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
Finalist: Art Scavenger Hunt by Scotland S. from North Marion High School, West Virginia
Finalist: Doctor Hashwitz Chemistry Equipment Search by Aaron S. from Alamo Colleges – Memorial Early College High School, Texas
Finalist: Mechanics Hidden Game by James T. from Alamo College – Memorial Early College High School, Texas
CATEGORY TWO – ACTION GAMES:
Winner: The 300 Spartans by Tyler L. from Parkersburg High School, West Virginia
Finalist: Nuclear Panic by Brandon M. from Hurricane High School, West Virginia
Finalist: Test Your Skills by Seth D. from Cathedral High School Los Angeles, California
Finalist: The Assassination of JFK by William B. from North Marion High School, West Virginia
CATEGORY THREE – TEAM GAMES
Winner: Build-A-Body by Team AL from Tygarts Valley High School
Finalist: Spartans vs Persians by Team Spartans from Tygarts Valley High School, West Virginia
Finalist: Be Safe by Team RTC from Randolph Technical Center, West Virgnia
Finalist: We The People by Team DG’s Games from Tygarts Valley High School, West Virginia
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).