There is no Schools Game Design Competition in 2016. See below for information on our past successes and future plans!
The Game Design Competition
The Games Britannia game design competition ran from 2012-2015, and inspired hundreds of schoolchildren from KS2-KS5 to create their own new designs for classic videogames. Each year around 6 qualifying teams were invited to take part in an exciting ‘game jam’ event at the Games Britannia festival where students from Sheffield Hallam University (SHU) helped pupils to create prototypes of their games in an exhilarating and rewarding day. These prototypes were judged by a panel of industry experts, who choose which game went on each year to win the grand prize of having their prototype turned into a published game by SHU’s Steel Minions game studio!
Much as we enjoyed running the game design competition over the years, the introduction of Computer Science (and programming) into the schools curriculum has provided the potential for new opportunities which can engage students in developing their own games (rather than relying on us to do it for them!). This year we are trialling a new "holiday school" approach to this kind of activity with some new partners and, all being well we would hope to be able to offer a new competition to local schoolchildren in 2017.