A NEW game to help pupils, educators and parents understand the goals of DYW Moray has been launched.
Yesterday evening, DYW Moray launched the new Career Run Game App at Elgin Academy's Parents’ Evening.
The game was created by AJF Web Design and will increase awareness of the Developing the Young Workforce Agenda in Moray.
The game is based upon the Moray Skills Pathway strategy which sees DYW Moray working together with its partners and local employers in the key growth sectors of Moray to ensure every child gets equal opportunities to develop their knowledge of work, skills for work and experience of work prior to leaving Education.
The new interactive game 'DYW Career Run' supports the strategy and will allow users to have fun whilst identifying the sectors which are: Early Education & Childcare, Health & Social Care, Engineering, Construction, Food/Drink & Tourism, Business/Professional Services, IT & Creative Industries and the Land Based Sector.
The development of the app which can be downloaded from the Google Play Store also saw pupils from Elgin Academy’s S2 computing class joining Andrew French from AJF Web Design to help create the Armed Forces level where they designed various obstacles and characters.
Andrew visited the class to show them what is involved in the game design industry and came away with a fantastic range of ideas.
To download the game, visit the Google Play Store and search for 'DYW Career Run'.
You can find a demo of the game via the following YouTube link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Vrs5WTX5p0g.
DYW Moray will also be taking the game to any school parents’ evenings and fairs that they have a stand at going forward.
Sarah Baxter quote,
"It was great to see Andrew engage with the S2 pupils at Elgin Academy, giving them a real taster of work in the game industry. It’s even greater that we now have a game that has been partially created by these young people to be used by their peers and other young people to have fun whilst recognising the key industries in our area."
Andrew French said,
"It was great to work on a project that involved students from Elgin Academy. Their opinions and enthusiasm were brilliant as were the designs they put forward for different level layouts, obstacles and most of all their game characters. I enjoyed bringing the students designs to life and hope that they enjoy seeing their characters in the game."