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Make-A-Wish Helps a Game Developer Grant a Child’s Wish

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Abby Mank is an 8-year-old girl who loves video games. Her favorite game is Minecraft. She likes being her own little world, creating and tearing things down repeatedly. Like millions of other people, Abby uses video games as a way to relax and decompress. Games offer her escapism with limits defined only by her creativity.

Most kids Abby’s age aren’t thinking about the one wish they would make if they had the chance. Most kids haven’t faced the difficulties Abby has. When Make-A-Wish went to Abby and her family about granting her a wish, she knew exactly what she wanted—to be in a video game. Read More

LOFT Fellowships For Young Game Designers Open

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The LOFT (Leaders on the Fast Track) Video Game Innovation Fellowship is now accepting applications from young game designers. Created by the ESA (Entertainment Software Association) and the HHF (Hispanic Heritage Foundation), the LOFT Fellowship is awarded to 20 young people from ages 15 to 25 for vision, creativity, and “their games’ potential to spur change in their communities.”
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BAFTA Game Awards for Young Game Designers Announced

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At a special awards ceremony held on July 25 in London, the winners of the BAFTA Young Game Designers Award were announced. (BAFTA is the British Academy of Film and Television Arts.) The winners of these BAFTA game awards include four game designers between the ages of 10 and 18. An inspirational school teacher and the game Minecraft also won awards. Read More