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Category: Game Design

Play NYC

This past weekend I was given a great opportunity by the Games for Change organization to be able to visit the Play NYC event put together by Playcrafting. While there are many conferences for the games industry every year, Play NYC had a feel very few can reproduce. Unlike your every year E3, Comic Con‘s, …

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3 Reasons I Love Games For Change!

Ten days ago I received a wonderful surprise in my inbox. Games For Change wrote “Thank you so much for participating in the Games for Change Student Challenge last year. As a token of our appreciation, we would like to offer you a free ticket to Play NYC next weekend, hosted by Playcrafting. ” This extraordinary organization empowers game …

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Celebrating STEM in a K-6 school

Our company, Grow a Generation, has had the distinct pleasure to contract with a wonderful public charter school in Western Pennsylvania for the last seven years. We provide research fellowships to teams of 3rd, 4th, 5th and 6th graders as they develop meaningful projects using science, technology, engineering and math. This week we celebrate our …

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The Making of Conner’s Virtual Heart

Download the new Virtual Reality App “Conner’s Virtual Reality Heart” from the Google Play Store.  I want to say thank you to the 5 students from the Grow a Generation Virtual Reality Class who created this awesome VR experience for you. Thank you to Sari Abu-Hamad, Sean McCarthy, Derek Hufnagle, Logan Husek, Jacob Stewart as …

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Motivating a Teenage Boy

The Game Design class ended on a Friday with the team pleading for more time to finish the game on their own until it was posted. The challenge was accepted and I gave them a new deadline of the following Wednesday if they wanted to work on their own.  And work they did! Over 30 …

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Game Design in the Skies above Bastogne

Let the game begin! Students in the G-Mites Game Design program recently converged at Cardinal Wuerl North Catholic High School to take part in a week long camp to create, design, and program a video game and create a webpage to sell game merchandise. One of the game designers, Grant Harsch, chose the theme for …

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Permanent link to this article: https://growageneration.com/2017/07/24/game-design-in-the-skies-above-bastogne/

G-MITES Game Design Program teaches theory, design

Originally Published in The Cranberry Eagle Source:  Eagle Staff Writer Written by:By Caleb Harshberger Published:July 19, 2017 Grant Harsch, front, and Ellen Cavanaugh, participate in a weeklong program about computer gaming at Cardinal Wuerl North Catholic High School. The program is put on by Grow a Generation. Local students spent last week delving into game …

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