Host a youth-led game making studio at your school or organization

E-Line Media has helped over a million young people learn to make video games. We're excited to introduce Make Room!, a network of hands-on learning programs for kids ages 13-18 modeled after the way real game studios work.

Kids will learn the ropes of game design and development from award-winning game makers, create original games and compete in design challenges, all the time building valuable Computer Science, design, art and collaboration skills.

Emp‍‍‍owering Young Game Makers

Our first studios are up and running in the New York City Metro and Phoenix regions. We'r‍‍‍e looking for schools, community organizations, youth-serving non-profits, game companies and private learning providers to expand our network in these regions and beyond.

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Want to learn more?

Watch our announcement from the 2017 CSForAll Summit

Take on group projects to design, mod & make original games

Go through the full game creation process‍‍‍ from research to design to production

Use industry-standard tool like Unity to create games for the web, PC and VR

Program at a Glance‍‍‍

What is it: Youth-led game studios

Who is it for: Young people ages 13-18

Locations: 2018 -- New York City Metro area and Phoenix; 2019 -- Those regions and beyond

Formats: Afterschool, weekend and summer programs

Prior experience required: None

Hardware and software: All required software and hardware can be provided as part of the program

Development tools used: Entry-level game making tools like Gamestar Mechanic as well as professional development platforms/programming languages like Unity/C#

Gaming platforms: Participants will design and make physical games as well as 2D and 3D digital games for the web, PC and Virtual Reality (VR)

What Make Room! provides: Curriculum, project design prompts, program staff, and access to our network of studios and game industry professionals.‍‍‍

About E-Line Media

E-Line Media is an independent video game developer and publisher that believes games have the power to help us understand and shape our world. Our most recent release, Never Alone, has been downloaded over 3 million times, appeared on over 75 "Best Of" lists and won numerous awards. We're hard at work on our next set of games in our studios in Tempe, AZ.

In addition to making games of our own, we are passionate about helping young people explore their passion for game making, develop their own voices in the medium and learn about how to pursue educational and professional opportunities into the industry.

Powering youth game making

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Interested in joining our team and helping to inspire the next generation of game makers? Check out our job postings at E-Line Media's careers page.

Have questions?

Please contact us via email at makeroom@elinemedia.com‍‍‍ or jo‍‍‍in our mailing list to re‍‍‍ceive updates.

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Kids have used E-Line's Gamestar Mechanic, an introductory game design platform, to make over a million original video games. Gamestar has been adopted in over 15,000 schools, after-school programs and camps.

As co-founder and presenter of the National STEM Video Game Challenge, the country's premier youth game design competition, E-Line's work has resulted in youth-created games being showcased at White House Science Fairs and played by President Obama.

Through our hands-on learning programs and game design workshops in partnership with organizations like Teach for America, The California Endowment, Entertainment Software Association and Girl Scouts of the USA, E-Line has introduced thousands of kids, teachers and other adults to the fundamentals of game making.

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