Triangle teens excel in video game design competition

Jul. 23, 2013 @ 03:18 PM

Two Triangle area students recently won the middle school Multimedia Fusion 2 team category in the National STEM Video Game Challenge in New York City.

Henry Edwards, a home-schooled student from Silk Hope in Chatham County, partnered with Kevin Kopczynski, a rising 9th grader at Carrboro High School, to create a game called Etiquette Anarchy.

Each winner received an AMD-powered laptop computer with game design and educational software, while sponsoring organizations for the participants got $2,000.

The challenge was presented by the Joan Ganz Cooney Center at Sesame Workshop and E-Line Media, along with sponsors Entertainment Software Association, AMD Association, Microsoft’s Xbox 360 and others.

It was inspired by President Barack Obama’s Educate to Innovate Campaign.