Globaloria Announces National Finalists & Winners of the 2015 Globey Game Design Competitions and Awards

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December 7, 2015 (New York, NY) – Globaloria announced today the 2015 winners of the Globey Game Design Competitions and Awards in the following three categories: Hidden Object Game, Action Game and Team Game. This year marks the 8th Annual Globey Competition.

Created in 2008, the Globey Competition is integral to the total learning experience of all Globaloria students nationwide. It is designed to enhance students’ STEM skills and computational fluency, motivate them, and pace them creatively through a variety of game design and coding courses.

“This annual challenge and awards program celebrates our students’ learning accomplishments nationwide and highlights the students’ learning processes as much as their final projects,” said Dr. Idit Harel, CEO and Founder of Globaloria. “This is a serious form of brain sports, and this year’s 12 finalists and 3 winners are a great testament to the impact of our courses on students’ knowledge and abilities in STEM and computing. I believe these games speak for themselves. They are quite hard to conceive, plan, and make!”

As the largest program of its kind in this nation, in 2014-2015, Globaloria generated hours of design and coding work among 10,880 students in fourteen states: Alabama, Arizona, California, Georgia, Illinois, Maryland, New Jersey, New York, Ohio, Oklahoma, Texas, Washington, D.C., West Virginia and Wyoming. We deeply thank the 328 educators and principals for leading computer science education with excellence among their students.

The 2015 Globey Finalists and winners received certificates and were awarded entry into the Scholastic Art & Writing Awards and the ESA LOFT Video Game Innovation Fellowship. Winners were also awarded Chromebook laptops and finalists were awarded gaming headsets.

The 2015 Winners and Finalists of the Globey Game Design Awards are:


CATEGORY ONE – HIDDEN OBJECT GAMES:

Winner: The Mayans by Dang T. from Syvandale Middle School, California

Game Designer: Dang T. Sylvandale Middle School, California "This Hidden Object game is about the Mayans and the objective of the game is to find the things that were from the time of the Mayans, like their materials, culture, etc.

Game Designer: Dang T.
Sylvandale Middle School, California
“This Hidden Object game is about the Mayans and the objective of the game is to find the things that were from the time of the Mayans, like their materials, culture, etc.

Finalist: Art Scavenger Hunt by Scotland S. from North Marion High School, West Virginia

Game Designer: Scotland S. North Marion High School, West Virginia "There are 5 art supplies hidden throughout the scene. Find each one before the time runs out."

Game Designer: Scotland S.
North Marion High School, West Virginia
“There are 5 art supplies hidden throughout the scene. Find each one before the time runs out.”

Finalist: Doctor Hashwitz Chemistry Equipment Search by Aaron S. from Alamo Colleges – Memorial Early College High School, Texas

Game Design: Aaron S. Alamo Colleges - Memorial Early College High School, Texas "The object of this game is to find chemistry equipment commonly found in a chemistry laboratory before time runs out"

Game Design: Aaron S.
Alamo Colleges – Memorial Early College High School, Texas
“The object of this game is to find chemistry equipment commonly found in a chemistry laboratory before time runs out”

Finalist: Mechanics Hidden Game by James T. from Alamo College – Memorial Early College High School, Texas

Game Designer: James T. Alamo College – Memorial Early College High School, Texas "A Hidden Object game featuring mechanics. The played must find all 10 objects before time runs out."

Game Designer: James T.
Alamo College – Memorial Early College High School, Texas
“A Hidden Object game featuring mechanics. The played must find all 10 objects before time runs out.”


CATEGORY TWO – ACTION GAMES:

Winner: The 300 Spartans by Tyler L. from Parkersburg High School, West Virginia

Game Designer: Tyler L. Parkersburg High School, West Virginia "The 300 Spartans is based off of King Leonidas and his bodyguard of 300 Spartans marching to face Xerxes."

Game Designer: Tyler L.
Parkersburg High School, West Virginia
“The 300 Spartans is based off of King Leonidas and his bodyguard of 300 Spartans marching to face Xerxes.”

Finalist: Nuclear Panic by Brandon M. from Hurricane High School, West Virginia

Game Designer: Brandon M. Hurricane High School, West Virginia "You are a scientist at "Nuetech", a nuclear research facility. You notice that the radiation levels are too high, which will lead to a meltdown. You must escape the facility before it's too late.

Game Designer: Brandon M.
Hurricane High School, West Virginia
“You are a scientist at “Nuetech”, a nuclear research facility. You notice that the radiation levels are too high, which will lead to a meltdown. You must escape the facility before it’s too late.

Finalist: Test Your Skills by Seth D. from Cathedral High School Los Angeles, California

Game Design: Seth D. Cathedral High School Los Angeles, California "My game teaches about Calculus and Algebra"

Game Design: Seth D.
Cathedral High School Los Angeles, California
“My game teaches about Calculus and Algebra”

Finalist: The Assassination of JFK by William B. from North Marion High School, West Virginia

Game Designer: William B. North Marion High School West Virginia "The assassination of JFK and its very different conspiracy".

Game Designer: William B.
North Marion High School West Virginia
“The assassination of JFK and its very different conspiracy”.


CATEGORY THREE – TEAM GAMES

Winner: Build-A-Body by Team AL from Tygarts Valley High School

Game Designers: Team AL Tygarts Valley High School, West Virginia "Our game is about the bones and brains of the human body.

Game Designers: Team AL
Tygarts Valley High School, West Virginia
“Our game is about the bones and brains of the human body.

Finalist: Spartans vs Persians by Team Spartans from Tygarts Valley High School, West Virginia

Game Designer: Team Spartans Tygarts Valley High School, West Virginia "This game shows how the Spartans and Persians were at war and how they went to battle"

Game Designer: Team Spartans
Tygarts Valley High School, West Virginia
“This game shows how the Spartans and Persians were at war and how they went to battle”

Finalist: Be Safe by Team RTC from Randolph Technical Center, West Virgnia

Game Designer: Team RTC Designers Randolph Technical Center, West Virginia "Our game is based on safety – driving safety, hunting safety, lab safety and ATV safety"

Game Designer: Team RTC Designers
Randolph Technical Center, West Virginia
“Our game is based on safety – driving safety, hunting safety, lab safety and ATV safety”

Finalist: We The People by Team DG’s Games from Tygarts Valley High School, West Virginia

Game Designer: DG's Games Tygarts Valley High School, West Virginia "We The People was created to teach students about the Revolutionary War."

Game Designer: DG’s Games
Tygarts Valley High School, West Virginia
“We The People was created to teach students about the Revolutionary War.”


We deeply thank the honorary members of the blue-ribbon jury, which selected the 2015 Finalists & Winners, including: Andrew Gardner (BrainPOP), Anthony Negron (New York Hall of Science), Carrie Ray-Hill (iCivics), Doug Rohde (Google), Gary Bolles (eParachue, Inc.), Greg Brown (RAFT), Leslie Zane (The Tech Museum of Innovation), Linda Swank (Association of American Publishers), Mo Fong (Google), Sarah Holloway (Columbia University), and Wade Linger (West Virginia Board of Education).

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