Where Game Design Meets Storytelling


Combine your passion for Game Design and Storytelling as you create an innovative choose-your-own-adventure style digital fiction using Twine.


What is CodeWords?


Presented in partnership with Story Studio Writing Society, CodeWords is a fully-online program designed to teach students the fundamentals of programming and storytelling, guiding them through the creation of their very own ‘interactive fiction’ digital choose-your-own-adventure style games that let the reader determine the course of the story.

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How does it work?


Guided by a team of Technology and Writing Coaches, and supported by Industry Mentors, you will experience the world of storytelling and programming in a whole new way!


Who Can Participate?

Students eligible to participate in HighTechU programs must satisfy all of the following criteria:

☑️ Be a high-school student, or home-learner, in Grade 9-12 living & studying in British Columbia, Canada.

☑️ Have an interest in learning through/about technology.

☑️ Be committed to cultivating a positive, safe, & inclusive learning environment for everyone in accordance with our Core Values.

What is the Cost?

For more information on pricing please contact us.

Where does CodeWords take place?

Due to ongoing challenges as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, all HightechU programs in 2022 will be virtual, hosted in real-time on Zoom and using a collection of digital tools.

How do I register to attend?

Check back soon for registrations information.

When is the next CodeWords cohort?

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