Posted on: 21-02-2022
Kippie CIC is excited to announce another round of its successful course, Girls Make Games, for girls aged 10-13 starting from Monday 28th February.
This free 8-week course covers all aspects of game development in a fun and no pressure environment.
If your daughter / niece / grand-daughter is obsessed with Roblox or hooked on Among Us, sign up today.
There is a misconception that girls don’t play games, but 45% of all European video game players are female, and women make up 51% of all European mobile/tablet players. But that is not reflected in the game making industry.
NI Direct’s website states that the top 2 skills that ‘are extremely important to the Northern Ireland economy’ are ICT and Creative Digital Media. The site continues to say, “Digital is everywhere and is at the heart of the UK economy”, and “All national trends and forecasts predict the continuation of demand for high level skills in the sector.”
However, in the UK tech sector only 17% of employees are female, and in NI only 15% of A level computing students are female.
Katherine Rowlandson, co-founder of Kippie said: “When girls come to our class they will get a chance to learn how to design, make graphics and code their own game, and get hands on with graphics packages and games engines! We like to focus on creativity and fun, and of course they will also get to meet and make friends with girls their age with similar interests.”
Click HERE to register.