MHS students create video game


Marshalltown High School students Cody Songkhamdet, left, and Kyle Johnson give a presentation on the video game they created in their English class.

Two Marshalltown High School students ended their freshman year with a special presentation at the school on May 28. Cody Songkhamdet and Kyle Johnson presented to the class their work on creating a video game based on the classic play “Romeo and Juliet.”

Students in the English class taught by Jocelyn Frohwein had an assignment to create a project based on the Shakespeare piece and these two students decided to create a video game where the user can be Romeo searching for Juliet.

They utilized the website to produce the game and went through plenty of ups and downs before getting the game to look the way they wanted. Johnson said one main thing he learned was “don’t give up.”