The next Stockport Creative Festival is happening over the 17th and 18th May, and as part of it I'll be running a couple of games development crash-course sessions for beginners, at the Central Library in Stockport on the Saturday (17th).
I'm currently writing a full course to be run over a weekend at Madlab, so this will be a sort of bite-size taster of what to expect. I think it'll be a really fun day, and it'll give me a chance to see how much people are into the idea before I take the plunge and do something bigger and more challenging.
Exact content TBC, but expect chunky colourful arcade loveliness:
The course will be aimed at anyone and everyone who's interested in making fun videogames, and is for absolute beginners - no experience necessary.
The exact plan is still under wraps, but we'll be making something fun and exciting as a group using the free Stencyl software (it'll probably look something like the images above though!) - hopefully this taster will lead attendees on to bigger and cooler things.
If you're interested, tickets will be going up shortly - keep an eye on twitter for updates!