National STEM Video Game Challenge

Ages:Middle School, High School

Type:Submission

Categories:Coding & Computer Science, STEM

Scope:National

This competition has not yet posted any deadlines.

The STEM Video Game Challenge is open to middle school and high school students in the U.S. in grades five through twelve. Students may enter as individuals or as teams of up to four members. Entries can be created using any game creation platform such as Gamestar Mechanic, Unity, GameMaker, and Scratch or as a written game design document. The deadline to submit entries is May 1, 2017. Each winner will receive a cash prize of $1,000, as well as exposure on the STEM Challenge website, mentoring from game industry professionals, and access to an online community of peers.

Submit original, playable video games and game design documents.

The STEM Challenge is a game design competition, and so our judges evaluate games based on three criteria, which are equally weighted in the judging process:
  • engaging game-play: the extent to which the game keeps players fully engaged.
  • innovative/creative vision: the uniqueness of the game concept.
  • well-balanced game play: clarity of game play goals, balance of challenges and rewards, and feedback to the player.
For the Games for Change Prize, games also will be evaluated on the criteria of game-play, creativity, and content.
This competition has not yet listed it's awards.

Website: http://stemchallenge.org/

Managing Organization: E-Line Media & Joan Ganz Cooney Center

Contact:

christa.avampato@sesame.org

Entry Fee:

This competition is open to students in Middle School, High School.

This competition has not yet posted any deadlines.

Overview

The STEM Video Game Challenge is open to middle school and high school students in the U.S. in grades five through twelve. Students may enter as individuals or as teams of up to four members. Entries can be created using any game creation platform such as Gamestar Mechanic, Unity, GameMaker, and Scratch or as a written game design document. The deadline to submit entries is May 1, 2017. Each winner will receive a cash prize of $1,000, as well as exposure on the STEM Challenge website, mentoring from game industry professionals, and access to an online community of peers.

Process

Submit original, playable video games and game design documents.

Criteria

The STEM Challenge is a game design competition, and so our judges evaluate games based on three criteria, which are equally weighted in the judging process:
  • engaging game-play: the extent to which the game keeps players fully engaged.
  • innovative/creative vision: the uniqueness of the game concept.
  • well-balanced game play: clarity of game play goals, balance of challenges and rewards, and feedback to the player.
For the Games for Change Prize, games also will be evaluated on the criteria of game-play, creativity, and content.

Awards

This competition has not yet listed it's awards.

Participate

Website: http://stemchallenge.org/

Managing Organization: E-Line Media & Joan Ganz Cooney Center

Contact:

christa.avampato@sesame.org

Entry Fee:

This competition is open to students in Middle School, High School.

Deadlines

This competition has not yet posted any deadlines.