And so I break my blogging silence this week (life happens) with this article from Ars Technica. Why? Because we’re raising three Girl Scouts and it’s good to know that a group is doing this if the girls have an interest (sure, this is out West, but still).
On the heels of the Boy Scouts introducing a merit badge for game design, the Girl Scouts are going one better by developing a badge program to bring girls into the world of video game development. The effort is a collaboration between Girl Scouts of Greater Los Angeles and Women in Games International.
The Boy Scouts introduced a Game Design merit badge in March, but its description doesn’t specifically call for actual game software development. The WIGI-GSLA effort will use Gamestar Mechanic, an educational development tool from E-Line Media, to allow scouts to develop and create their own video games.