Prizes up for grabs for budding computer games developers

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The Isle of Man Code Club is running a competition for budding computer game developers.

It is inviting anyone with the skills to create a game using the online Scratch platform to enter one of their creations – and be in the running for some top prizes.

The club has been running since mid-March and welcomes youngsters each Saturday, between 4pm and 6pm to The Forum on Mount Havelock in Douglas, to take part in a series of projects and learn the secrets behind coding, the language of computers.

The first series of sessions, focussing on’s Beginner Scratch series, has recently come to an end, which led the club to set up the competition with the help of the Isle of Man branch of the British Computer Society.

To register for the competition, email Code Club organiser Owen Cutajar on with your name, Code Club membership number (if available) and the link to your project.

Owen said: ‘We will monitor the feedback to each of the projects all the way up to midnight on Friday, June 27, when the three finalists will be selected.

‘These three projects will be presented at our Code Club session the following day (June 28), when the prizes will be awarded.’

The BCS (IoM) has provided the prizes, which include a Toshiba Satellite C55 laptop for the winner and a pair of Rasperry Pi starter bundles for the runners up.

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