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Gaming Festival 2018

Our first Gaming Festival takes place on the afternoon of the 2nd of July at the Innovation Centre. It’s open to subscriber schools who have premium services.

There will be a chance to hear from programmers working in the gaming industry, to submit games and artwork to our competition, judge the entries, watch the presentation and have some fun in our hands on gaming workshop.

We’d love as many schools as possible to submit games and artwork. You can see the categories and criteria below.

If you’d like to attend the day please can you fill in the form below?

Gaming Festival Entry

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We will provide entries for the following competitions.

  1. Best game.
  2. Best character design.
  3. Best game concept design.

Please note that we need all games and artwork to be submitted by the 22nd of June.

Please you indicate if your children all have permission to have photos and videos taken and used on our web site and social media.

 

Competition Categories and Criteria

Deadline for submitting entries is Friday the 22nd of June.

Best game.

Games can be created using any software as long as there is a coding element involved. For example, Scratch, Tickle, Kodu, Construct 2 would all be acceptable. 

Content must be suitable for a primary school audience.

Any genre including, platform, shooter, driving, simulators, story based sports, maze, puzzle and so on. Text based adventures and quizzes are also acceptable.

Games can be made by individuals or teams.

Games can be made at home or school.

All games must be created by pupils entering the competition and not by others or copied from online sources. In Scratch games cannot be remixes.

All art and sound work must be copyright free. Openclipart.org is a great source of copyright free images, Incompetech is a great source for copyright free music.

At present we are not limiting how many games schools can submit. We may have to shortlist the games if we have a large number.

Best Character Design

This can be created digitally using painting or drawing software. It can also be drawn by hand using traditional methods.

This should be accompanied by text to explain who this character is. This can be up to 200 words.

Content must be suitable for a primary school audience.

This must be an original character rather than one copied from an existing game.

This can be submitted digitally or by post.

This can be linked to a submitted game in the best game category but it does not need to be.

Best Game Concept Design

In this category pupils devise a concept for a game. This is presented in the form sleeve for a game box. This will consist of a game title, artwork and a synopsis describing the game. Click here for a DVD template for this design.

Content must be suitable for a primary school audience.

This must be an original character rather than one copied from an existing game.

This can be submitted digitally or by post

 

Logistics for the Day

The session will start at 1.00 p.m and finish at 3.15 p.m. You can bring four pupils to the event. There won't be any lunch provided but if you want to bring packed lunches, arrive earlier and eat them that's fine. There will be a short drinks break in the afternoon. If you need a risk assessment for the centre it can be found here. Please get in touch with us if you have any further questions.