Design Demo Targets Disadvantaged Youth

Design Demo Targets Disadvantaged Youth

Design Demo Targets Disadvantaged Youth

The Urban Video Game Academy, an organization dedicated to evangelizing game design and programming to economically disadvantaged students, is hosting a free Xbox 360 demo, presented by two game designers at Microsoft.

The demonstration, titled Xbox 360 and You, will feature presentations by senior art director Kevin Brown and general manager Leon Pryor, two African-Americans with Microsoft Game Studios. It will take place on Saturday, April 29 from 10 a.m. to noon at the University of Baltimore Student Center 5th floor auditorium.

Xbox 360 and You is being jointly held by both the UVGA and the University of Baltimore, School of Information and Technologies. The event targets Baltimore and Washington D.C. high school and college students who are considering career opportunities in game design and development.

The UVGA emphasizes the nurturing of math, science and writing skills, and applying them to videogame creation.

The University of Baltimore’s new Student Center can be found at 21 W. Mount Royal Avenue at the intersection of Maryland Ave. and Mount Royal.

Seating is limited.