— 4 May 2017 | Ubisoft Education
The 300 teenagers participating in the 3rd edition of the videogame creation project by Youth Fusion celebrated their achievements last Tuesday, May 2nd at a gala held at Rialto Theater.
This project, presented by Ubisoft and the Quebec Government, in collaboration with Montréal, aims at lowering the dropout rate by offering high school students to collaborate in the creation of a videogame from A to Z. This year, 14 high schools have participated. The outcome: 50 videogames developed on the theme of Quebec stories and legends, and hundreds of inspired and motivated students who thrived on passion throughout the year.
The two previous editions proved to have real positive impacts on the participants’ motivation and success:
“I loved learning about game coding. But what captivated me the most was to see how we could achieve such a great result by working in team. I’ve learned to be persistent; sometimes you have to try many things before succeeding. I would love to work in video games later. This project will help me for my future career!” says Olivier Roy, from École secondaire Roger-Comtois.
15 Ubisoft employees in Montreal and Quebec have been mentoring the groups since last fall, providing them with advice and motivation. Each group could also count on the weekly follow-up of university students acting as coordinators who received training from Ubisoft in various fields of the world of videogame.
Discover all videogames created during the project: open Google Chrome, grab a Xbox controller and click here!