Livonia Career Technical Center Students Sweep Game Design Awards

Eleven of sixteen finalist games in the 2018 Games For Change Detroit Student Competition were made by Livonia Career Technical Center Students. The Games for Change Student Challenge is a national game design program that combines students’ passion for games with digital learning and civic engagement. The theme for Detroit was Connected Cities and the competition is sponsored by Take Two Interactive, General Motors, and the National Organization of Minority Architects. Students are tasked with engaging with civic issues while building 21st Century skills through game design.

Four finalists were Grand Prize winners. Andrew K. won Most Original with his game Driverless Cars in Detroit, Slate S.r won Best Style for his game entitled City Park Clean Up, Vincent C. won Most Technical for his game City Clean Up, and Nathan C. won both Best Game Play as well as Grand Prize for his Game The Nightmare Adventures of the Whisp. Nathan was awarded a $1,000 scholarship and plans to use the money to continue his studies in Computer Science.   All finalists earned prizes such as tablets, usb drives, sunglasses, as well as an Awards Celebration at the GM Renaissance Center.  

Other Livonia Career Technical Center finalists include:  Andrew S.-The Detroit Initiative; Xiaoulu H., Dexterous Detroit; Robert L., Detroit: City Cleanup; Dante K., Connected Cities Autonomous Vehicles; Garrett C., Bradley C., Mitchell J., and Danny B. The New Detroit; Cameron K., and Damien G. - Jazz Town; Haylie S. Take a Walk; Ben R. and Massimo P. for Transportation Transformation.  

Students who attend the Livonia Career Technical Center come from Livonia Churchill, Stevenson, and Franklin high schools, Northville High School, Plymouth Canton high school, and Plymouth Academy.  Winners were represented from all schools and were enrolled in the Mobile Apps/Game Design Course at the Livonia Career Technical Center.  All games were made with Unity, a professional 3D Game Engine.  Winning Games can be viewed at: http://www.gamesforchange.org/

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Congratulations to Lulu Huang who received Honorable Mention in the Michigan Council for Women in Technology Website Design Competition. Lulu is a junior in the Mobile Apps/Game Development class at the Livonia Career Technical Center.

Lulu Huang on air at WJR Studios with the Michigan Council for Women in Technology Mentors and winners from the Website Design Competition.
Congratulations to Lulu Huang who received Honorable Mention in the Michigan Council for Women in Technology Website Design Competition. Lulu is a junior in the Mobile Apps/Game Development class at the Livonia Career Technical Center.

Lulu Huang on air at WJR Studios with the Michigan Council for Women in Technology Mentors and winners from the Website Design Competition.