OTRONICON brings together the entertaining world of consumer video games with a behind-the-scenes view of the art, technology and science that form the foundation and the future of both the videogame and simulation industries. Families and individuals of all ages will have a tremendous range of places and opportunities to explore.
Who said video games are just for kids? Live out your childhood dreams behind the wheel of a racing car or in the cockpit of a fighter jet in one of our state of the art simulators. Or crank up your favorite classic rock hits on a customized Rock Band stage. Oh, and don’t worry, there’s stuff for the kids too!
Are you good? Really good? Good enough to face off on some of your favorite games in person? At Otronicon, you can test your skills on more than 100 gaming stations in a variety of competition formats.
Otronicon offers interactive worshops uniquely designed for middle and high school students to explore the world of gaming technology. Students can work with industry-based tools for simulation and game design.
15 December 2010
Posted in Digital Horizons
Through a variety of partnerships, Otronicon shows how interactive technology improves how we live, learn, work and play. Video games are a big part of that. Well, now the Science Center can say we have our own video game – Energize.
Energize players power a fictional city using a selection of energy sources like nuclear, solar, wind and fossil fuels. As they employ each of these energies they see the benefits and limitations of their selections. The goal of the game is to raise awareness about how to effectively utilize energy sources to help solve our energy problems and combat climate change.
The game was created in partnership between the Orlando Science Center and the University of Central Florida’s Florida Interactive Entertainment Academy and recently took first place in the student game category of the 2010 Serious Games Showcase & Challenge competition.
You can play the game at www.energizegame.com or right here in the Science Center’s lobby during Otronicon!