Oregon schools use video game design to boost student enrollment, interest

Christopher Hernandez created a video game out of paper. He drew characters, painstakingly cut them out, then arranged them on his bedroom floor for his younger brother to pretend to play.

He didn't have a computer. He had never heard of someone making a living as a video-game designer.

A little more than a decade later, he is in a college classroom, showing off a game he spent two years making. It's "Yoshi's Isle, Sonic Style" - a combination of two popular games from the 1990s.

"Now, my dream job can come true," he says.

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