This past week end my wife and I went out to the Saint Louis Science Center to check out the Pixel Press Fall Game Jam. This is a mini game jam focused around using Pixel Press's mobile game Floors. You use Floors to help you create different levels, and then share them with your friends and vote on who made the best level!
Everyone is given grid paper that they draw a level on and then capture that drawing with an iPad. The iPad then turns your hand drawing into a video game. You can then style the level and choose what character you want to go through your level.
This is some of the kids' level drawings.
The kids loved watching people play what they created and also playing other peoples' creations.
Everyone got to vote for their favorite games, and then 3 teams were chosen as winners. They got Adventure Time plush figures as a prize!
This event was so much fun to watch and be a part of. It was great watching kids problem solve and learn about engineering/ creation.
If you have never heard of Pixel Press, they are a new start-up in St. Louis based around the idea of drawing your own video game. Check out their website for more detailed information! www.projectpixelpress.com