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Family Fun Night: Halloween/Video Game Design!
With Special Guest Speaker, Mike Parisi, Video Game Designer
Friday, October 23, 6:30 - 8:30pm

Thanks for joining us for some ghoulish fun, drinks and snacks while you created your very own Halloween-themed video game, Halloween treat bag, mask or bookmark, and enjoyed other fun Halloween activities at our Capitola Mall site.


  • 6:30   Welcome
  • 6:35   Mike Parisi Presentation (details below)
  • 7:00   Design a Halloween video game, or make a Halloween treat bag, mask or bookmark
  • 8:30   Closing

Guests socialized, learned about the making of a video game app, and had Halloween fun. Ages 3+ were welcome!

Outline of Mike Parisi's talk:

  • Brief overview of what I did in the corporate game world
  • Why did I make "Isopod: The Roly Poly Science Game"?
  • Demonstration of the game
  • What is programming? How does programming make ideas come to life?
  • How does programming enable your characters to be believable? (i.e., use physics from real life, etc.)
  • How does tilt/bump work in Isopod? How does launch/crash work in Angry Bird?
  • Q and A