Tuesday, December 10, 2013

Gold Star for Alyssa!

Alyssad2018 from East Austin College Prep MLK in Texas, has shown great motivation in her Globaloria work. She was one of the few students to update her Learning Log everyday, complete her topics in a timely manner while also updating her Projects Page and Blogs accordingly, all without skipping any topics. Alyssa has worked hard and deserves some recognition, don't you think? Check out her User Page and explore throughout her Projects Page and Blog to see all of her good work.

Friday, June 7, 2013

Globaloria Student Recognized for Game Design Work at Carnegie Hall

Last Friday (May 31st), Matthew Samples of Tygarts Valley High School was recognized for his game design work at New York City's Carnegie Hall for the 90th Annual Scholastic Arts and Writing Awards Ceremony. Matthew's silver medal-winning game, Carl and Carly's Big Day, was created in Globaloria with partner Brittany Arbogast, who was unable to attend the events in New York.

Prior to attending the ceremony, Matt and his teacher, Mrs. Diane White went on a bus tour of the Big Apple and stopped by World Wide Workshop's headquarters for lunch.

Special guests to the Carnegie Hall event included keynote speaker Sarah Jessica Parker, 2013 Alumni Achievement Award Honoree Zac Posen, Terrance Hayes, and Usher. There was also a video message from First Lady Michelle Obama.

Over 230,000 entries were submitted for judging in the Video Games category this year, with just over 1,800 were awarded with silver and gold medals. The Scholastic Art and Writing Awards were created to identify teenagers with exceptional creative talent and bring their remarkable work to a national audience.

Thanks to Scholastic for making sure Mrs. White and her student were able to attend the event.

Here are a few photos from their visit to New York City:

Congratulations to Matthew, Brittany and Diane!

(post written by Iba Dawson)

Monday, June 3, 2013

This is Clayton posting for "My Most 'Favorite' Thing" and here it is:
"Back in my days as a Globaloria student, all we had was Adobe Flash and a dream, but now Globaloria has expanded beyond the world of Flash, and into the world of 3d gaming. Students at Preston High have an opportunity to be apart of a 3d beta class in which they use Unity instead of Flash. Zach B. documents his experience in this program in his blog found here http://zacharyb6960.blogspot.com/?m=1"

Tuesday, April 30, 2013

As the year heats up, so does the blogging. GirumeT from Oak Grove High School shares the experience of creating a Globaloria game and their blogger account. They describe every detail of the game in progress through blogging and answering questions. You can read said blog here:

Road to a Healthy Life

Check out Smarty of EACPA, Texas! Smarty has created a well drawn and coded Hidden Object game called a Road to a Healthy Life! I am impressed, how about you?

Tuesday, April 23, 2013

Babies, Books, and Bagels! Oh My!

What do all these things have in common? Well I'm glad you asked! They're all part of different hidden object games made by the students at The Young Women's Leadership School in New York. Keep up the good work ladies :)

Check out their games here:

Friday, April 12, 2013

History Hidden Object Game

Overfelt High School in California are coming along nicely. Check out Ciomarar12's hidden object game about the French Revolution, she's has finished the most in her class so far! :)

Thursday, April 11, 2013

Wiki Champion

User Ianm623 from capital high school has edited the wiki enough times to become a wiki champion. Congratulations to Ianm623 for doing something that I thought was impossible. You can find Ianm623's wiki here: http://www.myglife.org/usa/capital/index.php/User:Ianm623

Tuesday, April 9, 2013

The Dynamic Duo's Done Good!

"The Dynamic Duo" from Logan Middle School in West Virginia has started off strong on their team page. They have a solid paper prototype and have even posted their Game Facts and Game Ideas. I can't wait to see what their page looks like when they're finished! Keep up the good work :)

Saturday, March 23, 2013

3d Beta at PCHS

Back in my days as a Globaloria student, all we had was Adobe Flash and a dream, but now Globaloria has expanded beyond the world of Flash, and into the world of 3d gaming. Students at Preston High have an opportunity to be apart of a 3d beta class in which they use Unity instead of Flash. Zach B. documents his experience in this program in his blog found here http://zacharyb6960.blogspot.com/?m=1

Friday, March 22, 2013

Socialize on Your Social Profile!

We may not use our Social Profiles a lot while working through the curriculum but don't forget about them! Fill yours out and brag a little, comment on others and complement or give feed back on games. Check out Caseymgw_2011 from George Washington High School, who has a great example of how to take advantage of your Social Profile.

Thursday, March 14, 2013

Calling All Globaloria Alumni!

Lindsey here, your fellow Globaloria Alumni and Intern! I would like to inform all of you about our Facebook Group where everyone can discuss their experiences and share other Globaloria related information. If you are interested, check out the group here at Globaloria Alumni Facebook Group, and request to join! Tell your classmates about us too! Thanks!

Pick It Up

Brittanya5925 at Tygarts Valley High School has made an amazing hidden object game!  The art work in the game is very detailed and well done.  The game's name is Pick It Up.  The goal of the game is to teach people about the importance of recycling.  Check out Pick It Up and see if you can save the world.

Tuesday, March 12, 2013

AdVENTURE STEM Knows Team Work!

AdVenture STEM in California are working on their Team Pages! Check out team Fat Unicorns to learn about what game they are creating. Has your class started making your team games? Do you have a cool and unique team name? Let us know and maybe you'll be featured on Globaloria Spotlight.

Tuesday, March 5, 2013

Don't Forget to Blog!

Tyler5335 of Buffalo High School, WV is doing a good job getting through the Game Design I curriculum and completing all of the blogging assignments. Don't forget that blogging is important so you can really reflect on what you have done and recognize your progress. You'll also improve your composition, grammar, and media skills, but remember to have fun while your at it! Check out Tyler's blog here.

Thursday, February 21, 2013

Want to Learn About the Animal Cell?

Cezarg4825 at Overfelt High School in California has created a great Hidden Object game that helps players learn about all the parts of the animal cell. Check it out for yourself and explore the other Hidden Object games that Cezarg4825's classmates have made.

Friday, February 8, 2013

Christopher School, CA

Briannar_cs2012 is really taking advantage of her resources on the Globaloria Wiki to personalize her User Page. It's very colorful and has a lot of pictures, videos, and flashes that she made for fun. Check out her page and maybe you can get some ideas to jazz up your page a little more!

Tuesday, February 5, 2013

Check Out Joshm_29!

Sandy River Middle School has a motivated student on their hands! Joshm_29, a 7th grader in Mr. Addair's class, is ahead in the class. He has completed almost ALL of his Projects Page and is coming along his on Team Page. Go check out his team's game The Mummy and strive to complete your assignments as much as Josh has! Have fun creating your games, everyone!

Monday, February 4, 2013

Don't Forget to Read About Don't Forget to Play

I remembered not to forget to play "Don't Forget to Play" today. This game was made by Shelby from Santa Teresa High School in California. In this game, players are asked to distinguish the differences between Bacterial Diseases and Viruses. This game incorporates clever code to have the player click on the different pictures and displaying if the choice was correct or incorrect. You can check out the game here.

Wednesday, January 23, 2013


AbigailB of Tygart Valley Middle School has an awesome hidden objects game with a very cute art style. She even implemented a timer! You can check it out on her projects page at this link.

Wednesday, January 16, 2013

Decker Middle School

Decker Middle School of Texas are making their way through the Globaloria curriculum. Geekygurl247 has done pretty well on her Projects Page and is working on her Hidden Objects Game. Have you completed yours yet? What did you make your game about? Let us know!

Friday, January 4, 2013

The Game Creations Have Begun

The Spring semester has just begun and for the year long Globaloria classes, they are bringing in the new year by starting to create their games that they will submit into the 2013 Globey Awards competition in the pursuit to win some cool prizes, and the title as the 1st place winner! At Greenbrier East High School, the team The Globaloria Crew (great name, right?) is coming along nicely with their Team Page. So far they have completed the most in their class and have some great examples. How is your team page going? Can't wait to see rough drafts of everyones games soon!

Thursday, January 3, 2013


SydneyC from Philip Barbour High School has created a game for the 2012-2013 Civics competition. This game, called: Find Objects From the Bill of Rights, this game is a great example of how code can be implemented to remove objects from a game upon clicking. This game is fantastic, and has already been entered into the competition. http://www.myglife.org/usa/pbhs/index.php/Special:GlobaloriaGameGallery/26?type=project