Ever wanted to be in a game?

I’ve seen our educators do some really neat stuff, but this has got to be one at the top of the list!JROTC Class at Redstone

Earlier this month I had the chance to travel to Alabama and visit Redstone Arsenal with a JROTC class from Bob Jones High School. During our visit the students were able to immerse themselves in a myriad of simulators – including a full scale HMMWV (Humvee for those of us that don’t speak military) surrounded by three floor-to-ceiling screens and surround sound!

While there, the students learned from subject matter experts like Special Forces Lt. Col. Randy Zeegers and Chief Engineer, Mike Barnett, about what it takes to create three dimensional virtual environments, the courses of study that prepare you to create games, and how Soldiers use game technology to train for real-world situations.

And just last week, Kim Randall – DEN Account Manager for the West and DEN Star,Students don motion capture suits Diana Kenney, took a class to the America’s Army office in Emeryville, CA where the class donned motion capture suits and actually got to be put into a game!

And now everyone can share in their experience. On April 9, 2008 at 11am we’re going to be featuring the next webinar in our Discovery Connect Series – Discovery Connect America’s Army and Rise of the Video Games

What’s the tie in?

Recently the Discovery Channel released a series called The Rise of the Video Games. The America’s Army game was featured in one its episodes. During the webinar on April 9, 2008 we’re going to go behind the scenes and talk to the game designers and engineers who helped create one of the most popular online games today. We’ll also get the chance to talk with the students of those two classes and hear about their experiences!

Make sure that you register early to get a spot!

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