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.

Maine Game Mid-December Update

There’s been a lot going on lately which has really eaten up our “update social media” time.  However, I’m able to carve out a few minutes to keep everyone up-to-date on what’s happening with The Maine Game crew. Our first big release, Solar System Scramble, continues to go through changes and updates as we test and update the game.  It’s…

We Won The November Big Gig!!!

It’s official, we won the November Big Gig!   I (Mike) delivered the 5 minute pitch that won the crowd over at the Boomhouse Resteraunt.  I explained, to the best of my ability, the Maine Game’s successes, where we were going, and why our after school group is most deserving of the $250 prize.  Luckily, my message resonated with the…

Fay Chalermisrachai is composing music for our games!

Fay contacted us almost a month ago about helping us with composing music for our games.  She very graciously offered her her world-class music ability to help with the 6 space games we’re making for the Maine Discovery Museum.  We took her up on her offer without hesitation!  When else will we get someone with her amazing resume and ability…

We’re doing the Big Gig competition!

We’re doing the Big Gig! The Big Gig is a local entrepreneurship competition that runs a bit like the t.v. show Shark Tank.  People do a (5 minute) pitch explaining why they could use an investment for their organization.  However, only 1 winner is selected from the pitches during that night.  This round’s prize is $250! All the money will…

What a difference 30 days makes. Thank you!

30 days ago I sat down in my classroom and asked the members of the Maine Game what they wanted to do.  I had finished a conversation with David Perloff about different funding sources a day or two prior, and I wanted to continue the conversation with the people that any income would impact the most. At that point we were…

We did it!!! We reached our Kickstarter goal!!!

Through a concentrated and exhaustive effort we have officially reached our Kickstarter goal of $2,000! A huge thank you to everyone who contributed hard earned money, tweeted, retweeted, favorited, shared, friended, followed and commented to help get this huge goal accomplished! Our continued success is now on your shoulders!  All the members sincerely appreciate and value everyone’s involvement and effort…

We need $600 and have 9 days left

To commemorate the $600 remaining in our Kickstarter campaign and the 9 days left to it. Here is a list of 9 reasons why you should contribute: The members of the Maine Game are working on something on their own time for no pay (including the teacher) Yesterday was payday and you can spare a few bucks You support technology innovation…

We just broke $1000. We are over half way to our Kickstarter goal!!!

Through a concentrated and deliberate “virtual press conference” over the past 2 days we have successfully broke the elusive $1000 mark on our Kickstarter campaign!! The club members and myself have always known that we would receive donations for our worthy cause, but people just needed to find out about us.  We have, and will continue to, raise awareness for…

Everybody loves stickers. Do you want a custom vinyl sticker? Sure you do.

The Maine Game has recently acquired the ability to create custom vinyl stickers.  Everyone loves stickers, especially vinyl ones.  You want a sticker, we know you do. For a small (but generous) $2+ donation to our Kickstarter campaign you will receive a custom Maine Game makes Space Base vinyl sticker!  Your one of a kind wonderfully sticky item all your friends (and enemies)…

Hello Maker Mom! Hello Chicago!

The MakerMom (themakermom.com) wrote about us in her Chicago based blog about STEM education and all things awesome!  She laid out a very eloquent argument why YOU to donate to our Kickstarter campaign.  She found value in our little club and we hope you do too. Here’s a quote from her article: So why give? Good karma. With donations starting at just…