Monday, October 14, 2013

Three-Week Competition: Halloween Theme!

Today the GameDev Club is starting a competition! The challenge: try to make a game in just three weeks. And the theme for this competition is: Halloween.

This doesn't mean that your game has to be about Halloween; all it means is that your game has to tie to the Halloween in some way. For instance, you could make a game about candy, or maybe something about ghosts, or perhaps a game about Autumn. It's a pretty loose and open theme, as long as you can find a reasonable way to tie your game back to the theme.

There will be prizes for the winners, and we'll reveal what the prizes are once the competition has ended. Since the scope of the competition is so short, the main point of the competition is to just have fun trying to make a very small game, so try not to get too competitive!

So here are the rules of the competition:
  1. You may work in teams or you can work alone (teams of 2-3 recommended). Please fill out this form in order to register your team into the competition. You can enter the competition at any time before the final due date. If at some point you decide to change or add to your team mid-competition, just register again.
  2. You may make either a video game or a non-digital game, such as a board game, card game, or maybe even a sport?
  3. Final submissions are due on Monday, November 4th, 2013 at 11:59pm. We will post special instructions on how to submit your projects soon. Make sure you are on the gamedev club's mailing list in order to receive these updates.
  4. If you're making a non-digital game, then you need to submit your game to the officers by the club meeting on that Monday (so from 5:00pm to 6:00pm at ECE 105). If you can't make that time, then please contact the club officers to coordinate another time to drop off your game.
If you want to make your game for the club's OUYA console, you can click here to get started. The OUYA is an Android-based console, so you can develop for it using Java, and you can test it on your own computer. If you want to test it on the OUYA console, then please come to the IEEE room (room 105 of the Electrical and Computer Engineering building) and then ask for the IEEE officer in the room to take out the OUYA for you. If you have any questions about it, just ask a GameDev officer about it.

Good luck everyone!