you upon purchase.