Nintendo Hosts Game Level Design Event for Kids at the San Francisco Public Library

The Mix Space Will Feature Super
Mario Maker for Wii U

–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Nintendo:

WHAT:

   

Inspired by a nationwide push for more computer science education
and digital learning for children, Nintendo is partnering with the
San Francisco Public Library to teach kids the basics of video
game level design using the Super Mario Maker game for the
Wii U console. On March 30 starting at 3 p.m. PT, Nintendo and the
San Francisco Public Library will host an event at The Mix, a
creative space at the Main Library where kids and teens can
create, learn, engage and share using all sorts of different tools.

 

During the Super Mario Maker event, kids and their parents
will have the opportunity to attend special workshops hosted by
Nintendo game experts that will introduce them to video game level
design using the Super Mario Maker game. Kids will be split
into groups and given hands-on time with the game and shown the
ins and outs of game level design. The kids will be encouraged to
work together to design their own courses in the game – the more
creative, the better! The courses will then be available to play
by anyone that owns Super Mario Maker and has Internet
access by entering special course codes in the game. Course codes
will be shared after the event concludes.

 

WHO:

Kids, parents, Mario, Nintendo employees, game experts from
Nintendo, San Francisco Public Library representatives
 

WHEN:

March 30
3-7 p.m. PT
 

WHERE:

The Mix at the San Francisco Public Library
100 Larkin St.
San Francisco, CA 94102
 

VISUALS:

  • Kids working together to create and play their own creative Super
    Mario Maker
    courses.
  • Nintendo taking over part of The Mix, a visually engaging space in the
    San Francisco Public Library.
  • Kids learning how to design fun levels in Super Mario Maker in
    workshops hosted by members of the Nintendo Treehouse.
  • Mario himself paying a visit and interacting with fans.

Contacts

Golin
Eddie Garcia, 213-335-5536 (office)
egarcia@golin.com