MFA students are finalists in Game Design Challenge

March 31, 2014
Computer game graphic of a lunar module landed on the moon

MFA students Cheng Zhang (Design/CSE) and Sherri Larrimer (Design) have been chosen as (1 of 3) finalists in the Shoot for the Moon: Games for Change (G4C) Design Challenge. Associate Professor of Design Alan Price is the advisor for both students.

More information concerning the students' proposal can be seen on the ACCAD site.

The challenge invites game designers to envision an interactive experience that encourages space exploration and at the same time captures comprehensive real-world data that will inform the mission of SpaceIL. Three finalists will be selected to present their ideas on stage at the 11th Annual Games for Change Festival (April 22-24 & 26) in New York with the full attention of attendees, potential funders, and a live jury. The winning design concept will be announced at the festival and in the media. The final game will be featured on the SpaceIL website.

Presentation: Tuesday, April 23rd, 4:15 – 5:15 p.m.
NYU Skirlball Center for Performing Arts.

The students have been awarded:

  • Two complimentary passes to the 2014 Games for Change Festival
  • Complimentary travel and lodging during Festival in New York
  • Recognition on the Games for Change website and Festival communication
  • Opportunity to present design and network with other funders, activists, and designers