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Computer Game Design Workshop at MadFabLab (for ages 8+)





Calling all aspiring game developers!

In this workshop, you’ll how to make your own fully functional computer game from our onsite experts.

What you’ll learn:

Get the creative ideas flowing by playing on some great game examples

A quick storyboarding and planning session will help you find what type of game you’d like to create

Iron out any problems by testing your game with the group

When your game is finished, we’ll project a live demo on our big screen for the rest of the group to see.

Where available, games will be published online so you can continue to play after the session has ended.

We are offering two types of tickets for this workshop so please ensure you are purchasing correctly:

Design Solo: Create your very own game on your own workstation.

Design Together: Share a workstation with a friend or sibling and design a game together.

Who is this course for?

No experience is necessary.

Children must be accompanied by an adult (ticket not required).

Equipment you’ll need

All equipment will be provided on the day, you just need to bring yourself.


I have accessibility needs, what kind of physical access do you have?

Unfortunately, the MadFabLab is on a first floor with no lift. We are actively pursuing leads on future space which will have improved access, but in the meantime please get in touch and we will work creatively to try and accommodate you.

What are my transport/parking options for getting to and from the event?

The MadFabLab is in the Northern Quarter in Manchester.

There are a number of options for getting to us by public transport.

By tram

The nearest tram stop is Shudehill, on the Bury–Altrincham and Rochdale–East Didsbury lines. For other lines, Piccadilly Gardens is the closest and we are just 5 minutes walk away from here.

By bus

The nearest local bus station is Shudehill/Thomas Street, for visitors coming from North Manchester. For other local buses, Manchester Piccadilly Bus Station is located just 5 minutes walk away. The nearest national bus station is the Shudehill Bus Interchange, although Chorlton Street Bus Station is 20 minutes walk away.

By train

MadFabLab is less than 15 minutes walk away from both Manchester Piccadilly and Manchester Victoria train stations.

By air

From Manchester International Airport, there is a train station at Terminal 2 with regular trains to Manchester Piccadilly Train station which take approximately 35 minutes. Alternatively, taxis are available outside all terminals and will take roughly 30 minutes on a good day, costing around £25.

By car

If you are driving to reach us, there is limited on-street parking in the area. Alternatively, there is an NCP Car Park roughly two minutes walk away. Also, be warned that the Northern Quarter has a somewhat inscrutable one-way system so bring your sat nav.

By bike

Cyclists are always welcome and we have cycle storage next door at MadLab (36-40 Edge St).

How can I contact the organiser with any questions?

Email us on

Phone us on 0161 839 6324

What’s the refund policy?

Please find MadLab’s Cancellation Policy on our website.

This course needs a minimum of 10 people to run. Why not sign up and encourage a friend to come too?

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