On Saturday, February 4th the PIER will be hosting an exciting event for kids aged 12-17 years old. ShiftKey Labs along with Dalhousie University and IGNITE Atlantic are hosting Game Jam Next, an event to introduce youth to game design and development.

Participants will get to build their own game from scratch, and can choose to work on physical board games or computer games. Local organizations, such as Code Ninjas and Supernova, will be on site to provide fun activities and expertise!

For those interested in computer games, Code Ninjas is offering free coding workshops for beginners in the week leading up to the event.

The Saturday event runs from 10am to 3pm (there will be pizza and snacks), and you can sign up here: https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/game-jam-next-nova-scotia-tickets-507865408107