Spelman Digital Moving Image Salon Receives $100K Grant to Develop Earth Conservation Video Game
[mpoverlay]Spelman College’s Digital Moving Image Salon was announced on Wednesday as one of 928 non-profits to receive funding from the National Endowment of the Arts. The DMIS, a 2012 HBCU Awards winner for Best Fine Arts Program, received $100,000 to develop a video game with a female superhero fighting for earth conservation.
To support HERadventure, a multi-episode, augmented reality computer game. Targeted to young women ages 18-25, HERadventure’s story focuses on a young female superhero sent to Earth to save her own planet from devastation because of climate change. The game will be designed to be accessible online, on mobile platforms, Facebook, and Twitter.
The DMIS was founded and is directed by acclaimed filmmaker Dr. Ayoka Chenzira. The grant is among the first in NEA’s history to be awarded for video game development.[/mpoverlay]