Chance the Rapper lends hit ‘I Love You So Much’ to new video game — designed by CPS students

Chance the Rapper lends hit ‘I Love You So Much’ to new video game — designed by CPS students

Thanks to Chance the Rapper, there’s a new game in town.

On Monday, the Grammy-winning South Side native announced that “I Love You So Much,” his hit collaboration with DJ Khaled, is getting an official video game made by a group of Chicago Public School students. It’s reportedly the first time a platinum artist has ever attached an online game to a single instead of the traditional music video treatment.

        
        
        
        
        
        
        
        
        
        
        
        
        
        
        
        
        
        
        
        
        
        
        
        

“I’m so proud of Chicago Public School students — for their creativity, their work in learning to code and the community that made this happen,” said Chance, via a prerecorded message broadcast during a launch party event held Monday morning at the South Shore Cultural Center. The party was attended by 400 CPS students from seven South Side elementary and junior high schools who worked on the game.

The video game, called SuperMe, is actually a stitched-together version of pieces of games coded by students in a special hands-on coding workshop using a platform called Scratch, a free block-based coding platform for kids.

In SuperMe, you choose your hero (all CPS student self-portraits) and fly through Chicago’s cityscape — collecting as many hearts as you can in 30 seconds.

SuperMe can be played for free on Google’s Computer Science Education Week website.

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Published at Mon, 09 Dec 2019 18:07:08 +0000