Queer Coded Camp

Calling all rainbow gamers! Gather virtually, meet your peers, create art and tell interactive stories in your own way at this fun camp offered by Red River College and New Media Manitoba.

Learn game development and develop new skills from 2SLGBTQIA industry professionals and allies in a safe and supportive environment. Whether your passions and talents lie in drawing, writing, animation, music or programming, you are welcomed.

This live, online camp focuses on tech, art, and creativity and is limited to only 16 seats.

No previous game development experience is required. Come with an open mind, a desire to learn, and see what a powerful creative medium video game development can be.
Illustration of a 2SLGBTQIA coder

Age

13-18 years old.

Dates and Fees

Date Time Hours Cost
Jul. 19-30 1:00pm-4:00pm 30 $49

Our goal is to make this camp as accessible as possible so if cost is a barrier, please mention it during registration and we will work with you to find a solution.
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Location

Online.

Topics

Week One

  • Character design – anatomy, composition, proportion and shape
  • What works and what doesn’t work and what you like and don’t like (exploring favourite games and genres)
  • Storytelling – nonlinear and traditional
  • Creating worlds, characters, setting and the rules for that world and how that can be turned into game mechanics
  • Creating sprites and backgrounds – using created images or pre-made, pen and paper images

Week Two

  • Implementing your characters and backgrounds into a story with mechanics using a game engine
  • Creating narrative games and/or visual novels
  • Using a visual game creator

Prerequisites

None.

Materials Needed

  • Computer – PC OR Mac
  • Mouse
  • Microsoft Teams app (included with registration)
  • Internet connection

About the Instructor

Summer camp instructor Alice RLAlice RL is a professional Illustrator and Art Teacher based in Winnipeg, Manitoba. The non-binary, transgender, Ojibawe artist draws inspiration from their experiences and cultural teachings and melds it with a signature palette of bright, playful hues to create stunning juxtapositions of human brutality and emotion with hope and whimsy. Alice’s range of projects includes game and comic book art, digital and traditional illustration, and graphic design.

Alice is a graduate of the University of Manitoba Fine Arts Program and Digital Media Design at Red River College. Alice is deeply involved in the local art community and strives to improve themselves and others. Whether working in digital or traditional art, Alice brings a unique personal style and emotional impact into all their creations.

NOTE:

Only 16 seats available. Register for this camp while seats remain!

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Rights and Responsibilities

To create a safe space, RRC embraces the rights and responsibilities shared by the Rainbow Resource Centre:

  • We have the right to privacy – What is said in the group, stays in the group
  • We have the right to our own opinions and the responsibility to respect other’s opinions
  • We have the right to be listened to, and the responsibility to listen
  • We have the right to make mistakes, and the responsibility to learn from our mistakes
  • We have the right to choose our identities (name, pronouns, labels), and the responsibility to honor one another’s identities
  • We have the right to feel safe in a non-judgmental space, and the responsibility to keep personal disputes out of programming
  • We have the responsibility to respect staff, volunteers, guests and youth participants
  • We will not tolerate:
    • Verbal, emotional, physical, or sexual harassment of any kind
    • Racist, sexist, classist, homophobic, transphobic, fatphobic, ableist, xenophobic, or any other type of oppressive behaviors or language

Refunds and Questions

Refunds must be requested at least eight calendar days before the camp start date.

To request a refund or to ask a question about RRC’s Youth Camps, email us or call 204.632.2191. Hours: M-Th 8:00am–5:00pm, F 8:00am–3:30pm.