Playing 4 Keeps

GK Youth Leaders Launch Playing For Peace Game Design Challenge 

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With funds provided by the AMD Foundation, Global Kids youth leaders have been working with E-Line media to develop their first collaborative AMD Social Impact Game Design Challenge, which launched this month: Playing For Peace. Youth around the country are being asked to use Gamestar Mechanic to design games promoting peace and the end of war.

These high school students chose the topic of ending war, developed the challenge game about two societies in conflict over shared water resources, worked on the design brief and banner, and will be amongst the team of judges.

The challenge ends April 30, 2012. The top prize winner will win an AMD-powered laptop, a three year Premium Subscription to Gamestar Mechanic, and a personalized t-shirt featuring original Gamestar Mechanic artwork and a screenshot of their game.

GK Youth Leaders Launch Playing For Peace Game Design Challenge 

challenge-banners_p4p%20copy.jpg

With funds provided by the AMD Foundation, Global Kids youth leaders have been working with E-Line media to develop their first collaborative AMD Social Impact Game Design Challenge, which launched this month: Playing For Peace. Youth around the country are being asked to use Gamestar Mechanic to design games promoting peace and the end of war.

These high school students chose the topic of ending war, developed the challenge game about two societies in conflict over shared water resources, worked on the design brief and banner, and will be amongst the team of judges.

The challenge ends April 30, 2012. The top prize winner will win an AMD-powered laptop, a three year Premium Subscription to Gamestar Mechanic, and a personalized t-shirt featuring original Gamestar Mechanic artwork and a screenshot of their game.

GK Youth Leaders Launch Playing For Peace Game Design Challenge 

challenge-banners_p4p%20copy.jpg

With funds provided by the AMD Foundation, Global Kids youth leaders have been working with E-Line media to develop their first collaborative AMD Social Impact Game Design Challenge, which launched this month: Playing For Peace. Youth around the country are being asked to use Gamestar Mechanic to design games promoting peace and the end of war.

These high school students chose the topic of ending war, developed the challenge game about two societies in conflict over shared water resources, worked on the design brief and banner, and will be amongst the team of judges.

The challenge ends April 30, 2012. The top prize winner will win an AMD-powered laptop, a three year Premium Subscription to Gamestar Mechanic, and a personalized t-shirt featuring original Gamestar Mechanic artwork and a screenshot of their game.

GK Youth Leaders Launch Playing For Peace Game Design Challenge 

challenge-banners_p4p%20copy.jpg

With funds provided by the AMD Foundation, Global Kids youth leaders have been working with E-Line media to develop their first collaborative AMD Social Impact Game Design Challenge, which launched this month: Playing For Peace. Youth around the country are being asked to use Gamestar Mechanic to design games promoting peace and the end of war.

These high school students chose the topic of ending war, developed the challenge game about two societies in conflict over shared water resources, worked on the design brief and banner, and will be amongst the team of judges.

The challenge ends April 30, 2012. The top prize winner will win an AMD-powered laptop, a three year Premium Subscription to Gamestar Mechanic, and a personalized t-shirt featuring original Gamestar Mechanic artwork and a screenshot of their game.

GK Youth Leaders Launch Playing For Peace Game Design Challenge 

challenge-banners_p4p%20copy.jpg

With funds provided by the AMD Foundation, Global Kids youth leaders have been working with E-Line media to develop their first collaborative AMD Social Impact Game Design Challenge, which launched this month: Playing For Peace. Youth around the country are being asked to use Gamestar Mechanic to design games promoting peace and the end of war.

These high school students chose the topic of ending war, developed the challenge game about two societies in conflict over shared water resources, worked on the design brief and banner, and will be amongst the team of judges.

The challenge ends April 30, 2012. The top prize winner will win an AMD-powered laptop, a three year Premium Subscription to Gamestar Mechanic, and a personalized t-shirt featuring original Gamestar Mechanic artwork and a screenshot of their game.

GK Youth Leaders Launch Playing For Peace Game Design Challenge 

challenge-banners_p4p%20copy.jpg

With funds provided by the AMD Foundation, Global Kids youth leaders have been working with E-Line media to develop their first collaborative AMD Social Impact Game Design Challenge, which launched this month: Playing For Peace. Youth around the country are being asked to use Gamestar Mechanic to design games promoting peace and the end of war.

These high school students chose the topic of ending war, developed the challenge game about two societies in conflict over shared water resources, worked on the design brief and banner, and will be amongst the team of judges.

The challenge ends April 30, 2012. The top prize winner will win an AMD-powered laptop, a three year Premium Subscription to Gamestar Mechanic, and a personalized t-shirt featuring original Gamestar Mechanic artwork and a screenshot of their game.

GK Youth Leaders Launch Playing For Peace Game Design Challenge 

challenge-banners_p4p%20copy.jpg

With funds provided by the AMD Foundation, Global Kids youth leaders have been working with E-Line media to develop their first collaborative AMD Social Impact Game Design Challenge, which launched this month: Playing For Peace. Youth around the country are being asked to use Gamestar Mechanic to design games promoting peace and the end of war.

These high school students chose the topic of ending war, developed the challenge game about two societies in conflict over shared water resources, worked on the design brief and banner, and will be amongst the team of judges.

The challenge ends April 30, 2012. The top prize winner will win an AMD-powered laptop, a three year Premium Subscription to Gamestar Mechanic, and a personalized t-shirt featuring original Gamestar Mechanic artwork and a screenshot of their game.

Gamer Designer as Activist and Creator 

Check out what teens in Playing 4 Keeps have to say about how being a game designer also allows them to explore other aspects of their identity, such as being an activist and creator.

Example of Youth/Game Designer Collaboration in Playing For Keeps 

As the Global Kids Youth Leaders are set to launch their first Social Impact Game Design challenge with E-Line Media, we thought an example of their close collaboration would be of interest.

Below is the banner, designed by the youth within Gamestar Mechanic, that was shared with E-Line's designers:

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It shows two forces in confrontation and a protagonist caught in the middle, protecting the resources desired by the two.

Below is the final banner designed by the awesome crew at E-Line:

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It was adapted for this button, as well:

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Global Kids presenting at the Digital Media and Learning Conference 

GK panel at DML 2012 Last week, Global Kids and Global Kids' work was presented at the third annual Digital Media and Learning Conference, in San Francisco.

Global Kids organized one panel, which featured three of our staff member, two of our partners (New York Public Library and NYU's Games For Learning Institute), and three of our programs. We co-ran a table for HASTAC at the Mozilla Science Fair, where we spoke about three of our programs. And Myrna Rubel, a middle school principal, spoke on a second panel about our collaboration through a badging system.

Video from Beyond Game Play: Developing Youth Identity as Civic Minded Game Designers: