OTTUMWA— Ottumwa High School students in three iJag classes are creating arcade-type games as part of a class project. The games will be available to play during the October 15 Parent-Teacher Conference from 4-7 p.m.
Students are working in groups to meet the project objectives, including being functional, appearance, creativity, and level of difficulty. A blue print of their game is required. Games construction must consist of at least 50% cardboard. All other game components used will be justified during grading. Students will charge a nominal fee to the public to play the games.
Games will be located in room 273 in the vocational annex, according to Tina Walker, the OHS iJag Education Specialist. Other project components will include an entrepreneurial presentation by Brian Zigler from Indian Hills on October 8 and the opportunity to meet and talk to two game designers who will be in Ottumwa on October 6 for the grand opening of the International Video Game Hall of Fame Museum at Quincy Place Mall.