On the 4 December, 2019 Wyndham Tech School hosted their first ever GameDev Convention. The convention allowed high school students to become immersed in the Video Game Development Industry in an authentic way.
The GameDev Convention held workshops which exposed students to an array of learning experiences within the gaming industry utilising mixed media and technology. Lisa Straife, developer and winner of the national Serious Game Award 2019, presented her driving simulation as a safe and interactive alternative for students to learn road rules. The simulation was as a successful way to incorporate gaming within the educational sector.
Operation Armstrong gave students the opportunity to discover new ways of collaborating and problem solving utilising mobile, PC, VR and Unity. The developers demonstrated all the steps involved in the development of the game and allowed students to explore their own game ideas using mixed media.
While DET Training and Learning presented Minecraft as a game engine which provided students an opportunity to explore a map of Melbourne CBD and create their own adventure ideas.
The day concluded with cosplay competition, ESPORTS competition and game development question competition, with special guest and popular YouTuber, Planet Dolan.
Hosted by Victoria University Polytechnic at the Werribee Campus, Wyndham Tech School delivered a successful day, bringing insightful learning experiences linked to the gaming industry straight to Victorian secondary school students with innovative, leading-edge technology.