The 5th Annual Teen Game Workshop was held at RPI August 6-10 focused on teaching Highschool students aged 13-17 how to make their own video games. This year our 17 students utilized the Godot Game Engine to make a variety of games including platformers, puzzle games and other genres of games, all of the students were very excited about their projects and plan on continuing to work on their projects. Special thanks to the local studios that made this event possible, especially PubG Madglory who provided mentor staff and was our headline sponsor, allowing our students to have a selection of healthy snacks and lunches throughout the week. Additional thanks to Vicarious Visions who provided the USB drives for the event and 1st Playable Productions for additional financial support!
We’d also like to thank all the mentors and speakers who volunteered during the week and shared their experience and expertise with the students. Its always wonderful to be able to share with these students the possible careers that are available in this year and this year we really kicked it up a notch with presentations from PubG, Transfinder, Tech Valley Game Space, Non-Orbital Games, and Velan Studios. The final showcase was held on Friday where the students were able to show off their projects to family and new-found friends and receive feedback from a panel of experts.