Ages 9 – 16: Game-Making Workshops

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Families with children aged 9 – 16 are sought by a PhD student from UCL over a minimum of four (4) workshops to take inspiration from the Museum of London Docklands’ rich collections, and make their own video games.

The families will use the Mission Maker software on laptops along with other materials and tools such as colours, plasticine, audio recorders, cameras etc. to build their games from scratch.

The workshops are spread over 4+ weeks (Mar 11 and 17, and April 7 and 14. A final day, April 28, to play the games together is optional.)

Each family gets a £25 Amazon voucher as a thank you token and also receive a free copy of the Mission Maker software to continue making video games at home.

For further information and/or to book places, email angeliki.symeonidi.15@ucl.ac.uk directly. 

Please read the following information on anonymity and the academic purpose of the workshops (scroll down for the timetable):

  • These workshops are part of a UCL Institute of Education research project conducted by a PhD candidate.
  • The research project has been approved by the Museum of London Docklands.
  • All workshops will be video/audio recorded for research purposes. All faces will be blurred to protect your anonymity.
  • Participation in four workshops is required for the completion of this research project. But, participation in all five workshops is recommended for the completion of your games.
  • One adult member of the family will be present and participate as an equal member of the group in all workshops.
  • Taking part is completely voluntary. I hope that if you do choose to be involved, you will find it a valuable and enjoyable experience for you and your family. I hope that your family will discover something new about games and museums. You are under no obligation to take part. If you choose to withdraw from the project during the workshops, there will be no consequences and all your data will be deleted.
  • During this study anonymity and confidentiality of your personal information is a priority. It is entirely up to you if you choose to stay anonymous, use a pseudonym or be named as the creator of your game.
  • All the data and findings from this study are going to be documented in my doctoral thesis. There is a possibility the information to be shared on reports or articles and papers for conferences. In addition to this, according to UCL Institute of Education Open Access scheme, the final document of my PhD thesis is going to be digitalized and be open to the public.
  • You will be asked to complete and return a consent form to ensure that you have carefully read and understood the above information.

THE TIMETABLE

11th MARCH 2018
Group 1 & 2
13.15 – 13.25 am Arrival Time (Main entrance, Foyer)
13.30 – 14.30 pm Museum Tour
▪ No 1 Warehouse (3rd floor)
▪ Sailortown (2nd floor)
▪ Many East Ends Monopoly (2nd floor)
14.30 – 16.00 pm Gaming-jam (learning room)
▪ Playing Many East Ends Monopoly game
▪ Playing Mission Maker demo & Learning the software

17th MARCH 2018
Group 1
10.00- 10.10 am Arrival Time (Main entrance, Foyer)
10.10 – 10.40 am Object Handling session (learning room)
10.40 – 11.40 am Museum Makers workshop (learning room)
Group 2
11.45 – 11.55 am Arrival Time (Main entrance, Foyer)
12.00 – 12.30 pm Object Handling session (learning room)
12.30 – 13.30 pm Museum Makers workshop (learning room)

7th APRIL 2018
Group 1
10.00- 10.10 am Arrival Time (Main entrance, Foyer)
10.10 – 11.40 am Mission Maker workshop (learning room)
Group 2
11.45 – 11.55 am Arrival Time (Main entrance, Foyer)
12.00 – 13.30 pm Mission Maker workshop (learning room)

14th APRIL 2018
Group 1
10.00- 10.10 am Arrival Time (Main entrance, Foyer)
10.10 – 11.40 am Game-making/Prototyping workshop (learning room)
Group 2
11.45 – 11.55 am Arrival Time (Main entrance, Foyer)
12.00 – 13.30 pm Game-making/Prototyping workshop (learning room)

28th APRIL 2018
Group 1 & 2
10. 00 am Arrival Time (Main entrance, Foyer)
10.00 am – 12.00 pm Playtesting session (learning room)

For further information and/or to book places, email angeliki.symeonidi.15@ucl.ac.uk directly.

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