Tuesday, May 11, 2010

My Serious Games Backlog: Join GameChangers Kids Competition 2010

Serious Games reimagining learning

Via: Global Kids Online Leadership Program - Game Changers Kids Competition Is Now Open

The Gamechangers Kids Competition 2010, sponsored by HASTAC and the MacArthur Foundation, is open: kids are invited to submit their own mod of the popular games Spore and LittleBigPlanet.

This HASTAC competition is supported by a grant from the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation to the University of California, in collaboration with Duke University. The University of California Humanities Research Institute and Duke University's John Hope Franklin Center are the principal administering bodies for this grant on behalf of HASTAC.

Announcing the Digital Media and Learning Game Changers Kids Competition!

Please share the web site http://www.dmlcompetition.net/kidscomp and the announcement below with any kids or colleagues who work with young people that may be interested in applying. Deadline to enter: May 21, 2010, 5PM PST.

Join the 2010 Game Changers Kids Competition for Spore and Little Big Planet players. This is your chance to prove yourself as an innovative video game creator! Winners must be under 18, and will be selected based on “Creativity” and “Playability.”

LittleBigPlanet Challenge: Create an inspired LittleBigPlanet™ level with a team of 2 or 3 of your friends, or on your own for a chance to win a PSP® PlayStation Portable device and game!

Spore Galactic Adventures Challenge: Create an inspired adventure with a team of 2 or 3 of your friends, or on your own for a chance to win a visit to Electronic Arts, home to Spore!