This is a photo of the favorite video game of the teens at the Schaumburg Township Library right now. At our March Teen Tech Week lockin, we had this on a wall-sized screen for hours. Many staff also decided to play the Bon Jovi songs especially, and bad singing was heard from most of the adult staff...It's much better when the teens rock and sing.
We have a Game Design Group, and a Gamers Group, along with tournaments and special events like the lockin. All of these programs are designed by teens.
Role Playing Games are still popular on the terminals at the library too after school. Do any of you play Runescape? Teen Second Life? Sims? Did you play Animal Crossing or Webkins when you were younger? All are addictive (even for adults...). What is your favorite part of these games? Some of the teens at the library like building the houses or clothing for the Sims. Others like the relationships and building careers. Some like visiting with friends over the internet with characters. Role Playing is like a choose your own adventure book - you get to decide what happens to your character and what to do next. Writing a book is a total RPG for the author.
Zamora's Ultimate Challenge has characters who get a little too into gaming. Now is your chance to add to my mini RPG here. Back in the day, RPGs were all text. Hard to imagine, I know, but try to add what happens next in the comment here.
You are walking down the hallway at school, but no one is around. You hear a loud thump from the stage in the auditorium.
What happens next? I know my beginning isn't that creative, but you can fix it! You can add to my start, or add to the comments and keep the story going.
This is fun to do with friends, too, especially if you are all into creative writing.
Schaumburg Twp. Dist. Library, IL