Feb 26, 2019

Girls Make Games

  • Crimson Education
  • multiple cities in USA


Girls Make Games is a series of summer camps, workshops and game jams designed to inspire the next generation of designers, creators, and engineers. 

Launched in 2014, the program has reached over 5,500 girls in 51 cities worldwide. 

GMG was created by Laila Shabir and Ish Syed, founders of LearnDistrict, an educational company committed to creating educational access through video games and enrichment programs.

To learn more about our mission, background, and impact, watch the award winning documentary linked in Youtube.  

Learn how to design and program your own video game! Students learn the fundamentals of game development while working in teams to create fully functional game prototypes.

  1. Intro to Game Design: students learn gameplay models, mechanics, and terminology.
  2. Intro to Game Art: students create characters & backgrounds, and learn animation.
  3. Intro to Programming: students learn fundamentals, visual/script code, and logic.

Every year, Girls Make Games runs 3 week long summer camps around the country. This year, 33 teams of girls between ages 8-17 learned how to design and program video games. Of those 33 teams, the top 5 made it out to Demo Day to pitch their games to a panel of industry judges. 

This year's winner: Team Sarcastic Shark Clouds with their game, Shredded Secrets! Please see game descriptions, trailer, team members and game prototypes below!

Type of Opportunity

Extracurricular Activity

Age Range

8-11 and 12-17

Youtube Video