Sector67 is proud to have collaborated with Sherman Middle School, iona and wuntusk to create the first ever Sherman Arcade Extravaganza.
Over 100 Sherman Middle School students participated, spending months on their arcade game creations made of string, cardboard and a wide array of different materials. Students displayed their games to family and peers, which took place in the Sherman gymnasium.
The inspiration for the event came from the short documentary film Caine’s Arcade, which tells the story of Caine Monroy, a nine-year-old who cleverly crafted a working arcade out of cardboard boxes and everyday materials. The film accumulated seven million hits in five days, prompting organizations and groups all over the world, like Sherman Middle School, to create their own DIY arcades.
Sherman Middle School Principal Michael Hernandez was thoroughly impressed by the creativity and initiative shown by his students.
“I’ve received video from from parents showing the amazing things their kids have built at home, literally taking over their living rooms. The ingenuity our kids have displayed is an inspiration to all of us,” Hernandez said.
The event took place on April 11th.
Wuntusk founder Monty Schmidt put together a video of the event, found here.