Gamebridge Unityversity is a global game school teaching game development with self-paced tutorials, weekly classes and quarterly bootcamps at hackerspaces, high schools and colleges. Founded in the Bay Area at Noisebridge and Hacker Dojo hackerspaces, Gamebridge curriculum bootstraps beginners to learn the diversity of game dev skills including production, writing, design, programming, art, audio, testing, learning and marketing. Gamebridge students enroll by committing to complete a game and they graduate by shipping it.
Parent Company: Primer Labs Inc.
Mission: To teach people how to make games that teach.
Founder: Alex Peake
Date Founded: March 17 2010
Format: Self-taught tutorials, weekly classes, quarterly bootcamps.
Tuition: Free. Membership and donations are encouraged to hosting hackerspaces.
Locations: Noisebridge (San Francisco, CA), Hacker Dojo (Santa Clara, CA)
Phone: (415) 891-7767
- Game dev skills including game production, game writing, game design, programming, game art, audio composition, QA testing, instructional design, game marketing with an emphasis on Unity but including other engines and technologies.
- Computer science skills including C#, C++, algorithms, AI, chatbots, robotics.
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Gamebridge’s early days at Noisebridge Hackerspace included attendees like David Helgason, cofounder CEO of Unity, and Caitlyn Meeks, Unity Asset Store Manager.
Gamebridge at Hack The Future
Gamebridge Unityversity was a cofounding mentoring group within HackTheFuture.org, a regular hackathon for kids. Pictured is Hack The Future 17, with mentor Alex Peake and Trevor Paley in Fez who was a first timers at the first Hack The Future.
Participants demo their finished games
Pictured is Trevor Paley, a student who returned to become one of our mentors.
Songbridge music class