Indiana 4-H is excited to provide an upcoming statewide opportunity to engage youth and volunteers in the art and science of video game design with an eye toward career development. Youth in grades 6-12 will form teams of 3-5 along with two adult volunteer mentors to develop a video game that will address a challenge they see in their local community. Youth do not need to be 4-H members to participate. More details are located at bit.ly/4hgamedesign22.
Teams will work together beginning in late January through late March and submit their electronic notebooks and game samples by April 1. We will hold a statewide culminating event on Saturday, April 9, 2022, at Purdue Fort Wayne, where 10 finalist teams will present their games to a panel of judges. Additionally, participants will hear from industry professionals and have the opportunity to gain career development insight from panel discussions throughout that day.
Teams should contact their local 4-H Youth Development Extension Educator to register. You can find that information at this link: https://extension.purdue.edu/about/county-office.html
Adult mentors who are not current 4-H volunteers should contact their local county 4-H Youth Development Educator to begin the volunteer application process.
Please reach out to either of the following Extension staff with any questions.