Hi folks, this program begins its third year at the University of Winnipeg for this fall!
Read about the program here... http://pace.uwinnipegcourses.ca/serious-games-certificate
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Video game development program coming to University of Winnipeg
Friday, January 24th, 2014: Project Whitecard Studios Inc. announced today the upcoming release on Steam of the game “Starlite: Astronaut Rescue - Developed in Collaboration with NASA” for iPad, PC and Mac. The game will be available on Monday, January 27th, 2014.
In Starlite: Astronaut Rescue, players complete an imagined near-future Mars mission in which they must construct a habitat, craft tools and use advanced robots. With the help of a virtual crewmate, a mini-adventure soon turns into more than bargained for on the Red Planet.
Project Whitecard Studios signs for $750,000 from the Canada Media Fund!
Experimental game concept, “Starlite” to Thrill Mobile Adventurers
Winnipeg, Manitoba, November 13, 2013: Project Whitecard Studios Inc. excitedly delivers the news today that they have signed their contract with the Canada Media Fund for 750,000 dollars in funding for their game concept Starlite, a “thrilling adventure through the solar system, developed in conjunction with NASA.”
The Canadian Space Agency and Project Whitecard Inc. have won a prestigious Gold Medal in the 2013 International Serious Play Awards competition!
Reaching approximately 1 million elementary students this year, “Planting the Seed” simulates the experience of working on the International Space Station with the guidance of a virtual astronaut, Chris Hadfield. Students learn about the role of plants in biological life support systems by creating a virtual living wall inside the ISS.
August 14, 2012 – The Curiosity Rover landed on Mars on August 6th, 2012 and web surfers now have a chance to earn the first Starlite Digital Badge developed in partnership with NASA. By interacting with a brand-new type of 3D content, visitors will have a chance to join in the excitement by testing out a game that mimics some of the exciting new rover’s capabilities. Try out Curiosity’s ‘ChemCam’ laser, or drill for samples.
"Khal Shariff is a graduate of the Internet Systems Specialist Diploma program, or ISSD. He is currently the CEO of Project Whitecard Inc. and manages 10-12 individuals whose specialty is creating educational games, apps and websites.