Bradley University, in collaboration with the Illinois Math Academy and the Peoria Public Schools Foundation, participated in the High School Video Game Development Challenge. Students from the Department of Interactive Media at Bradley served as mentors for students who competed in the challenge. Teams consisted of three to five students in 9-12 grade from Peoria area schools who spent the school year creating a video game from scratch. They were allowed to use any development tools, and Bradley mentors helped guide them in creating the code, art, music, and sound effects.
Bradley students who were participated are listed below along with the school they mentored:
|Jake||Velicer||Peoria Central High School||Game Design||Sophomore|
|Connor||Riley||Peoria Central High School||Game Design||Freshman|
|Jason||Daluga||Manual Academy and Illinois Math Academy||Computer Science, Game Production minor||Junior|
|Andrew||Noetzel||Illinois Math Academy||Game Design||Junior|
|Donnell||Stone||Peoria Central High School, Manual Academy, and Illinois Math Academy||Animation||Sophomore|
|Morgan||Dinse||Peoria Central High School||Animation||Junior|
|Fiona||Kordyban||Peoria Central High School||Animation||Junior|
|Doug||Guzman||Manual Academy||Game Design||Freshman|
|Paris||Geis||Manual Academy||Game Design||Sophomore|
|Sydney||Foe||Illinois Math Academy||Game Design||Sophomore|
This was the first year of the event, and Bradley is planning to continue and expand the program next school year.