Microsoft and Space Jam: a new legacy are coming together in an epic partnership ahead of the film’s 2021 release. To celebrate the new film, Xbox, Bugs Bunny and LeBron James are teaming up to help YOU create an original arcade-style video game inspired by the new film.
Just announced on social media, we’re on the hunt for the best fan-submitted video game ideas – the more loonie the better! From December 14 to 30, fans aged 14 and over will be able to submit game ideas that they believe will be a slam dunk in the official contest. website. All you have to do is review the Official Rules, select the genre of game you want using a keyframe, and describe your game idea in less than 500 words.
Two lucky winners will see their ideas materialized in the Space Jam: a new legacy Arcade-style video game, available as a final perk for Xbox Game Pass Ultimate members in 2021. Winners will also receive the following prizes: their names appearing in in-game credits; an exclusive winner’s prize with signed and authenticated LeBron James memorabilia, Space Jam: a new legacy Nike VIP products and packs, and a personalized Xbox Series S console; a private screening of the film with friends and family; and a virtual Microsoft coding workshop for their local community.
To help coders of all ages jump-start their creativity, Microsoft Stores are free and one-of-a-kind hosting Space Jam: a new legacy– thematic virtual workshops on the creation of video games. Students will build a playable prototype of a video game using block coding on the MakeCode Arcade platform, while learning the professional skills and STEAM careers involved in game design.
Thematic coding workshops are available online at aka.ms/SJANLcoding. You can also find additional resources and other free workshops that teach new skills and keep kids entertained this season.microsoft.com student virtual workshop page.
In addition, there are two Microsoft Learn courses targeting more experienced coders, older teens, high school and high school seniors and adults who focus on how to use player stats to help a coach make real-time decisions in the middle of a game. In the first lesson, you can predict efficiency ratings with machine learning andVisual Studio code,using data from human basketball players and Tune Squad. The second lesson includes building a web application that uses additional real-time machine learning models to help a trainer decide who needs a break in the water and who needs to be put in the game to get the best chances of winning. Think you have what it takes to lead a dream team?
LeBron James and his co-stars Don Cheadle and Cedric Joe will help introduce Microsoft Store and Learn with short videos emphasizing the power of computing and coding. In the film, Joe plays James’s son, Dom, who dreams of becoming a video game developer.
We are delighted to unite with Space Jam: a new legacy to support computer science education. Our video game competition along with coding workshops and lessons align with the larger skills initiative, which aims to help 25 million people –including those from under-represented populations—Acquire new digital skills and apply them to their passions.
Microsoft and Warner Bros. have more interesting news to share in the coming months ahead of the official release of Space Jam: a new legacy movie and video game in 2021.