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Summer Camp: Virtual Game Design

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This year the National Museum of the Pacific War (NMPW) has teamed up with the Institute of Museum and Library Services’ special initiative, “Games for Change”. NMPW was one of 40 museums, and the only one in Texas, selected by competition to pilot this innovative approach to enable teens across the US apply their comfort of using games to explore the rich resources of the nation’s museums.

This summer, teen-led block programming will be taught to middle school students here in Hill Country through a variety of free publicly available software. One such program is the M.I.T. program Scratch Programming. At the conclusion of the camp, individuals and teams will submit their final game designed to the national committee and the winners will receive $1,000 towards school costs. Other prizes will be awarded for different places.Game enthusiasts will learn more about game design and Scratch while on-site at Texas Tech University’s Hill Country University Center's (HCUC) computer lab.

Online Registration- www.pacificwarmuseum.org. Registration Deadline May 28. Limit of 20 campers.

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