Former web/3-D design student Declin Lozano was recognized recently at the Oklahoma Department of Career and Technology Education in Stillwater for placing first in the National SkillsUSA Competition.
Lozano represented Eastern Oklahoma County Technology Center when he competed in the Interactive Application and Game Design division for post-secondary students in June 2019, in Louisville, Kentucky. Students were required to create a game demo that successfully implemented problem-solving within the game while also describing the design process of the game.
Lozano designed a game that was sound based, where he could focus on the player being able to interact with the environment.
“My game was a horror game where the character had to sneak around the environment as a creature roams around, and you could make sound by throwing objects and interacting with the environment.”
As an avid gamer himself, Lozano said he thought making a game that allowed the player to interact with the environment would be a good idea.
Lozano is now attending Rose State College and plans on starting the Game Design program at Oklahoma City University in the future.
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