Game designer program in Washington offers creative opportunity

WASHINGTON — ASAP! has announced it has expanded its suite of celebrations to include game design.

The Celebration of Young Game Designers is open to students in grades 3-12. Students are invited to submit their ideas for a video game to be judged by a panel of professionals in the field, including Alexia Mohabir and Brian S. Chung, team leaders.

Mohabir and Chung will lead finalists in a game jam weekend, providing a unique chance to collaborate with a professional team and learn about the many skills and creative processes needed in the creation of a real video game.

The theme for ASAP!’s first ever Celebration of Young Game Designers is “Dream.”

Students will be asked to consider all aspects of their design from the setting, story and characters to the user experience and even an elevator pitch.

The submission deadline is Feb. 1, with top selections announced Feb. 15.

ASAP! is a social profit organization recognized as the place for high quality and innovative learning experiences.

ASAP! serves nearly 10,000 students throughout Connecticut each year. For more information and full guidelines, visit asapct.org.