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Teen Girls Will Create Games to Play on a Philadelphia Skyscraper

Teen Girls Will Create Games to Play on a Philadelphia Skyscraper

Photo: Drexel University The Big Game: It’s hoped that the chance to use a building-size display, as with this 2013 version of Tetris , will inspire teenage girl developers. Frank Lee has a vision: He pictures a girl looking up at a 29-story office tower in downtown Philadelphia, her face aglow as she watches LEDs across the building’s facade light up in clever patterns. He imagines the girl smiling proudly, because that facade is displaying a 29-story video game that she designed and programmed herself. Lee, cofounder of the game design department at Philadelphia’s Drexel University, has devised a literal way for girls to see the big impact they can have in the game industry. At press time, Lee was planning a December 2015 launch of the “world’s largest video game” contest for teenage girls in Philadelphia. In partnership with local education group TechGirlz and chapters ...

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