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For the campers and their instructors at NIU’s Summer 2016 Video Games Camps, the Pokémon Go craze arrived at the perfect time. A group of 10- to 13-year-olds spent a week at NIU’s Digital Convergence Lab creating Pokémon-like games into a Minecraft – an online video game – world. Campers learned how to use OpenSim,...
No surprise: Kids love video games. So what would happen if teachers delivered some of their lessons through video games? And not just any games, but the wildly popular Minecraft? Plenty of children will find out this fall, thanks for a one-credit “SMASH-UP!” course offered by NIU this summer. Teachers who enroll will spend a...
The DCL needs your help!
Ever thought about creating your own video game? NIU’s new student club, the Game Developer Club, will offer everyone from master game designers to coding noobs the chance to play, explore, and create video games. Students are welcome to attend the club’s inaugural meeting at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 10, in the Digital Convergence Lab,...