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Games By Teens announces 2012 contest winners

Muskingum University’s Games By Teens competition has announced its winners for 2012.  The contest, now in its fifth year, challenges high-school age students to conceive, design and program an original video game over the course of four working sessions conducted at Muskingum with the help of expert computer programmers.  Each game is then judged on a broad range of categories.  In addition to the sponsorship provided by Muskingum, Games By Teens receives support from the Google Rise Awards.   

The following winners were named:
First place: Leon Hoos, of Ratingen, Germany, for Temple Escape.
Second Place:  Ryne Carletti, of Sheridan High School, for Time Of Spartans.
Third Place:  Julian Beetem, of New Concord, for Space Ambush.

The following received Honorable Mentions in various categories:
Best Use Of A Large Ship:  Adam Lyons of Cambridge.
Best Platform Game:  Alexis Hagan of Zanesville.
Most Unique Game:  Sam Carrel of Philo.
Best Use Of Time Travel: Aaron Taylor of Cambridge.
Best Survival Game:  Ronnie Cole of Zanesville.
Most Addicting Game, Bennett Van Horn of New Concord.
Best Use Of Multiple Ghosts:  Cameron Ward of Zanesville.

Judges for this year’s competition were:  Eddie Corlew, lead programmer at 1st  Playable Productions; Jonathan Meschino, designer/programmer for 1st Playable Productions; Jay Shaffstall, assistant professor of computer science, Muskingum University; Brad Barnes, assistant professor of computer science, Muskingum University; and Dave Burkhart, a computer technology teacher at Sheridan High School in Thornville.

For more information on this year’s contest and future competitions, log on to www.gamesbyteens.org.