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, sound, enemy AI, textures, physics, a scoring system, health bar, and the ability to control your character through a full level.
We had a wonderful experience interacting with the crowd and getting suggestions on how to modify the development as we went along. The teens in who attended our 2 sessions were engaged and gave us some great ideas moving forward and definitely kept us on our feet. One of the end results from their collective suggestions might even turn into a game we develop in the future.
We also set up a computer so the people coming in could play our games. It made us very happy to see people’s faces as they enjoyed the games that were made in and outside of the club. Some of the people also downloaded out Android apps that are on the Google Play store.
The Maine Discovery Museum was a hub of technology kicking off the Maine Science Festival and we are proud to be able to say we contributed to it.
We had a great time overall and look forward to what else we can do to teach teens in the future. On that note, we had over 10 people sign up to get more information about our summer camp!