BAFTA Young Game Designers

The BAFTA Young Game Designers competition has launched again, but this time there is a slight difference. Previously students could only enter a design plan for a game (Game Concept Award), but this year there is a second competition that also allows students to actually develop their own game and enter it (Game-Making Award).

Students can enter as a team or three, as a pair or on their own. They can use a variety of different software packages to create their game. Acceptable file formats include Scratch (.sb), Kodu (.kodu) Windows Executable (.exe – this includes files created using GameMaker), MissionMaker (.mission), Flash (.swf), Algodoo(.phz), Java (.java), Unity (.unity3d)and HTML (.html). The only downside is that there only appears to be one entry category so younger students will have to compete with older ones.

If you have students who are keen to enter their own game, the website contains very useful information and tutorials to help them. There are also a number of workshops taking place in the summer.

The entry deadline is October 22nd 2012.

BAFTA Young Game Designers

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