The WSPTA//Game Development Competition is a Washington State PTA STEM-based program that supports student success for students in grades 9-12. The purpose is to provide an opportunity for students to use their creative talents by expressing themselves, either individually or in teams, by creating a computer game.
Students must participate through a local PTA/PTSA in good standing. Parent groups not affiliated with WSPTA are not eligible to sponsor this program. It is the responsibility of the local PTA/PTSA to determine each student's eligibility in the program. A student/team may develop an entry in or outside of school.
Students in grades 9-12 may participate individually or in teams. Teams are encouraged and may have up to six members of multiple grades. A PTA may have an unlimited number of teams.
Intent to Submit application due January 9, 2017
Submissions due March 15, 2017
Individuals on teams selected for each category may receive awards of $50 or more. Specifics will be revealed closer to end date.
Teams will register directly with WSPTA. Students will upload their submission directly to the state level for judging. There is no fee for participation.
Participants may choose a game engine that fits their needs/skills the best as long as it is playable on one of the required platforms. All terms and conditions of the chosen game engine shall be read and understood by the participant being sure to follow any restrictions laid out by the license agreement of the program. Ensure that you can deploy a usable demo that does not require development tools to be installed.
General Rules for Participation
WSPTA//Game Development Program flier
- Game of the Year
- Art and Animation
- Game Design
- Programming (Code)
- Audio Design
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