2017 SPARK Game Jam Winners


Best Overall Game

The Trimontality

Noah Hancock, Grant Milner, and Josh Peterson
“Gilbert Clean Up”
Basha High School, sponsored by Ed Beickman

The Trimontality


“Model Citizen” Award – Best Gilbert Game

Coding Tigers, Claws of Fury

Elijah Robinson Green and Liam O’Gorman
“All or Nothing!!!!”
Gilbert Junior High School, sponsored by Kelly McGuire

Coding Tigers, Claws of Fury


Best Technical Game

New Conglomerate

Shawn Deason, Alex Hollar, and Alberto Navarro
“Saving Gilbert”
Valley Vista High School, sponsored by Melinda Holder

Coding Tigers, Claws of Fury


Best Visual Design

Dragon Rage

Brad Lamoureaux, Parker Briggs, and Adam Butler
“Clean Gilbert”
Mesquite High School, sponsored by Thomas Mihalchick

Coding Tigers, Claws of Fury


Best Game Design

Spaghetti Code

Jake Gonsalvez and Jon Gonsalvez
“Canal Cleanup”
Basha High School, sponsored by Ed Beickman

Coding Tigers, Claws of Fury


Previous Winners

2016 SPARK Game Jam Advanced


Best Overall Project

MMS

Sandon Harper, Mary Sullivan, and Moses Hansen

Basha High School, sponsored by Ed Beickman


Model Citizen Award

String beans;

Kurt Vashaw and Robert O’Connor

Campo Verde High School, sponsored by Donna Luse


Best Technical Project

The Pixel Knights

Elizabeth Dieringer, Dorian Waite, and Amanda Thomas
“Water Rocket”
Desert Ridge High School, sponsored by Robert Brandl


Best Technical Project (Runner-Up)

Ghost

Giuse Nguyen, Samson Phan, and Damien Smith
“Influence of a Dark Room”
Chandler High School, sponsored by Carmen Shugert


2016 SPARK Game Jam Winners


Best Overall Game

The Pixel Knights

Dorian Waite, Elizabeth Dieringer, and Jason Deguzman
“Apocalypse”
Desert Ridge High School, sponsored by Robert Brandl

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Play This Project


“Model Citizen” Award – Best Gilbert Game

The Malignant Math Mass

Hal Carrigan, Jacob Fredette-Roman, and Jacob Gonsalves
“Mayhem in Gilbert”
Basha High School, sponsored by Ed Beickman
Play This Project


Best Technical Game

Bloodbath and Beyond

Mathew Whiting and Gianni Consiglio
“Finding Gilbert”
Desert Ridge High School, sponsored by Robert Brandl
Play This Project


Best Visual Design

Developer Bros.

Stephen Rains, Kevin Meyers, and David Newell
“Over Growth”
Foothills Academy, sponsored by Larry Balog
Play This Project


Best Game Design

Huo Tu Dou

Nathan Eliason, Colby Peterson, and Zac Rauschenberger
“Flash Point”
Basha High School, sponsored by Ed Beickman
Play This Project


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2015 SPARK App League Winners

Devynn O’Donnell and Ryan Kundrata
Foothills Academy College Prep

Our latest SPARK App League event brought over 250 students from all across Arizona to compete for 10 weeks to create a tourism app for the “Discover Gilbert” campaign.  These students attended the event at ASU’s Polytechnic campus while others attended remotely via Google Hangouts.

In the end, the overall winners were a team from Foothills Academy College Prep. Team members Brendan Saliba, Devynn O’Donnell and Ryan Kundrata participated in the competition as part of their school’s tech club.

“I was not expecting to meet someone from Google so it really inspired me to do more competitions like this,” said Kundrata, “and hopefully work for Apple or Google or somewhere in Silicon Valley.”

As the competition continues to grow, teachers are incorporating it into their curriculums and after-school clubs. Larry Balog, tech club sponsor at Foothills Academy, says they will definitely participate again next year.

“I just can’t thank them enough because the students get the exposure and it’s a great experience,” he said.

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