Game On

A Celebration of Game (App) Design & Coding in Manitoba

Game On is Sisler High School’s annual game conference where students can learn from industry experts, showcase a game/app and build a game/app.  This year’s conference is a two-day event.  The first day will consist of student workshop led by industry experts where students will learn different skills to create a game.  On the second day students (grade 6-8) will create their own game and learn 21st century skills such as collaborating, critical thinking, communication, and creativity.  Students in grades 9-12 will demonstrate a game or app they have worked on over the past year in a “Game Demo Fair” and be judged by industry.  These skills have always been important for students, and now in the 21st century these skills are now more essential than ever. Students need to think deeply, solve problems creatively, work in teams, communicate clearly, and learn new technologies as they create their game.

  • When:  Thursday, February 2 and Friday, February 3 of Exam week @ end of Semester 1
  • Who can participate: Students in grades 6-12 from any Winnipeg School Division school
  • Team size:  3 students per team (maximum of 3 teams per school … excluding Sisler).
  • Where:  Sisler IDM
  • Fee:  No Fee (thanks to partners)
  • Lunch & Snacks:  Provided (thanks to partners)

Learn more about & register for the most appropriate educational conference category

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Game On 2017 (Grades 6-9)

Ideal for students:

  • in grades 6-9,
  • with little to no experience with coding, asset design and prototyping,
  • who have never taken an IDM or computer science class,

 

 

Game On 2017 (Grades 9-12)

Ideal for students:

  • in grades 9-12,
  • interested in Coding, VR, Prototyping, Game Design & App Development,
  • who have done some coding,
  • who have taken Computer Science, IDM, Game Design &/or App Development course(s)

 

Partners:

 

Partners:

Sisler High School, New Media Manitoba, Mid-Ocean School of Media Arts, & Vancouver Film School

Participating Schools:

  • Sisler High School
  • Kelvin High School
  • St. John’s High School
  • Children of the Earth School
  • Kildonan-East Collegiate
  • Shaughnessy Park School
  • École Stanley Knowles School
  • Sargent Park School
  • Luxton School
  • Pinkham School
  • Hugh John Macdonald School
  • Andrew Mynarski VC School
  • Isaac Newton School
  • Isaac Brock School
  • Wolseley School