For those who attended January’s CUNY Games Festival, you might have met some of the members of Studio Wumpus, who have launched their new digital board game on Kickstarter.
Sumer is a strategy-based game that features elegant game economies wrapped in a Sumerian theme. We’re very much looking forward to it. Check out their page for a nice clip and more details.
Level up from video game player to video game designer!
Inspired by President Obama’s Educate to Innovate Campaign to promote a renewed focus on Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM) education, the National STEM Video Game Challenge taps into middle and high school students’ passion for playing video games and motivates them to work as individuals or in teams to design and make original, playable games or written game design documents about any subject. Registration is now open and submissions are due by August 15, 2016.
New this Year: Nat Geo Explore!
National Geographic is bringing the spirit of exploration to video gaming and sponsoring a new prize stream called Nat Geo Explore. This prize is open to any eligible design document or playable game submission that thematically expresses the spirit of exploration and adventure. Winners will have their games and game design documents featured on the National Geographic Education website, which reaches more than 1 million visitors a month, and also will receive additional National Geographic merchandise.
The National STEM Video Game Challenge.
Source: The National STEM Video Game Challenge