It’s a Video Game!
Before you think we’re training firebrands and rebels at ActivSpaces, the technological fight against corruption is going to be a Scratch-based video game created by Scratch Club Buea. During the last session on Saturday, the kids decided they wanted to do a joint project and they went forth to come up with themes and structure a game-play model. The Scratch kids will develop this game entirely on their own, but will follow project management techniques provided to them by ActivSpaces.
The Plot & The Plan
The protagonist of the game is a covert operative from an anti-corruption organization who is sent on secret missions to capture evidence of bribery and corruption in order to take down a crooked government syndicate of a fictional African country. The kids are still looking at the timeline for the creation of the game and they plan to host it on a private website where other Scratch projects they are working on will be embedded. When I asked them about some of the more sophisticated functionality in the game-play, Eugene-Bleck, team leader answered, “We’ve already started.”
Follow @ActivSpaces on Twitter to keep up with their progress. This is definitely two thumbs-up for the role of technology in education.