STEM Educated. Video Game Motivated.

The Maine Game is a club where highly motivated, ambitious, and talented high school students come together and make a successful video game. The process involves programming, art, marketing, and more.

We’re certified!

Now that the members of The Maine Game have started working on the project collaborating with the Maine Discovery Museum, it’s time to work towards certifications in our down time between milestones.  Our goal as a club is to have 80% of the members certified in the 3D software, programming languages, and general computer systems that are being used on…

We’re not just about software

Today Dylan Roy put on a hardware clinic in the Maine Game. He set up 3 work stations with various hardware problems and the members teamed up and tried to figure out the puzzle.  Overall, they had great success in getting it done! Dylan also educated them on the intricacies of buying computer hardware online and what to look for…

Test Phase #1

Today begins the first testing phase for the members of the Maine Game Club.  It includes 2 tests: Test #1 Make a playable prototype of the project that being worked on for the Maine Discovery Museum through the Unreal Engine 4 gaming engine. Test #2 Complete a C++ certification test qualified through Microsoft.   These first 2 tests are crucial…

Today we had 3D Master Sam Conlogue

Sam Conlogue of Infusion Studios kindly took 2 hours today and gave a crash course in 3DS Max.  In particular, he taught the club members about UV, materials, and even touched on modeling! Infusion Studios is a highly successful, Maine based 3D studio that has done work for clients all over the world.  Sam himself has been featured in national…

Andy Moore was here! Andy Moore was here!

Andy Moore took 2 hours out of his crazy busy schedule to talk to the club today! He talked to us from Vancouver, BC Canada via Skype! If you are, for some unknown reason, unaware of who Captain Andy is let me clue you in:  he is the main propeller behind Radial Games and has created over 40 games in…

Luke Thomas taught the class yesterday and today!

Another former student of the IT class at United Technologies Center, Luke Thomas, has taught the Maine Game Club for the past 2 days!! Luke graciously came up from Boston and gave the club members some insightful life lessons, hindsight insights, and opened their eyes to git and github during the first day.  Not only that, but he also exposed…

A visit from Dave and Sandy Perloff

Today Dave and Sandy Perloff of the Perloff Foundation came to visit The Maine Game.  The Perloff Foundation provided 1/2 of the funding that has allowed the Maine Game to run through the summer and for that everyone involved is incredibly grateful.  The Perloff’s generosity and technology minded, student centered outlook has been a wonderful pairing with The Maine Game.The team…

We’re officially working with the Maine Discovery Museum!

We have been going back and forth a little bit, but today it became official: we are working with the Maine Discovery Museum! Today we went to downtown Bangor and sat down with Niles Parker, the director of the MDM and went over what we have came up with so far. He loved our idea and is excited to move…

Steve Leighton taught Python

Today another former student of Mr. Preble, Steve Leighton, came into the club and taught the Python programming language. Steve is a former student of United Technologies Center where he studied 3D and programming and is currently a student at the University of Maine – Orono campus and majoring in Computer Science. He came in and taught the club members…