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Jul. 7, 2016 11:07 am

Want to see your game on a giant screen above Artscape?

Code in the Schools is running a video game-building workshop during the arts festival, and with it comes access to a giant screen on North Avenue.
At a Code in the Schools workshop, November 2015.

At a Code in the Schools workshop, November 2015.

(Photo by Stephen Babcock)

Artscape’s theme is focused on space this year, but one of the focal points of the creative cataclysm in the center of Baltimore will show off video games built here on Earth.

Just below the billboard-sized screen that overlooks Charles Street and I-83 across from Penn Station, Code in the Schools will be helping kids (of all ages) build games.

The Station North-based nonprofit is offering a chance to use the Unity game engine to build a game, and they’ll have instructors on hand to help out. Some of the games could get displayed on the Shanklin Media LED art board.

The LED art board. (Photo via Shanklin Media)

The LED art board. (Photo via Shanklin Media)

Code in the Schools will also have other free coding activities throughout the weekend, but here’s why the org is focusing on video games.

Video game development is one of the greatest tools for teaching programming. While youth think they are simply playing, they are learning valuable coding skills that can be applied to a wide range of 21st century careers

Being headquartered within a video game studio at the Centre Theatre on North Avenue, the nonprofit has firsthand experience.

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The Code in the Schools tent will be running at the corner of North Charles and East Lanvale streets from July 15-17.

To check out some other video games at Artscape, head over to the University of Baltimore for the annual indie game showcase, Gamescape.

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