April 14

National STEM Video Game Challenge is Now Open

An announcement about this 2016 National STEM Video Game Challenge was finally released this month.

For more information, read about the challenge. The deadline for submitting (which you can do through Gamestar Mechanic) a game with a science, math or technology theme is August 15.

This is from the news release:

The STEM Challenge is open to middle school and high school students in the U.S. in grades five through twelve. Students may enter as individuals or as teams of up to four members. Entries can be created using any game creation platform such as Gamestar Mechanic, Unity, GameMaker, and Scratch or as a written game design document. The deadline to submit entries is August 15, 2016. Each winner will receive a cash prize of $1,000, as well as game design and educational software. Student winners will be invited to a special event at National Geographic in Washington, DC in November 2016. – See more at: http://stemchallenge.org/featured/national-stem-video-game-challenge-launches-fifth-competition/#sthash.FD1aUnCr.dpuf

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January 8

Video Game Showcase: Escape with Buoyancy by Casey

Casey’s game does a fine job of representing the three kinds of buoyancy in game design. Play Escape with Buoyancy.

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January 3

Video Game Showcase: Escape from Planet Earth by Wil

Wil’s game has an engaging story-frame concept. Check out Escape from Planet Earth.

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January 3

Video Game Showcase: Wonky Buoyancy by Ellie M.

Ellie M has created a fun game, with some challenge. Play Wonky Buoyancy.

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December 30

Video Game Showcase: Helium Thieves by Sara S.

Sara’s game — The Helium Thieves — is quite challenging. Give it a try.

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