Queer Coded Camp

Story brought to lifeCalling all rainbow gamers! Gather, meet your peers, create art and tell interactive stories in your own way at this fun camp offered by Red River College Polytechnic 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 camp is limited to only 12 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.

Age

13-18 years old.

Dates and Fees

Date Time Hours Cost
Week 1:
Jul. 18 – Jul. 22

Week 2:
Jul. 25 – Jul. 29

1:00pm – 4:00pm 30 $69

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

Manitou a bi Bii daziigae
319 Elgin Ave.
Winnipeg, MB
R3A 0K4

Topics

  • Character design – anatomy, composition, proportion and shape
  • What works and what doesn’t work; 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
  • 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 (laptops can be supplied on-site, but students are encouraged to bring their own if possible)
  • Mouse
  • Microsoft Teams app (included with registration)
  • Internet connection
  • Optional: sketchpad or notepad

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 RRC Polytech. 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 12 seats available. Register for this camp while seats remain!

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Rights and Responsibilities

To create a safe space, RRC Polytech 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 Polytech’s Youth Camps, contact us.