Gaming

HungerCraft: Minecraft and The Hunger Games 

This past Saturday May 19, Global Kids in collaboration with the Brooklyn Public Library and The Hive Learning Network NYC conducted a game jam based on the popular game Minecraft and the equally popular books The Hunger Games.

 

We wanted to show a short video of the game as it happened in Minecraft and some pictures. We will publish a more complete video in the near future with all the participants, including interviews with the youth and partners in the program.  We wanted, however, to acknowledge the success of the program soon after it happened. Click read more to learn more about what took place during the day. 

 

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Create to Learn: play testing 

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Global Kids youth leaders from Create to Learn at Wingate School for Human Rights and School for Democracy and Leadership, visited the GK offices to present their game idea to First Playable designers and other Global Kids staff.  After the main presentation, those attending play tested the game and gave feedback to the presenters. Create to Learn, sponsored by NYU Games for Learning Institute, is an after-school program designed for middle school girls to learn game design, while developing a game to teach math skills to their 6th grader peers.  The girls have been working during the school year on a game called Nine Lives. Nine Lives is a game about rescuing a non-player character while going through obstacles that passed by answering math questions such as fraction conversions, and giving multiples of numbers.

 

Brooklyn Public Library Gaming Series 

 

On Thursday May 22, the second session of the gaming series for the Brooklyn Public Library took place at the Kings Highway Library Branch. The session focused on storytelling and game play, and participants created a game prototype using different objects. You can read more details about the session by visiting Game Space Part II

 

GK Youth Leaders Launch Playing For Peace Game Design Challenge 

 

 

With funds provided by the AMD Foundation, Global Kids youth leaders have been working with E-Line media to develop their first collaborative AMD Social Impact Game Design Challenge, which launched this month: Playing For Peace. Youth around the country are being asked to use Gamestar Mechanic to design games promoting peace and the end of war.

These high school students chose the topic of ending war, developed the challenge game about two societies in conflict over shared water resources, worked on the design brief and banner, and will be amongst the team of judges.

The challenge ends April 30, 2012. The top prize winner will win an AMD-powered laptop, a three year Premium Subscription to Gamestar Mechanic, and a personalized t-shirt featuring original Gamestar Mechanic artwork and a screenshot of their game.

 


GK Youth Leaders Launch Playing For Peace Game Design Challenge 

challenge-banners_p4p%20copy.jpg

With funds provided by the AMD Foundation, Global Kids youth leaders have been working with E-Line media to develop their first collaborative AMD Social Impact Game Design Challenge, which launched this month: Playing For Peace. Youth around the country are being asked to use Gamestar Mechanic to design games promoting peace and the end of war.

These high school students chose the topic of ending war, developed the challenge game about two societies in conflict over shared water resources, worked on the design brief and banner, and will be amongst the team of judges.

The challenge ends April 30, 2012. The top prize winner will win an AMD-powered laptop, a three year Premium Subscription to Gamestar Mechanic, and a personalized t-shirt featuring original Gamestar Mechanic artwork and a screenshot of their game.

GK Youth Leaders Launch Playing For Peace Game Design Challenge 

challenge-banners_p4p%20copy.jpg

With funds provided by the AMD Foundation, Global Kids youth leaders have been working with E-Line media to develop their first collaborative AMD Social Impact Game Design Challenge, which launched this month: Playing For Peace. Youth around the country are being asked to use Gamestar Mechanic to design games promoting peace and the end of war.

These high school students chose the topic of ending war, developed the challenge game about two societies in conflict over shared water resources, worked on the design brief and banner, and will be amongst the team of judges.

The challenge ends April 30, 2012. The top prize winner will win an AMD-powered laptop, a three year Premium Subscription to Gamestar Mechanic, and a personalized t-shirt featuring original Gamestar Mechanic artwork and a screenshot of their game.

GK Youth Leaders Launch Playing For Peace Game Design Challenge 

challenge-banners_p4p%20copy.jpg

With funds provided by the AMD Foundation, Global Kids youth leaders have been working with E-Line media to develop their first collaborative AMD Social Impact Game Design Challenge, which launched this month: Playing For Peace. Youth around the country are being asked to use Gamestar Mechanic to design games promoting peace and the end of war.

These high school students chose the topic of ending war, developed the challenge game about two societies in conflict over shared water resources, worked on the design brief and banner, and will be amongst the team of judges.

The challenge ends April 30, 2012. The top prize winner will win an AMD-powered laptop, a three year Premium Subscription to Gamestar Mechanic, and a personalized t-shirt featuring original Gamestar Mechanic artwork and a screenshot of their game.

GK Youth Leaders Launch Playing For Peace Game Design Challenge 

challenge-banners_p4p%20copy.jpg

With funds provided by the AMD Foundation, Global Kids youth leaders have been working with E-Line media to develop their first collaborative AMD Social Impact Game Design Challenge, which launched this month: Playing For Peace. Youth around the country are being asked to use Gamestar Mechanic to design games promoting peace and the end of war.

These high school students chose the topic of ending war, developed the challenge game about two societies in conflict over shared water resources, worked on the design brief and banner, and will be amongst the team of judges.

The challenge ends April 30, 2012. The top prize winner will win an AMD-powered laptop, a three year Premium Subscription to Gamestar Mechanic, and a personalized t-shirt featuring original Gamestar Mechanic artwork and a screenshot of their game.

GK Youth Leaders Launch Playing For Peace Game Design Challenge 

challenge-banners_p4p%20copy.jpg

With funds provided by the AMD Foundation, Global Kids youth leaders have been working with E-Line media to develop their first collaborative AMD Social Impact Game Design Challenge, which launched this month: Playing For Peace. Youth around the country are being asked to use Gamestar Mechanic to design games promoting peace and the end of war.

These high school students chose the topic of ending war, developed the challenge game about two societies in conflict over shared water resources, worked on the design brief and banner, and will be amongst the team of judges.

The challenge ends April 30, 2012. The top prize winner will win an AMD-powered laptop, a three year Premium Subscription to Gamestar Mechanic, and a personalized t-shirt featuring original Gamestar Mechanic artwork and a screenshot of their game.

GK Youth Leaders Launch Playing For Peace Game Design Challenge 

challenge-banners_p4p%20copy.jpg

With funds provided by the AMD Foundation, Global Kids youth leaders have been working with E-Line media to develop their first collaborative AMD Social Impact Game Design Challenge, which launched this month: Playing For Peace. Youth around the country are being asked to use Gamestar Mechanic to design games promoting peace and the end of war.

These high school students chose the topic of ending war, developed the challenge game about two societies in conflict over shared water resources, worked on the design brief and banner, and will be amongst the team of judges.

The challenge ends April 30, 2012. The top prize winner will win an AMD-powered laptop, a three year Premium Subscription to Gamestar Mechanic, and a personalized t-shirt featuring original Gamestar Mechanic artwork and a screenshot of their game.