We have some taster sessions running Saturday 2nd Sept 1pm 2pm 3pm and 4pm.
Ran form impact gamers, SHINE community hall (map)
(1pm Maze game 2pm Platform 3pm Maze game 4pm Platform)
An hour session where your child will make a small game
For ages 8-16yrs, no previous experience needed, but useful if they can use a computer mouse.
Book a slot here online form we’ll contact you to confirm spaces, upto 10 per group.
We are open afterschool Mondays and Fridays for students aged 8-14yrs. We’re look to start a new group Tuesdays from Sept 2023.
Please fill in this form to show your interest
For any 15yr old or older you should consider the IG Academy
Impact Gamers is a BAFTA* award winning community organisation that exists to inspire young people to make positive computer games.
The initial 6 week block is an introduction period where your child will learn to make a basic game using Clickteam Fusion. Clickteam fusion is an easy to use graphical programming language, which is more powerful than Scratch and easier to use than python. You can download a free version of the software to use at home.
Once inducted; the student will be supported and mentored to in an aspect of game making in 6 week blocks (They can continue work at home).
They will later be able to chose to make their own games from the start as their skills grow.
This course is not a formal qualification, we set our own scheme of work and are happy to share updates with you.
Your child will be automatically enrolled onto the next 6 week block unless we are notified that you no longer want to attend. Please note we can not hold places if your child is not attending or engaging in the sessions.
Age and ability
Aimed at ages 8-14 but older or younger people can come at our discretion. Students will need to be able to use a mouse. We have low and medium desk heights and adjustable chairs and monitor heights.
Groups are free to attend, however if you are able to afford it we suggest a donation of £60 per half term to help cover running costs
Sessions are currently run on Mondays 4-5 pm and 5-6 pm. We ask that you arrive promptly so we can start on time. If you arrive early for the second session you may need to wait in the hall until the previous session has finished .
Parents can leave or stay and enjoy tea/coffee, retro games magazines, chatting with others and free WiFi in the side rooms.
* 2018 Young Games Designer Mentor Winner
We offer work experience for students, contact us for more information.
For 2021 we are very excited to extend mentoring from young people to adults. The IG Academy