Month: October 2013

Youth Digital Students Win National STEM Challenge With Steampunk Platformer Etiquette Anarchy

October 1, 2013 — Durham, NC— Kevin Kopczynski and Henry Lewis Edwards, two of Youth Digital’s App Design students, designed and developed mobile game Etiquette Anarchy to the win the STEM National Game Design Challenge.

Etiquette Anarchy is a platform­-style game set in Victorian England. Players take on the role of a young gentleman, called Jacob, on his way to a society event. Jacob must hurry to get to the party on time, while avoiding all the dirt in the filthy London streets. Jacob creatively uses his umbrella to avoid dirty rainwater, float over mud puddles, and even avoid rats on the streets, because turning up late or arriving dirty just wouldn’t be proper Victorian etiquette!

The students worked on the app as part of a projects for Youth Digital’s classes in App Design, under the guidance of Youth Digital’s Justin Richards, and then continued the project in order to enter the STEM challenge. Etiquette Anarchy won the middle school team category in the National STEM Video Game Challenge.

“We’ve very proud of what our students have accomplished,” says Youth Digital’s founder and CEO, Justin Richards. “Henry and Kevin combined their App Design knowledge with a unique and well­researched game narrative to create an original game. A Victorian retro platformer, created by middle schoolers, really shows the wide creative potential for game development.”

The students needed to research Victorian history and culture, as well as design and develop their unique game.

Youth Digital was founded in 2010, and has since educated and encouraged over two thousand aspiring game designers through app and game design classes for students eight and up. Etiquette Anarchy is available on the App Store now, with an Android version in the works.

About Youth Digital
Youth Digital was founded in 2010 by Justin Richards, to educate and encourage the next generation of tech innovators through app and game design classes for students eight and up. Youth Digital offers online classes at Youth Today, students from around the world are enrolled in Youth Digital’s online classes in game development and app design.