Technology

  • Technology for Change – Voyager’s Community School

    Students ranging from preschool to high school have been working together to test and design video games in the Creative Technology elective. They began by developing a setting for an original game. Ideas included a haunted house, an abandoned factory, a GameStop, and a Wegman’s Food Market. They then chose a conflict to accompany each setting. In order to solve this conflict, they decided on what developers call the “single core mechanic,” or essential feature of the game. This is what makes the game memorable. Students program an original video game.Some of these ideas will be developed into actual video games by an award-winning team that has received mentorship from Games for Change, which is a New York-based company.  Games For Change “facilitates the creation and distribution of social impact games that serve as critical tools in humanitarian and educational efforts.”  Currently, the team is working on a series of games for […]

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