come learn how to make a video game about petting dogs!

Come learn how to make a video game about petting dogs! This introductory workshop will teach budding game developers the fundamentals of programming with the freely available block-based visual programming software, Scratch. 

Attendees will learn how to make playable characters, the basics of animations, and very simple non-playable characters.

All attendees will have made a small game about petting dogs as well as an introduction on how to learn to make their own games.

event details

Suitable for kids aged 8-12

Wednesday 21 April, 1pm – 4pm

Anyone who is attending two workshops in one day will need to be collected by a caregiver during the lunch break.

As lunch is not provided, we recommend using this time to get something to eat.

ticket prices

$15 per child

Prices are GST inclusive.


Capital E, 4 Queens Wharf, Te Aro, Wellington

facilitated by


Tana Tanoi

Tana is a Wellington, New Zealand-based programmer and game designer, currently working at Dinosaur Polo Club. He started with level design and modding, before getting into programming, software engineering, game jams, then finally game development. He’s also an avid tea-drinker, lindy-hopper, and dog-petter.

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Photography courtesy of Humphrey Hanley.