2017 MLK Kids and Teen Virtual Reality Game Jam
$99 – $139
2017 MLK Kids and Teen Virtual Reality Game Jam

2017 MLK Kids and Teen Virtual Reality Game Jam

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Idea Forge

2445 Kittredge Loop Rd

UC Boulder

Boulder, CO 80305

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This MLK holiday, kids come to CU Boulder and learn how to build a videogame in VR

No experience required!

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What: Kids and Teens “I Have a Dream” Virtual Reality Game Jam
Why: Get kids excited about CS and STEM and showcase VR technology thru the fun of gaming
Who: Kids and teens ages 10 and up, no programming experience required
When: January 16, 2017, 9am-7pm (MLK holiday weekend)
Where: Idea Forge Engineering @ CU Boulder
Price: $99 by Dec 15th, $119 after, $139 at the door, limited scholarships available

WHY KIDS SHOULD ATTEND

- Have fun experiencing the latest in virtual reality (VR) gaming
- Make friends with other kids/teens on your small team
- Meet cool mentors in the videogame industry and see how a game is built
- Design and create your own unique videogame in only 10 hours
- Learn skills in Unity, the leading commercial videogame engine
- Enjoy learning how to create a game level, animate characters, and code
- Compete for prizes and then share your built game with your friends afterward

WHY PARENTS/TEACHERS SHOULD SEND THEIR KIDS

- Great chance to get your kids excited about Computer Science and STEM
- 10 hours of a supervised, fun, educational activity on their day off from school
- Opportunity for kids to experience the latest in virtual reality (VR)
- Two reasonably healthy meals and snacks provided at no extra cost
- Come at the end to see the kids present their games and win prizes
- Make friends with other kids/teens on their small team
- Meet cool mentors in the videogame industry and see how a game is built!
- Learn skills in Unity, the leading commercial videogame engine

WHY ADULTS SHOULD VOLUNTEER / MENTOR

- Have fun experiencing the latest in virtual reality (VR) gaming
- Network with other cool videogame developers and learn how a videogame is built
- Learn skills in Unity, the leading commercial videogame engine
- Be a hero to the kids by helping them design their own unique videogame
- Help inspire and get kids excited about Computer Science and STEM
- Be challenged to create your team's game in just 10 hours
- Come check out the really cool new makerspace at CU Boulder
- Compete for prizes and then share your built game with your friends afterward
- Three reasonably healthy meals and snacks provided for free to volunteers
- Volunteers start at 8am, team mentors must be there all day until 7pm
- Volunteer signup at vrjam.org

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