To celebrate Cruinniú na nÓg, the national Creative Ireland Children's Festival, WhizzKids will be showing the children of Ireland how to make the most popular video games using our ground-breaking Digital Skills Virtual Classroom!

Just use #CreativeIreland or #CodingForCruinniu on your social media or email info@whizzkids.ie with a shout out of what type of games you would like to know how to make and we'll post the 4 most popular workshop requests.

Workshop 1 for Cruinniú na nÓg - How to make a Coin Collecting Game
Workshop 2 for Cruinniú na nÓg - How to make a Target Game
Workshop 3 for Cruinniú na nÓg - How to make a Racing Game
Workshop 4 for Cruinniú na nÓg - How to build a world for your game

These workshops are ideal for children aged 8-12 years old. No prior skills are required. Click here for the code. Keep those workshop requests coming, and once you have watched the 4 workshops you will be coding and designing like a pro!

Then it’s time for YOU to get creative. Create your games and email them to us at info@whizzkids.ie and on the 13th of June – Cruinniú na nÓg Day - the best games created by the children of Ireland will be showcased.

The software used to create these wonderful 3D games is Kodu Game Lab. It was created by Microsoft FUSE labs and is free to download from https://www.kodugamelab.com/ or the play store for Android devices.

Once you have created your game simply select “load world” then click on the game and select “export” and then email the game to info@whizzkids.ie for us to review.