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6 PM - 8 PM EST

Ever wanted to make a video game? Learn how to make your own exploration video game in this two-part workshop series with Hiba Ali, digital media artist and scholar. We will learn how to set up a basic exploration game with an open-source (free) version of Unity. Along the way, we will learn about indie games, platforms, contemporary artists-game designers and the video game industry. Topics covered include: how to customize and texture paint your environment, basic modeling, first person controller and how to make games that are playable on your computer. No prior experience required.

Course Outline

Session 1: Wednesday, February 16th, 6pm-8pm

Session 2: Wednesday, February 23rd, 6pm-8pm


  • Zoom account (Register here)
  • Unity 2020 (create an account & download here)

Note: Participants should have both Unity Hub and Unity software downloaded and installed before the workshop.

About DARC's Workshops

Digital Arts Resource Centre (DARC) provides training in a varied range of disciplines related to filmmaking and media art while making a dedicated effort to create a pathway to an intersectional education. We aspire to be a platform for creative support and community building through active participation and exchange of knowledge. Our workshops and courses explore the ways in which technical and conceptual frameworks can be used as tools to improve your creative practice. DARC’s educational offerings are open to members and the general public engaged in the creation of non-commercial, independent productions and work.

PWYC Pricing

Our online workshops are pay what you can by donation. Fees for workshops can be waived if access to funds is a barrier to participation, for more information please email us.

Who Is Eligible to Register for Workshops?

Workshops are open to Digital Arts Resource Centre members and the general public engaged in the creation of non-commercial, independent productions and work (Non-commercial, independent productions are productions for which the director retains copyright and artistic control, and for which the production is neither being produced for a client nor for the purpose of advertising or promotion).

Who Is Ineligible for Workshops?

Digital Arts Resource centre does not offer our workshops to persons employed by any government body or any major corporation if the resources are being used to facilitate benefit for one’s employer or for corporate professional development within one of these kinds of organizations. Our workshops are heavily subsidized as they are available only for independent artists/learners who cannot typically afford to take corporate rate workshops. You can find non-subsidized workshops from our friends at SPAO or Henry’s.


DARC is unable to provide course attendee refunds for cancellations. DARC reserves the right to cancel or reschedule courses if necessary.