Submissions for Game Innovation Challenge 2024


05/02/2024 @ 00:00
28/03/2024 @ 23:59
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Calling all aspiring game developers! We're super excited to announce the Games Innovation Challenge Sponsored by UNiDAYS, a games development competition for university and college students across the UK to test their skills and creativity.

Teams can be formed of students from different universities and colleges and also contain non-students. We also have a Games Innovation Challenge Discord channel to help you find teammates, which you can join here.

A full set of rules can be found on the Games Innovation Challenge submissions page.

We want to see the most innovative games you can come up with, but we’ll be judging them on the following categories which are awarded prizes.

  • First Place: Best overall game
  • Innovator Award: Best unique features
  • Gameplay Guru: Best gameplay 
  • Design Muse Award: Best visual and audio design
  • Technical Genius Award: Best programming and tech optimisation
  • Games with purpose: Best game that made a positive social impact
  • Commercial Gem: Best marketing plan

Prize breakdown:

  • First Place: £2,000
  • Innovator Award: £500
  • Gameplay Guru: £500   
  • Design Muse Award: £500
  • Technical Genius Award: £500
  • Games with purpose: £500
  • Commercial Gem: £500

Key Dates:

  • Submissions open: 29/01/2024
  • Submissions close: 28/03/2024

Find all relevant via the announcement article here.