Grant to game-development based education

The AMD Foundation, in support of AMD Changing the Game, has awarded a $10,000 grant to the Institute of Play for the creation of a social impact game community within the Gamestar Mechanic game development platform.

Gamestar Mechanic is a new, free, game-based digital learning platform that teaches game design principles, systems thinking and 21st century literacy skills. Gamestar Mechanic features several integrated components, including Game Alley, a Web community for players to publish, review and collaborate on game design with their peers.

The AMD Changing the Game Impact Channel will be a featured element in Game Alley and represents another new vehicle to support youth game development-based education.