Students at Girls Make Games summer camp in 2014 designed their first game The Hole Story nominated 2014 GMG Grand Prize Winner. Created 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.
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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 website. The 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.
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