They have a plan.
Winston and Connor build the game architecture. Pierce and Natalia add the artwork, animations, and effects. All four collaborate to think up the specific puzzles every level will offer.
They call their game Terror High. A student trapped in his high school at night must navigate a sequence of progressively stranger and more dangerous classrooms in order to escape. The game’s tagline? “It’s almost as scary as school is”.
Those who had come to the event before explained to me why they come back to CodeDay:
“You don’t get many other opportunities to learn coding outside of events like these.”
“It’s great to get exposed to something completely new and out of the box.” …
It’s only been a week and we’re already missing CodeDay! (Judging from the number of tweets, many of you are, too!)The Stories
It’s always amazing to see what’s produced when thousands of students across the US join together to explore their interest in technology. This past CodeDay was no exception.
We’ve already explored some of the stories.
Programmon’s spirit animal is a dragon. Definitely. Not a cute, tiny dragon either, but a big, fierce, fiery dragon. A dragon that knows how to fight. Like Charizard.
Max and Maya use their mutual love of Pokemon as inspiration for Programmon, the game they’re building at CodeDay Spring 2015. Like everyone’s favorite battle game, you must wander around, collecting creatures …
“I’ve always seen programming as a business thing, but this is an opportunity to try something new,” Jordan says.
“It’s a good chance to take a break from editing,” Brett adds. “I just thought it’d be fun”, Stevie says simply, inspiring laughter from the other two.
I’d asked Brett, Jordan, and Stevie why they’d decided to make a game instead …
Let’s talk about the huge success that we call CodeDay Winter 2015!
Like last time, some things happened that we at StudentRND HQ are very excited about.
wil.i.am hosted CodeDay LA at his music studio, and was excited enough after meeting some of our participants to pop in …
CodeDay is an awesome Valentine’s Day date!
This season’s CodeDay happens to fall on February 14, and some people with significant others have been concerned about missing Valentine’s Day for CodeDay. It’s not actually a dichotomy: bringing an SO to CodeDay is a lot of fun!
Aside from the fact that “CodeDate” sounds cute, there are five seriously good reasons …
We’re really excited to partner with will.i.am’s foundation, i.am.angel, by hosting CodeDay LA at will.i.am’s brand new studio and office, the i.am+ office.
I wish I had lots of photos to share of this awesome space, but I don’t. The only publicly released glimpses of this new studio are in this video:
It’s that new. No other events …