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[March 12, 2014]

Baroda's GDA, Boston's Carroll School collaborate for international game design program [Vadodara] [Times of India]

(Times of India Via Acquire Media NewsEdge) VADODARA: Students of Global Discovery Academy (GDA) School of Baroda and the United States-based Carroll School, Boston have collaborated for international game design program as a joint technology project.


By way of this unique program, ten students from Baroda and twelve students from Boston have come together in teams to create a video game.

Over the last three months these techno-kids of class eight have been working internationally and cross-culturally to design and make their own video games using the Scratch software developed by the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT).

The project started in December last, when each team first got together over a Skype video chat and the kids decided what kind of game they would make, selecting from a list of genre options such as adventure, action and strategy among others. They collaboratively decided on all the details of their game, documenting a clear game plan.

They then divided up the work amongst the team and started programming the game, sharing their projects online and communicating via an online forum and Skype video chats as the project progressed.

The kids presented and demonstrated their work at a finale event on Tuesday at GDA School premises here at Harni.

"At GDA, we wanted to provide an international experience to our student that wasn't as lame as staying for a couple of days in someone else's house in a foreign country. By making these kids work together in a high intensity intellectual activity, they will learn a lot more about each other. It also familiarizes our children with the international environment prevalent in any multinational software development company or open source community where developers collaborate across time zones, language barriers, and expertise levels to solve problems together," Vipul Redey, chief product officer of GDA schools said.

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