OGPC is a yearly computer game development competition that promotes the entire STEAM spectrum (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Design, and Mathematics ). Middle/high school students form teams of coders, animators, artists, musicians, writers, etc. to compete for awards in various categories while learning valuable skills. It bridges the disciplines in a way that most academic courses do not and encourages students with different talents to work together.
Game Jams are a chance to learn about creating a game in a fun environment. Stretch your creative muscles by playing games that force you to come up with design ideas. Then eat some pizza and learn about this year’s theme for OGPC.
Coaches, come with your teams to learn how OGPC works (or what is changing this year) and network with other coaches. Coach training will happen on a call later, so you will be able to assist your students as needed.
There is no cost to attend, but a voluntary donation ($5 to help with food and drinks) is appreciated.
Game Jam runs from 10:00 (9:45 check-in) until about 1:00.
10:00: Intro and announcements
10:15: Game brainstorming activities
12:00: Theme reveal for competition season
12:15: Team brainstorming
1:00: Head home and start creating!