It's important to foster talent while kids are young, before they turn into gangly teenagers who don't care about anything besides loitering. Get a head start with this Groupon.
Choose from Six Options
$99 for six classes of 3D Game Design (a $198 value)
- Saturdays, from November 2 to December 14, from 8:30 a.m. to 9:30 a.m.
- Ages 8–14
- Introduction to video-game design
- Use 3D modeling skills to build a platform-based video game and create characters, puzzles, and custom game attributes
- Receive link to download the software and other students’ levels<p>
$79 for four classes of Game Creation (a $158 value)
- Wednesdays, from November 13 to December 11, from 6 p.m. to 7 p.m.
- Ages 8–14
- Use Unreal Editor software that’s also used by professional game developers
- Learn different procedures for modeling and texturing and add preset 3D models, vehicles, and weapons
- Software used is rated T for shooting and animated robot violence, but effort is made to make it appropriate for the age group<p>
$99 for six classes of Lego Robotics Vehicles (a $198 value) * Saturdays, from November 2 to December 14, from 9:45 a.m. to 10:15 a.m. * Ages 8–14 * Robots powered by Lego Mindstorms parts * Students work in teams * Create commands and configure sensors that track motion, light, and touch<p>
C3 Cyber Club
At C3 Cyber Club, kids learn to build Lego robots, design racing games, and design Minecraft games that take place in three-dimensional worlds. In classes open to kids in grades K–9, the team of instructors teaches computer design and programming, fostering both creativity and tech savviness. To complement these sessions, the center also offers afterschool programs, summer camps, and gaming birthday parties, complete with Guitar Hero and other multiplayer games.