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Needed: Game Design Team Members

How would you like to be part of a team making a game about the WW2 missions of the C47 SkyPlane flown by Captain  Edward “Elmo” Frome. This particular plane flew two Resupply missions over the Battle of the Bulge on December 24th and December 26th, 1944 in which it dropped supplies from parapacks as well as from inside the fuselage to the surrounded troops below in the city of Bastogne. It also took part in Operation Varsity, the single largest air drop of troops and supplies during a single day, even to date. Over Varsity it towed two Waco CG-4A gliders full of troops.

A team of game designers (will you be one?) will work the week of July 10-14 in both Scratch (for the new to programming) and Unity (for the experienced) to develop a working game by Friday’s visit to the Air Heritage Museum for demonstrations. We need programmers, graphic designers, one more person to work on webpage and merchandise, and one to work out the music.  We’ll be facing frantic deadlines working in sofrware new to us and having a great time.

Grades 5-12
 July 10-14
 Mon-Tue-Wed-Thur-Fri  |  9:30 am – 3:00 pm
at Cardinal Wuerl North Catholic
1617 PA-228, Cranberry Twp, PA 16066


In the process, we will learn some of Jesse Schell’s Game Design principles (Dr. Schell is a CMU professor who literally wrote the book on game design and owns Schell Games in Pittsburgh – one of the best places to intern as a student interested in Game Design).

Making a game is hard work, particularly when it is your first time. Most things worth doing are a struggle. Stick with it, persevere, and leave behind a meaningful game that helps make the world more beautiful and people more wise. Are you ready! Let’s get started.

Presented By:  Dr. Ellen Cavanaugh

CEO of Grow a Generation
Director of the Baden Academy Media Lab
Director of Beaver County STEM
Coach to national award winning mobile app, robotics, engineering, and space-themed competitions.

Registration Deadline: July 10, 2017



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