ABVI Kids Career Day

ABVI, the Association for the Blind and Visually Impaired, asked me to come to one of their end of summer camps and talk about video game design and more specifically some of the design aspects of a game I've been helping that is based around audio. I showed up while they were in the middle of an activity based around money and living costs. They had M&Ms to denote one months worth of pay, then had to make decisions on whether to purchase specific things or to save that money for other things.

After they finished the money exercise it was my turn to talk. One of the students wants to be a game designer when he grows up so he had a lot more questions than the other. I gave them a quick overview of the development process and then talked about some of my favorite parts of the process. I was able to demo the game in small chunks but I think something was wrong with the speakers we were using as I wasn't able to find my way out of the tutorial room. So instead of showing them the maze portion of the game I just showed each of the other demo portions.


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