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April MicroProject: The GIF-ing Tree


Every April we celebrate Earth Day, a time to show our appreciation for this great planet we all live on. This year, show our home just how much you care by making animated GIFs in celebration of Earth Day on April 22. Your challenge this month is to make a GIF dedicated to Earth Day! So GIF a gift to the our big blue planet!

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Climate Game Jam - Water!

Attention all aspiring game designers: the Climate Game Jam is coming soon! Young game creators from across the country will be competing for national recognition and a chance for their game to be showcased at the Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History! Want in on the action? All you need to do is create a game about our climate that focuses on the theme "water."

All experience levels are welcome. There are so many different categories to compete in! You can remix a Scratch game, build a game in Gamestar Mechanic or Unity, create a paper prototype, design a board or card game, and more! Sites across the country will be helping makers create their games and then film a two minute video pitching it - you only need to submit your two minute video to be considered for the showcase, not the actual game! Stay tuned to the Wire or to find a site near you.

Earlier this Fall two students from Halsey's Mouse Squad came in second place in the K-8 division for their Scratch game "Energy Farmer." This time it could be you!

We will be running a Climate Game Jam station at Mouse Maker Saturday on April 16th! Sign up here!

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Coordinators who are interested in running a site for the Climate Game Jam can submit your site here.

For more information about the Climate Game Jam email

Spring PlayTech Saturday is April 9th!

If you need more games in your life, you're in luck. PlayTech Saturday is happening on April 9th!

playtech spring 2016.png Parsons the New School for Design hosts PlayTech Saturday twice a year, and it's always amazing! This semester's PlayTech will take place on April 9th.

Register Here!

At PlayTech, you will:

  • Play brand-new video games, board games, card games, and more!
  • Tell game designers what YOU have to say about their games and how to make them better!
  • Learn more about studying game design and careers in game design!
  • Eat free pizza!!!


Register Here!

We'll see you there!

Mouse Squad is a program of Mouse. 55 Broad Street, 16th Floor, NY, NY 10004 646-574-6446,