By: Darrick Glen Baxter
Yes, this app was created by youth ages 12-16 years old.
Building Apps for iPhone and Android sounds like it would be extremely challenging and difficult, especially for high school students, but that’s exactly what Ogoki Learning Systems Inc had done with a group of Youth during a 5 day App Tech Camp. Over the entire 5 days, the youth completed 4 iPhone Apps and 3 Android Apps. Of those apps, there was one game produced and 3 storybooks for iPads and Android tablets.
The 5 day App Tech workshop brought together teachers, students, elders and parents. The entire group of youth created all the background audio and sound effects using Garage band (Apple), and graphics, animation and levels (Adobe Photoshop). The group also went a step further and wrote some of the app source code using Cocos2D and Xcode.
Ogoki Learning helped with programming and layout guidance for the Tech Camp. The early mornings started at 9:00 am and ran until 5:00 pm on most days. The youth created artwork – designed iPhone and Android storybook apps and released them. It was an exciting experience.
Youth ranged from 12-16years old had fun making iPhone games.
Young people have far more imagination, insight and ideas into what their peers want to see in a game app. It was those ideas that helped make these games. Kids love games.
Take a look at some of the screenshots from the game below.