Game on in programming competition
Find out how Brandon Schulte made maths fun
WE ALL know that mathematics is boring and computer games are fun and it is difficult to get the kids off the PlayStation, but combining math with a video plus a mountain climbing challenge is genius.
Mundubbera student Brandon Schulte has done just that to become a finalist STEM Video Game Challenge.
Challenge project director Chris Rosicka said Brandon’s entry, Math Mountain, was a finalist in the Year 9 -– 12 STEM Video Game Challenge.
“We loved playing the game and we hope to see Brandon at the awards ceremony,” Mr Rosicka said.
Brandon said the ideas to include in the game were developed as he was creating it.
“I wanted to keep the player engaged as long as possible, so I made it fun and a challenge to reach the top of the mountain,” he said.
“I do enjoy building software and this is a great opportunity for me.”
The overall winner will be announced this Saturday.
“What I need now is for everyone to go online and like my work,” he said.
The link to see the game and to help Brandon is www.facebook.com/PwCAU.
YOUNG INVENTOR: Student Brandon Schulte was contacted by Chris Rosicka, STEM Video Game Challenge project director last week and is in line for a great prize and a new start.