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Make games with us at our NYC Student Challenge Moveable Game Jams!

Starting October 15, Games for Change will host a series of four Moveable Game Jams, with support from the HIVE Digital Media Learning Fund, as a part of our G4C Student Challenge in New York City.

Building on the HIVE’s 2014 Moveable Game Jam program, G4C is working with a coalition of partners including Museum of the Moving Image, Black Girls Code, Global Kids, Institute of Play and more to run hands-on activities to teach students different aspects of game design and coding.

We are excited to announce that our first all-day Moveable Game Jam will kick off on October 15 at the historic Andrew Freedman Home in the Bronx. All NYC middle and high school students are invited to participate, even those with no previous game design experience! Lunch will be provided.

Register for the free event here!

Students will learn aspects of game design in four unique game design stations run by G4C’s partners:

  • Coder Dojo NYC: Digital Haunted House: Craft your own interactive haunted house in Scratch! Halloween is coming up soon, so what better way to set the mood than to tell your own spooky stories and characters through a game?
  • Spazecraft/Soh Nup EDU: Sonic Scavenger Hunt & Monster Mash Up: Join DJ Spazecraft as he tries to solve audio puzzles by discovering different sounds to record all around us. Afterwards, have a go at creating your own Frankenstein monster song, and even get a chance to perform it!
  • Museum of the Moving Image: Movie-Inspired Game: Are you a fan of both movies and games? The Museum of the Moving Image challenges you to create an original game inspired by classic films. Transform your favorite story into an interactive experience!
  • Award-winning game educator Matt Farber and Kevin Miklasz: Recreating Fluxx: Fluxx is the card game with ever changing rules. Learn how to play this exciting new game and try your own hand at redesigning it with your very own rules!

Can’t make this Moveable Game Jam? Mark your calendars for November 5 at the Museum of the Moving Image in Queens and December 3 at the Brooklyn College Community Partnership (BCCP) in Brooklyn! The upcoming game jam themes are Smart Cities, Local Stories & Immigrant Voices, and Climate Change.

The event’s activities are being added to the Moveable Game Jam Guide, which will be openly shared in 2017. The document will be an invaluable resource for anyone who wants to host a game jam in a similar format!

If you have further questions, please contact studentchallenge@gamesforchange.org.