Calling All Teen Gamers! Check Out This Amazing Opportunity to ‘Change The Game’ from Google Play

Get your middle and high school students to submit their game ideas!

Google Play Change The Game

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Looking for a way to keep teens engaged in learning this summer? With Google Play’s Change The Game Design Challenge initiative, kids ages 13-18 have the chance to participate in a game development workshop, create a playable game, and receive a brand new Chromebook upon finishing. So cool, right? Here’s how it works:

The Process

  • Between May 11th and July 31st, interested teens should submit their awesome idea for an original mobile game, along with a written statement about why they’re passionate about gaming or what change they’d like to see in the gaming industry. They will need a parent or legal guardian to submit their entry.
  • Google Play will assess the submissions on a rolling basis and select about 50 participants for the opportunity to participate in a customized workshop. (Hint: Get those entries in ASAP!)
  • These “Jam Sessions” will start up in June. The program will take place over the course of four sessions, including a tech set-up.

The Rewards

  • Epic Change The Game swag
  • Getting to work on design, animation, and publishing with experts in the game development field
  • A playable prototype of their own game
  • A certificate of completion
  • A Chromebook for participants who clock the entire course

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Posted by Kimmie Fink

Kimmie is an editor at WeAreTeachers. She has 13 years of classroom teaching experience and a master's degree in curriculum and instruction.

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