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High school students develop video games at Buffalo STEM event

The Queen City High School Game Jam attempts to inspire students to pursue careers in science, technology, engineering and math.

BUFFALO, N.Y. — Smart high school students came together Saturday to develop some video games.

This was all a part of the Queen City High School Game Jam at Buffalo Game Space, which is a local nonprofit that is dedicated to helping people create games. The event was fully funded by AT&T.

Their team of developers, musicians, artists and mentors helped the students build their games, and hopefully inspire them for careers in science, technology, engineering and math.

"Buffalo is in a real great need for developers, musicians, artists," said Arsenio Colon, a Buffalo Game Space board member. "And like, I don't think that's gonna stop any time soon. That need's just gonna increase year after year."

There also was an all-girls student team to help bridge the gender and diversity gap in the industry.

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