A $3,600 award will help student video game company encourage people to vote

Hoping to engage Sedgwick County voters, Quickdraw Studios — a video game and application company started by three current Wichita State students — will create a Wichita-specific interactive video game.

The Pacman-style game will be team-based, designed to liven up the experience of voting.

This is part of the Joy of Voting initiative started by Seattle-based Citizen University to address the trend of low voter turnout in local elections. In 2015, only 16 percent of registered voters turned out for the Sedgwick County elections.

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