Nintendo Partners with SF Public Library for Mario Game Design Workshop

MEET YOUR MARIO: On March 30, children gathered at the San Francisco Public Library (SFPL) for a workshop on game design with officials from Nintendo. Using the Wii U game Super Mario Maker, children created and tested levels for each other, all while learning from a Nintendo Treehouse expert. The Verge reports that the game company reached out to SFPL in particular because of its digital makerspace, affectionately dubbed "The Mix."

Megan Anderson, Manager of Youth Centers at SFPL, told the Verge that "games like Super Mario Maker allow kids to take control of storytelling elements and game design and encourage them on the path from consumers to creators."

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