Games for Change is putting on a day-long Moveable Game Jam for middle school and high school students in New York City public schools.
The first of four Moveable Game Jams will happen on Saturday, October 15, from 10 A.M. to 4 P.M. in NYC at the Andrew Freedman Home in the Bronx. Students will get the chance to meet professional game designers and learn game design through fun activities. The event will consist of a morning workshop, lunch, game break, and the game jam itself.
The game jam is part of Games for Change’s annual Student Challenge, a competition where students make games about real-world issues. Each event will be hosted in a different borough with the involvement of different organizations and leaders, such as Museum of the Moving Image (MoMI), CoderDojo, SpazeCraft, and teachers Matt Farber and Kevin Miklasz. The two award-winning educators will help kids play and then redesign their own version of the card game Fluxx.
Future Moveable Game Jams are scheduled for November 5 and December 4 with themes like Smart Cities, Local Stories and Immigrant Voices, and Climate Change.