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Code + Build Games on PocketCHIP

Sparkiverse offers the most fun and innovative after school STEM, STEAM, and tech classes in the Bay Area. Creating with Circuits. Minecraft Challenges. Coding. Robots. And Game Design. Also with summer camps in Palo Alto.

Code + Build Games on pocketchip

About THis class

Actual Pong code and game built by a Sparkiverse student

Actual Pong code and game built by a Sparkiverse student

in this sparkiverse-only class, coding meets the real world of game building.

Students love to be challenged and see their accomplishments.  So we’ve bundled that excitement into an amazing new class.  We start by teaching students coding fundamentals.  Then we challenge them to use these skills to build their own games on their own PocketCHIP.  It’s seeing their code in action that made this a summer camp favorite.  And now we’re rolling it out to our after-school classes.

Students build their game on PocketCHIP - sourced by Sparkiverse straight from KickStarter.  What’s PocketCHIP? It’s a handheld game console ($69 list price) powered by CHIP, the world’s first $9 computer chip.  At the end of the session, they can bring home this own amazing and tiny computer so they can take their accomplishment anywhere - literally!

Throughout the term, students:

  • Learn about key topics such as conditional statements, functions, and loops

  • Apply this knowledge to use Pico8 and get a start in the Indie Gaming world

  • Build their own retro-games by writing their own code

It doesn’t matter how much or how little experience your student has in coding or game building.  As long as they like playing games, they will love this class.  Summer campers can bring their PocketCHIP for more game building!

Who will Love This class?

  • Students who love to play and build games

  • Students who are interested in coding, but need a creative way to get started

  • Students who have taken coding classes that want to use their knowledge in a new way