OGPC is the only state-wide game programming competition in Oregon!
Promoting digital literacy and collaboration through game development
Another amazing event is complete!
OGPC 2016 (v9) was held on Saturday, April 23rd, 2016. We had an amazing turnout with over 20 schools, over 50 teams, and over 200 students! Read more about it in the Statesman Journal article. Check out our winning teams at tms.ogpc.info.
OGPC is a program that uses a game development competition as a means of engaging students in various STEM/STEAM disciplines while having loads of fun. OGPC uses games as the medium to bring it all together.
Each year, OGPC announces a new theme (such as “Urban Planning”, “Internal Obstacles” and “What Makes a Hero?”) A team’s primary objective is to build a game that explores that theme and share it at the OGPC main event. To build their game, teams must design the gameplay rules and goals, write a story and develop characters, create art for the visuals, record sound and music and write computer code to make it all work. Then, at the main event, they must present their work to professional judges and “sell” their product.
Game creation through OGPC encompasses the entire STEAM focus (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Design, and Mathematics) in one unified program. It bridges the disciplines in a way that most academic courses do not and encourages students with different talents to work together.
The Oregon Game Project Challenge is registered as a public 501(c)(3) non-profit organization. Contributions to OGPC are tax-deductible to the extent permitted by law. OGPC's tax identification number is 47-5440436.