Linking Reading to Video Game Development
Prince George, B.C. – What do you get when you marry reading with video games? A new love of reading and an education in coding.
Jean Leggatt is with One More Story Games based in Barrie Ontario. The tech start up company has been holding special sessions for youth aged 11-16, teaching them how to use game publishing software to convert short stories and novels into interactive video games.
Leggat will be in Prince George for a few presentations, including one this evening at 7pm at the Art Space, above Books and Company on Third.
She says it’s been her experience that those who enjoy her company’s work are avid readers, writers and teachers.
Her company, which has developed software to create videogames, will be featured on an episode of Dragon’s Den this fall. But the session tonight is not about selling software “It is a discussion about trends in storytelling, how kids can be engaged learners with storytelling and coding as part of their learning, and how to think differently as a reader and writer.”
She will be interacting with youth this Friday at Westgate Academy, talking to students about how they can become better storytellers and learn to code so they can create their own video games.