kippie

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WHAT WE DO

We come to you and we bring everything you need to make a game - the laptops, the art materials, the cameras, the recording equipment. Through a series of workshops, or a one off, we work with you to develop your idea or tell your story through a game. We make the game together, and along the way you learn some programming, artwork, design thinking and game design basics.

We can also help you develop entrepreneurial and business start up skills. You don’t need to have any previous knowledge about computers, games or programming.  Suitable for ages 8 to 80, and a great way of team building.

 
 
 Production Manager, Business development, PR. Katherine has a varied background in project delivery - for the film and TV sector as well as digital games and workshops. She works freelance in marketing and social media, and has experience working in the voluntary sector.

Production Manager, Business development, PR. Katherine has a varied background in project delivery - for the film and TV sector as well as digital games and workshops. She works freelance in marketing and social media, and has experience working in the voluntary sector.

 Programmer and Game Development. Caroline has worked in games development for 10 years, including 6 years as Managing Director of her own Serious Games company in Derry, producing educational content for international companies and UK and Irish councils.

Programmer and Game Development. Caroline has worked in games development for 10 years, including 6 years as Managing Director of her own Serious Games company in Derry, producing educational content for international companies and UK and Irish councils.

 Graphic Artist, Editor, Animator and Artist. Justine’s body of work ranges from the feature film, A City Dreaming, to various well received documentaries for both the BBC and ITV, to her work as an animator for Nationwide Building society and motion controlled art installations..

Graphic Artist, Editor, Animator and Artist. Justine’s body of work ranges from the feature film, A City Dreaming, to various well received documentaries for both the BBC and ITV, to her work as an animator for Nationwide Building society and motion controlled art installations..

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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WHY GAMES?

 
 

self expression

The process of deciding on the theme or topic, and how to communicate it to your audience within the structure of an interactive game or story requires the development of certain skills. These include: 

  • Creative problem solving

  • Creative thinking

  • Working and making decisions as a group

  • Sharing ideas and experiences

  • Considering practical responses

  • Examining possible outcomes

  • The ability to analyse an issue and approach it in abstract ways

  • Allowing different perspectives and complex representations to develop

DIGITAL AND BUSINESS SKILLS

Making and promoting a mobile game covers a wide range of practical skills, and we provide introductory hands on experience of them with free to use and widely available technology. These skills include:

  • Script writing

  • Programming

  • Social media for promotion and marketing

  • Working in a group

  • Music recording and digital manipulation

  • Digital image manipulation

  • Games design and theory

  • Graphic design

  • Animation

  • Planning, scheduling and budgeting.

 

IT’S GAME CHANGING!

A big thank you to the guys from Kippie
for capturing the imagination of the young people,
and for enabling them to have their very own unique
platform where they could share and
bring to life their creative ideas
— - the team from Liberty Consortium
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Our workshops cover

 The game and it’s message is completely driven from the ground up by the people involved. We facilitate and encourage discussion of the issues and societal pressures that affect the group, what message do they want to get across?  What problem do THEY want to address? And how can they decide that as a group?

The game and it’s message is completely driven from the ground up by the people involved. We facilitate and encourage discussion of the issues and societal pressures that affect the group, what message do they want to get across?
What problem do THEY want to address? And how can they decide that as a group?

 What does the game look like?  How does it work? We encourage the group to propose and consider practical responses and examine possible outcomes through the step by step logic / process of designing a computer game.

What does the game look like?
How does it work?
We encourage the group to propose and consider practical responses and examine possible outcomes through the step by step logic / process of designing a computer game.

 We work with the group to make the game, using freely available online tools, giving a taste of some of the skills involved in game making including digital image manipulation, script writing, art work, sound recording and coding, designed to increase the participants confidence when working with digital technologies.

We work with the group to make the game, using freely available online tools, giving a taste of some of the skills involved in game making including digital image manipulation, script writing, art work, sound recording and coding, designed to increase the participants confidence when working with digital technologies.

 We bring the game to market and provide opportunities for the group to pitch / market the game to companies and groups of interested people, with us providing a grounding in basic entrepreneurial / business start-up skills.

We bring the game to market and provide opportunities for the group to pitch / market the game to companies and groups of interested people, with us providing a grounding in basic entrepreneurial / business start-up skills.

 
The relationship with Kippie
and the quality of the work
produced is exceptional.
— Maria Rogan, Director for training and development, Parenting NI
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‘Kippie has given us the chance to share
our experiences in a creative way,
build bonds, friendships, skills in computing
and business, and being able to be
ourselves openly and freely’
— the Robits team
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Call us on 07808161558. If we don't pick up please leave a message.

Email us at info@kippie.org.uk

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