A program modeled after real-world game development teams

The Video Game Development Team at Empow Studios is an interdisciplinary team experience that challenges teens to collaborate on a single, focused video game design project. Participants will learn how real video game design teams work together to create successful games, with each participant taking on the role of the designer, audio producer, or coder.

The process of creating a successful game requires testing with real players. This team’s project will be tested with local gamers and with professional game designers, with feedback incorporated into the final product. Final game will be posted on the Empow website.

We run a number of video game development programs through the year. Please see our class schedules below.

Empow Studios instructor working with student on their project

Additional Details

Participants will be able to take the source files for the final game home in order to continue improving the game. We provide all equipment necessary for the classes.


Please refer to our Policies page for more details. For our Studio Classes, we must receive a 30-day cancellation notice prior to the student’s last day in our program.

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