Working collaboratively in pairs, students will learn how to program and make a space themed video game using Kodu: Game Lab by Microsoft. Kodu Game Lab is a visual game program that allows anyone, even those without experience, to create 3D games. By combining elements from games such as Asteroids, Missile Command and Space Invaders, we will make a unique video game that students will create from scratch and also get to play! Students will work in pairs to design this game in which they can collaborate, strategize, and test with their friends, as developers do in real-world environments, using the 5-stage design process embraced across all artistic mediums. Students will be introduced to programming and logic skills by creating three dimensional maps, environments, unique game features, enemies and boss challenges. This class will enable students to program characters and objects, build 3D worlds, introduce key elements of game design and give plenty of hands on time so that they can be confident using Kodu Game Lab as they progress. No previous game programming experience is needed!