video games

Erica Holcomb

Periareion. It’s an astronomical term meaning “the closest approach to Mars.” It’s also a computer game where users try to establish a realistic virtual colony on the red planet.

A scene from the game Lilly Looking Through
Geeta Games

Many kids, and some adults, dream of making video games for a living. But very few of us know what it takes to create these little worlds.

On Saturday, the Kalamazoo Valley Museum will host a Gaming and Animation Festival where anyone can be an animator for a day.