Green gamers vie for national prize

Two students’ green game

Two Chico State video-game whizzes are hoping a game they created in a class will take home the top prize in the National STEM Video Game Challenge, a competition that’s part of President Obama’s initiative to promote education in the areas of science, technology, engineering and math, according to a university press release.

Students Ken Anderson and Kurt Feudale created the game Green World in a video-game development-and-production class in 2009. The game lets players build their own city using green principles, such as low pollution, renewable energy and green building.

Last year, the game earned the pair a spot in the top 150 entries for Microsoft’s International Imagine Cup, a student technology competition. To vote for the STEM challenge, visit and click on the orange “Applaud This” button. Voting ends Feb. 25.