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.

Our video games are being played in a museum!

When I came back from the STEM education conference last year with a plan for setting up the Maine Game, I honestly could not have predicted where the club is today.  We have accomplished a lot through our collective hard work, determination, and ability to come together for a common goal.  I am exponentially proud of all the members of…

This is a learning opportunity

One of the driving goals we have had here at the Maine Game over the past year is providing 6 high quality, fun, and educational games to the Maine Discovery Museum.   The members of the club have worked countless hours in my classroom and at home to create something we’re all proud of.  The games are done.  The Maine…

The 2015 MLTI Student Conference was awesome!

The Maine Game presented at yesterday’s state-wide MLTI Student Conference yesterday and we had a great time!  We did an hour long session teaching how to make games in Unity to around 100 fully engaged middle school students from around the state. It was great to be in front of a sea of laptops with students following along with the…

Summer Camp seats are filling up fast!

We have had a huge, amazing response to our Maine Game Summer Camp!  Seats are filling up fast!  We have even expanded into allowing middle aged students to be a part of the camp because of the huge response! We have tapped into something positive in what we’re offering, how we’re offering it and more importantly, what people want.  It is another…

Marcus Gosselin taught shaders

Today Marcus Gosselin taught us the basics of shader programming in Unity and MonoDevelop.  Marcus was given the task of learning shaders with the intent to teach the members of the club and did a wonderful job today.  Programming shaders in Unity involves multiple languages, complex math, and an understanding of how graphics are processed through a GPU on a…

Teen Tech Night was a HUGE success!

The Maine Game’s 4 hours at Teen Tech Night in the Maine Discovery Museum was a huge success!  We taught over 50 teens and their parents how to make video games using the Unity game engine.  Everyone walked away learning something new.  With each session, we started with a blank scene and ended with a full, playable game with custom lighting,…

Teen Tech Night @ The Maine Science Festival

We are happy to announce that The Maine Game is presenting for 2 hours at Teen Tech Night as part of The Maine Science Festival happening this weekend!  We will be teaching all attendees how to make video games using the Unity game engine – something we are very familiar with. We will be there from 4:00 to 8:00 today and presenting…

Our summer camp is taking off!

Even though it has been released less than 48 hours ago, the Maine Game Summer Camp is taking off!! As soon as people hear about the certifications they’re going to walk away with, the video games they’ll be making, and the one of a kind experience they’ll have at our summer camp they can’t wait to sign up! We recently had…

It’s official: we’re the best in the state!

We had members of the Maine Game Club compete in this year’s Maine SkillsUSA Video Game Competition and we have great news: we won!  It’s official: we have the best video game developers at the high school level in the Maine!  Woo hoo! Brad, Matt, Asa, and Eli worked together as a team and made a really fun game, Barbarian’s…

For students, by students

My vision for the Maine Game Club was always to be a student ran organization.  Now my vision has become a reality. I have seen a lot of amazing students come through my classroom that are both leaders and very intelligent and I knew would be fully capable of running an organization like the Maine Game Club if given the…