Tuesday, December 03, 2013

Announcing DyslexicGamemakers.com

Know any dyslexic students who are interested in creating video games and build some skills? They may find this announcement interesting.

dg logoWe are proud to announce we are teaming up with Dyslexic Advantage to build Dyslexic Gamemakers an online community and virtual club to leverage kids passion for video games to build skills in STEM and Digital Media Arts.

The Plan:

  • December 4 - First Meeting of Dyslexic Gamemakers in Webroom
  • Week of Dec 9-13 - Hour of Code Activities
  • January - Mod a Game
  • February - April - Make a Game - Team or Individual
  • April - Enter STEM Video Game Design Contest and Dyslexic Gamemaker's Contest


We are open to school age kids of all ages - SIGN UP HERE

Help Us!

We need mentors! Calling all pro-dyslexic game makers, parents of dyslexic kids and those who have passion for this cause. - PLEASESIGN UP HERE

Please forward this email to friends, family, co-workers and community members who you think may have kids who are interested or who may be interested in becoming mentors. We are partially keen to build our network of dyslexic video gamemakers and technology professional.


About Dyslexic Gamemakers

Dyslexic Gamemakers is an official group of the Dyslexic Advantage community. It's a place to learn, play games, and develop game design and programming skills. No programming experience is necessary.

This is a family-friendly network. All members must adhere to a policy of politeness and civility or their membership will be revoked. Feedback on member-created games should always be constructive and helpful. No private messaging of members is permitted.

There is no cost. We are completely supported by the generosity of volunteers and voluntary contributions. You can donate on theDyslexicAdvantage.com website.

About Dyslexic Advantage

Dyslexic Advantage is a 501c3 non-profit charity that seeks to create a world where the strengths and talents of dyslexic people are celebrated and where every dyslexic child and adult can flourish in school, work, and life. Dyslexic Advantage is dedicated toward increasing awareness, education, research into the strengths and talents of dyslexic people.

DyslexicAdvantage.com is one of the World's Largest Online Dyslexia Communities. Please join to connect, share resources, and to watch free webinars. Subscribe to our Videos here.

Drs. Brock and Fernette Eide have written The Dyslexic Advantage about some of the cognitive strengths of being dyslexic. It's also available in audiobook and in the UK.

About Crowded Fiction & Vidya Gamer

Vidya Gamer, LLC was founded by Joe Booth, a Digital Media Executive, Innovator and (aspiring) Social Entrepreneur with broad experience of innovating and bringing consumer digital products and services to market in Video Games, Publishing and eLearning.

Our first title, Crowded Fiction, is a innovative interactive eBook platform that aims to get older kids (9+) as passionate about reading as they are about video games. Read more or download our iPad app at crowdedFiction.com

Booth has 25+ years of proven video game experience on major industry franchises (FIFA, Need For Speed, Ghost Recon, Rollercoaster Tycoon). Over 24m games sold generating $1b of retail revenue with 10 AIAS & BAFTA nominations. More here