dtown sparks & the Columbia University Digital Storytelling Lab present

The Sherlock Holmes
Escape the Room Workshop

Developed at the Columbia University School of the Arts’ Digital Storytelling Lab the workshop is focused on teaching 21st Century Skills


Wanted 20 High School Students 9th through 12th grade

Special 6 week storytelling & game design workshop is coming to Doylestown. A limited number of students will have the unique opportunity to learn from industry experts as they step into a project based learning experience. Over the course of 6 weeks students grades 9th through 12th will learn how to design, build and run an escape the room game. Escape the Room games have taken NYC and LA by storm. To read more about Escape the Rooms click here.

Students will learn

– the basics of game design

– how to design and build interactive systems

– immersive storytelling and role playing

– how to produce a live event

– an introduction to physical computing (Internet of Things), AR (augmented reality), VR (virtual reality) and AI (artificial intelligence)

– adaptive leadership & 21st Century Skills (critical thinking, collaboration, creativity and communication)

Course Instructors

Lance Weiler award winning experience designer, Sundance Screenwriting Alum and founding member and director of the Columbia University School of the Arts’ Digital Storytelling Lab.

 Nick Fortugno world renowned game designer and founder of Playmatics (Breaking Bad, The Walking Dead) who’s games have been downloaded over a billion times,

Plus a number of very special guests

Elan Lee award winning game designer and creator of Exploding Kittens

Christy Dena critically acclaimed and award winning game designer and educator

More to be announced soon…

Special thanks to

LEARN DO SHARE, Brick Simple, the Columbia University School of the Arts’ Digital Storytelling Lab & Connected Sparks

Saturdays this Fall

6 week workshop

Workshop fee $295  (save 30% by registering prior to August 18th for $195) 

Proceeds from the course and the Escape the Room game will go to the design, build and support of dtown sparks a learning lab for k-12 that will open in Doylestown in 2017. 
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