WHY GAME DESIGN?
The Challenge connects with students’ passion for video games and uses game design to advance STEAM learning, promote the acquisition of key 21st-century skills (such as collaboration, communication, systems thinking, and problem-solving), and encourage civic engagement through digital storytelling. By designing games on issues that matter to them, students become informed creators of media and active change-makers in their communities.
WHO DOES THE CHALLENGE REACH?
The Challenge serves public middle and high school students and educators (grades 5-12), with a special focus on reaching diverse and economically disadvantaged areas. Any student can submit their game to the Challenge competition.