Louisiana Funds Game Design Project for School Students

June 30, 2009 -

Some Louisiana school children are experiencing the art of video game design first-hand, thanks to a state-funded program.

2theAdvocate reports that middle- and high-school students in the Zachary and Lafayette School Districts are creating educational games that, hopefully, are also fun to play. One of the teams' projects is focused on developing sources of clean energy. Along the way, students have received advice and feedback from game industry professionals.

The program is funded by the Louisiana Department of Economic Development's Digital Workforce Initiative.


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Re: Louisiana Funds Game Design Project for School Students

This is an awesome development. I like that kids are getting more interested in game development. While most of those kids won't actually go into game development, they will learn some great skills in planning and implementation of ideas. Very important life skills to have.

E. Zachary Knight
Oklahoma City Chapter of the ECA
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Re: Louisiana Funds Game Design Project for School Students

mikedo2007

I thought so too.  How ironic, the state that wanted to pass a certain video game bill written up by Jack Thompson.  Now it is funding video game design, I guess revenge is best served cold, or payback is a bitch, ain it Jack Thompson.  See the state is funding video game design, Jack.

 

Cue Jack saying Lousiana is part of the conspiracy and this is the way to get back at him in 3...2...1

 
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