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Waubonsee Student Places in International Video Game Design Contest

Waubonsee Community College student Kevin Nadro, of Geneva, recently took fourth place in the international “Got Game?” video game design competition, sponsored by gaming website clay.io.

Nadro spent a month designing and programming his game “Bleu et Rouge,” which can be played on both PCs and mobile devices. In it, players control a spaceship and try to earn points by strategically switching colors between blue and red and then shooting enemy crafts of the same color.

“I picked this style of game because I like the fast-paced action and the difficulty it brings,” Nadro said.

The game can be played at bleuetrouge.clay.io.

For the “Got Game?” contest, games were judged based on number of plays, user ratings and judges’ scoring. Nadro’s fourth place finish earned him a Nexus 7 tablet.

While at Waubonsee, Nadro has taken a variety of math and computer programming classes. This is the first game he has fully developed, but he’s ready for more. 

“Making games is what I want to do for a living,” he said. “I enjoy the challenge. The best part is coming up with an idea then following through with it.”

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