let's build worlds together

Stuck indoors? Design your own video game through practical quests delivered by some of the UK’s biggest games studios, with live masterclasses, free software and a supportive online community.


How it works

Side Quest is for anyone that builds or wants to build games. Never made a game before? Get your paper Prototyping Pack, free copy of GameMaker Studio 2 and tutorials here.  

Ready to go? Join our Discord community for next steps and watch our daily live streams from industry professionals guiding you through the game-making process.

Once you’re done, submit your finished games at the end of the week to see them shared and played around the world while building your portfolio of work.

Side Quest will always be 100% free ❤️

  • Build a game in 7+ days.
  • A new quest theme from the UK’s biggest game studios every 2 weeks.
  • No powerful computer or coding required.
  • Live weekly streamed masterclasses from industry professionals.

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Build a multiplayer game in just 2-weeks in a very special Summer learning jam with, Core

Join Into Games and Core Games for Side Quest with Core - a free two week game development course. Join a range of industry proffesionals to teach you the fundamentals you'll need to help you build your very own online multiplayer shooter with Core, a new platform for playing, sharing and creating games built on top of the world-class Unreal engine.

Join this Quest on Discord
If you have never made a game before, see our resources section for first steps

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