Contest Details

For details for our Fall 2017 contest, scroll down below the list of past contests.

For results from past contests, use these links:

2009 contest winners
2010 contest results
2011 contest results
Spring 2012 contest results
Fall 2012 contest results
Fall 2013 contest results
Fall 2014 contest results
Fall 2016 contest results

Fall 2017 Contest

The below schedule applies to the sessions being held at Muskingum University. If your school is a GamesByTeens Partner, your sessions and deadline may be different. The awards ceremony is the same for everyone, though.

Where: Muskingum University
When: September 30th, October 7th, October 14th, Awards Ceremony October 28th
Times: 9am to noon for learning sessions, 10 am for Awards Ceremony
Cost: $25 per contestant

Contestants can range from middle to high school age (generally 12 to 18 years old). Each contestant will be given four weeks to complete a video game based on a theme we will announce at the first session. We use the Game Maker program, which allows anyone to create a video game, even if you have not done any programming before.

To register, use the Register link above. To ask questions about the contest, use the Questions? link above.

Judging Categories

Each game will be judged on each of the following categories:

Artistic Impression
Fun Factor
Adherence to Theme
Technical Achievement
Addicting Gameplay
Educational
Uniqueness
Strategy
Storyline
Use of Sound & Music
Professional Quality