Systems Engineering I: Mindustry

Systems Engineering I: Mindustry

Land on an alien planet, build your base and defend it against relentless robots to survive the ultimate engineering challenge.

EngineeringCollaborationIterationBeginner FriendlyProblem SolvingLogic & Reasoning 28 Kids Registered
Organized by Recess

What you'll do:

Mindustry is a sandbox tower defense game that emphasizes resource management and strategy. Players mine resources, construct buildings, and design production chains to defend against waves of enemy robots. It features multiplayer modes, a map editor, and customizable units, offering a complex and engaging gameplay experience.

Each week you will:

  • Meet up with the same group of kids
  • Tackle exciting challenges that take you from beginner to expert
  • Make friends with a community of kids who share the same interests as you
  • Gain access to extra weekly events where you can test your skills, make new friends, and learn from others
  • Learn about the map maker and how to design your own challenges and maps

❗Mindustry is a hard game. We highly encourage every kid to play on their own during the week!

Concepts Encountered:

  • Systems Thinking
  • Resource Management
  • Team Dynamics
  • Refactoring
  • Debugging

What you'll need:

  • Make sure to have Steam installed
  • Don't worry about buying the game, we'll gift it to you!


Tobias Van der Stelt

Jack of all trades; Mindustry Expert. 13 years of experience in competitive gaming, sports coaching, and education.

Benjamin Somers

Founder of Recess, otherwise pretty chill. Insatiably curious about Physics, Surfing, and Teaching.

Christopher Bulu

Recess Vibe Curator, Mindustry Player, Soccer Coach and Van Life Newbie

Josiah Wittrock

I am Josiah, the almighty scenario designer. I'm also better than Tobias at gaming.

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$30.00 Per week

What Parents Say

My son is developing his own maps and leading groups to accomplish complex goals. He can't get enough playing with his friends and mentors.

Mom of 11y/o

I love that while playing Mindustry my kiddo learns resource management, supply chains, and develops problem-solving & teamwork skills.

Mom of 11y/o

My son has a blast playing Mindustry with his friends. I love that he's improving his collaboration and engineering skills at the same time!

Mom of 9y/o