Challenging Students' Creativity
July 2015

Challenging Students’ Creativity with Game Design

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Have you ever wondered, what goes into the making of an ‘Angry Birds’ or a ‘Temple Run’? Well, what if you actually get to make a game yourself! Anyone can make a game, and everyone should. Everyone needs to learn how to program for a game; it’s just a good skill to learn. It teaches you to adopt a creative thinking mindset, a step-by-step way of making things work and solve challenges. It’s also a lot of fun. With some of the game design software out there you don’t even need to know coding as long as you can recognize shapes and put things in order.

MindBox, a Creative Education initiative by ARK Infosolutions, in collaboration with the National Association of Software and Services Companies (NASSCOM) Gaming Forum, is once again providing an opportunity to all school students across India to learn and express their creativity through ‘Game Jam Titans 2015’.

Game-Jam-Titans

Game Jam Titans provides opportunity to school students to be creative

Game Jam Titans (GJT), India’s only game development competition for school kids is set to be held across six cities in India New Delhi, Chennai, Bengaluru, Hyderabad, Mumbai, and Pune. The competition will begin from 17th August 2015 and will last on 28th September 2015.

Recognizing the growing opportunity, NASSCOM Gaming Forum and MindBox aim to tap the potential of young gaming developers through this competition. Speaking on the initiative, ARK Infosolutions CEO &Director Rishi Khemka said, “As educators, we empower students to ideate, explore, lead, think and collaborate. Such competitions are the perfect platforms not only for students to take their classroom learning to the World outside but also for students to express their individuality in more innovative and creative ways. We are overwhelmed with the encouraging response we have received from schools and their students for our GJT competition. We are pleased to promote the game and app development culture amongst Youth of India.”

NASSCOM Gaming Forum Chair Rajesh Rao added, “The gaming industry in India has proved its capability in terms of delivering quality products and has the potential for acquiring a large domestic as well as international market. The sector is poised to grow at an exponential level in the years to come and will continue to capture the imagination of users and developers alike. Through this competition, we aim to engage with the youth and encourage them to take up game development as a career as it is a growing domain.”

Benetits of Game Design
  • Improves number and shape recognition, grouping, and counting
  • Develops sense of visual perception and color recognition
  • Improves hand-eye coordination
  • Develops math, color recognition, reading, reasoning, and social skills
  • Games and Simulations allow students to explore and create materials that they could not work directly with in real life
  • Promotes creativity and motivate students to explore science & math
  • Strong toolto teach foundation of software development
  • Enables students to invent and explore multiple solutions to a problem
  • Introduces career possibilities in Gaming and App Development industries

The winning teams will be shortlisted from each of these cities will get an opportunity to showcase their game on the sidelines of the NASSCOM Games Developer Conference (GDC) to be held in Pune in November in front of the professionals and experts of the Gaming Industry.Participants will be given a participation certificates and the regional winners from each city will receive exciting prizes.

For more information on Game Jam Titans 2015 log on to: www.gamejamtitans.com.

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