PAX East's Youngest Game Developers at the Indie MegaBooth

Girls Make Games 2014 Grand Prize Winner The Hole Story was showcased at PAX East Indie MegaBooth.
Students at Girls Make Games summer camp in 2014 designed their first game The Hole Story nominated 2014 GMG Grand Prize WinnerCreated by junior developers from the ages of 10-16 yeard old, these amazing and talented young ladies studied C++ and game design to produce their very first game. Flying from California, the junior game designers are the masterminds behind the amazing the story of a princess wishing to be herself.
Focusing on empowering young girls, the junior developers wanted to cultivate characters who are in charge of their own destinies and futures. The game follows the protagonist Wendy, an aspiring archeologist who unexpectedly travels back in time to find and rescue a princess. As she finds her way home, the game focuses on solving riddles, looking for clues, rescuing a missing princess, and learning major lessons about identity and courage along the way.

I got to meet two of the junior developers, Samantha and Serena about their experiences working with Girls Make Games.

Girl Make Games is funded by Kickstarter supporters and gaming companies seeing the value of more game design classes for younger girls.

To find out a Girl Make Games program near you, head on over to their websiteThe Hole Story is now on Steam Greenlight. For those interested in why it matters so much to foster programs like these, check out the video below.

Published Mar. 11th 2015
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  • Evan R.
    Hi, this is Evan, you interviewed me and Samantha.
    In both the article and the video you have my name as Serena, and I don't go by that name anymore. I am quite sure I introduced myself as Evan, so I am confused as to why you have Serena. I would really appreciate it if you would correct at least the article so that it says Evan (the video I know is probably harder, although it would be nice)
  • thatzacdavis
    Featured Contributor
    Wow, kids so young making full games is very impressive!
  • HaoxNarz
    Featured Contributor
    I know! Like they know C++ and can be super insightful on game design. I was blown away!

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