In 2019 EU Code Week will take place between 5 and 20 October.
The EU Code Week is a grass-roots movement that celebrates creativity, problem solving and collaboration through programming and other tech activities. The idea is to make programming more visible, to show young, adults and elderly how you bring ideas to life with code, to demystify these skills and bring motivated people together to learn.
This year - we will connect everybody in Europe, who is creating games during Code Week! If you join an activity (search the map at www.codeweek.eu/events for some near you) or if you create a game on your own: Upload it here. After the jam closes at October 31, voting starts, where everybody can rate every game. To take part, simply create a free itch.io account, join the jam, create a project and submit it (You can read the FAQ if you got stuck).
If you have no idea how to create a game, or how to help others create a game, you also have the possibility to join a live-lesson on Friday, October 4th, 11am CEST HERE. Or, if you want the full picture, you can join the official EU Code Week Deep Dive MOOC.
So - What is it about you ask? With environmental issues all over the globe, we decided for the following topic:
YOU ARE THE WEATHER!
Tips and Resources
There are many ways to build your games. Here are some easy to use programs to get started:
- Scratch (How to upload)
- Construct 2 and 3
- Adventure Game Studio
- RPG Maker Lite
- MakeCode Arcade
- Kodu Game Lab
Resources and manuals are everywhere, but here are some tips and compilations as well:
- David Arcila's big list for everything
- Global Game Jam ressource list
- itch.io's super simple list of creation tools
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Want to help out?
Join EU Code Week by organising a coding activity in your town, joining the Code Week 4 All Challenge and connecting activities across communities and borders, or helping us spread the vision of Code Week as an EU Code Week Ambassador for your country!