South Haven club member creates winning game

2013-08-14T00:00:00Z South Haven club member creates winning gameTimes Staff nwitimes.com
August 14, 2013 12:00 am  • 

SOUTH HAVEN | Boys & Girls Clubs of America named Adam Wood the regional winner in its 11th Annual Digital Arts Festivals competition for his entry in the Game Design category. As a winner in the Midwest region, Adam was selected to move on to the national level of competition for the 13-15 year old age group.

The game design category asked Boys & Girls Club members to create their own computer-generated game with a message designed to drive change in their community or world. Adam’s game design showcased his creativity and tech skills learned at Boys & Girls Clubs of Porter County’s South Haven Unit.

The Digital Arts Festivals, supported by Comcast, allow BGCA and Comcast to give young people an avenue to get creative and design original pieces of digital artwork – from songs and photography to stop-motion animation and short films. The competition is one component of BGCA’s technology program which teaches critical technology skills to Club members ages 6-18.

"Adam is an amazing and very talented young man. It did not surprise me that he was selected as the Midwest DAF Game Tech champion this year,” said Ron Ranta, South Haven Unit director. “He plans on improving his design for next year's contest, so that he can become the national champion in 2014. I have no doubt that Adam will reach his goal."

“We are proud to support Boys & Girls Clubs of America’s Digital Arts Festivals and to help inspire a new generation of leaders who are equipped with strong digital literacy skills to help them succeed in school and beyond,” said Charisse R. Lillie, Comcast Foundation president. “All of this year’s entrants produced impressive projects, and we wish Adam the best of luck in the national competition.”

Each year, around 20,000 club youths from across the globe compete in local festivals.

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