The Entertainment Software Association (ESA) and the Hispanic Heritage Foundation have announced the selection of the ESA Leaders on the Fast Track (LOFT) Video Game Innovation Fellows. The organizations have jointly selected twenty minority youths to each receive a grant to further their development of video games designed to solve social problems within their communities.
On December 4, the Fellows traveled to Washington, D.C. and presented their ideas to influencers and policymakers including Rep. Ben Ray Luján (D-NM) and White House Senior Advisor for Digital Media Mark DeLoura.
The Fellows were selected based on their games’ vision, creativity, and potential to impact their community, according to the ESA. The winning games included a Greek mythological adventure that teaches children about math; a game about a hero who fights his way through SAT vocabulary words; and an app that teaches children how to write by exploring music lyrics and Twitter content.
For more information on the program, visit www.LOFTinnovation.org.