Beta Gaming Workshop

Studio Squared

Beta Gaming Workshop Studio Squared | Events Calendar
Trenton Doyle Hancock, Bone Throne, 2006, Ink and acrylic on paper, 9 × 5 in. Courtesy the artist, James Cohan Gallery, New York and Hales Gallery, London. Photo: Paul Hester


The Studio Museum in Harlem | 144 West 125th Street

Inspired by Trenton Doyle Hancock: Skin and Bones, 20 Years of Drawing and building upon the Comic-Con platform for creating awareness of comic culture, Skin and Bones Comic Con is a weekend-long festival of happenings, talks and workshops that celebrate the dynamic contribution of comics to contemporary black art and culture.

The Studio Museum is excited to partner with Hidden Level Games, the New York-based game design studio that developed Beta, a 2D platform game that empowers players to straddle the line between player and developer. Utilizing a unique "tweet-sized" programming language called CodePOP, Beta was created for anyone to use with or without previous programming or design experience. In this interactive workshop, HLG’s creators will share experiences of coming to game design from non-traditional backgrounds, and how technology allows them to create new spaces to explore and complicate difference in playful and impactful ways.

Hidden Level Games has hosted game design workshops with schools, organizations and businesses across the US and internationally. Their work to increase the number of women and people of color in technology and game design has led to collaborations with organizations including the National Society of Black Engineers, HIVE NYC, Reboot Stories and Black Girls Code. This workshop is appropriate for ages 10 and up.

Skin & Bones Comic Con is free with Museum admission Thursday, June 18–Saturday, June 20, which is a suggested donation of $7 for adults and $3 for students and seniors. Click here to RSVP for Studio Squared: Beta Gaming Workshop. All seating will be on a first-come, first-served basis.