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Posted Apr. 27, 2012

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What’s better than kids making video games? Kids making opportunities for other kids to make video games!

You may have read earlier that this year we’ve partnered with Global Kids’ Online Leadership Program. The students at OLP are creating two challenges in Gamestar Mechanic as part of our series of Impact Challenges sponsored by the AMD Foundation.   Well, the first challenge, about ending war, has been up and running since March, and closed with more than 700 entries!  Recently, Global Kids spoke about their challenges at the 2012 Annual Youth Conference.  Below is a video of some OLP kids explaining their projects:

We are so proud to be part of this project. Youth creating contests for other youth in the game design for impact space is the kind of activity that will spur youth participation, leadership, and creativity. Not to mention, bring us a step closer to making the world a better place.

We’ll continue to work with Global Kids on releasing their second challenge in Gamestar, and judging both of the contests.

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