This summer a small group of trainees from the Brokenhead Ojibway Nation began a four day workshop designed to teach them how to create and iPhone App. The group had no experience creating an app but were dedicated and eager to learn. Their computer skills where already at a high level and judging by the training facility – they used a variety of multimedia tools.
The first day we learned about the app industry and how you make money creating apps and games. We talked about the video game industry and games in general. The instructor talked about how much money the top apps in the app store make and shared with us his experience as a game developer.
The Brokenhead Bingo iPhone App is now online in the App Store.
We worked and created a game that had local landmarks – a local hero and local attractions. We didn’t know what to name the game – all we knew was that we wanted the game to be fun and exciting. We wanted animation and great sound within the game as well. We already had a theme and that was to make our hero the subject of the game. We wanted our hero to be named “Waver” since locally there was history within Brokenhead of a man nicknamed Waver.
Here are some screenshots of the game.