I spent last week playing a bunch of student games aimed at tackling some of the world's toughest problems. Environmental conservation was a common theme. It's also the theme of an Australian student game design competition just announced.
The Australian Centre for the Moving Image has begun the call for entries for this year's Screen It competition. Open to primary and secondary school students around Australia, the annual competition is "designed to encourage and foster the next generation of young moving image makers."
That means video games!
It also means film and animation, too, but we think games are far more interesting.
Students are tasked with creating a live action film, animated film or video game based on the theme: "The Environment: Who Cares?" Registration is now open and entries close at 5pm September 17, 2010.