By: Lizbeth Solorzano
The Game Development Guild Club held a game fair on campus after school on Friday, October 19.
This game fair was an activity where students came together to play video games or board games competitively in order to earn prizes. These tournaments had a fee of $3 per tournament. Students could compete with their friends in popular games such as Mario Kart 8 Deluxe on the Nintendo Switch as well as Super Smash Bros. and Splatoon 2 on the Wii U.
Along with playing commercial and professional games, the club displayed their own creations as well.
“Our goal is to have a place for students to create games and display the games they created,” sophomore Jessica Brumana, Vice President of the club, said.
In the club, there are councils that teach students the different aspects of game development such as coding, graphics design, and trophy design. These different councils work on computers to develop their skills as game designers.
“We want all members of the club to be able to collaborate and make games in the manner that professionals do in the real world, to gain that experience,” Brumana said.
To work together, students need to reach out to these councils for help in developing their games. By reaching out to others, students will be brought closer together.
“The club last year didn’t get through many of their goals. I wanted to change that because I saw that this club has potential and I want people to come together,” senior and club president Pablo Avendano said.
In order to allow students to bond, they need to be in an environment where they will be comfortable and surrounded by people they are familiar with.
The Game Development Guild Fair provides an opportunity for students to come together by hosting gaming tournaments. This allows them to come in, meet with each other, and compete in video games that have already been created.
Once those bonds have been formed, their relationships will only help spark their imaginations and creativity for creating their own games.