Hey, Gamers!

Have we got a challenge for you! I know you’ve all played games before, but did you know that making them can be just as much fun, if not more fun? Its actually not as hard as you might think. This is the 2014 first annual STEM design challenge for the southwest region. In this years challenge the theme is Ocean Conservation. Each division (Elementary, Middle, High school, and collegiate) will have a specific topic, relating to Ocean Conservation, that will be released on February 1st.

To get you started on making games, check out http://gamestarmechanic.com. For more freedom and advanced game features you can use other open source platforms:

Game Maker 8: http://www.yoyogames.com/gamemaker/studio

RPG Maker: http://www.rpgmakerweb.com/

Construct 2: https://www.scirra.com/construct2

Game Salad: http://gamesalad.com/

Unity: http://unity3d.com/

Unreal Development Kit: http://www.unrealengine.com/udk/

Scratch: http://scratch.mit.edu/projects/editor/?tip_bar=getStarted

Kodu: http://www.kodugamelab.com/

Be sure to check back for more information updates, events, and registration deadlines.

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Game Design Summit 2014 Sub-Categories have been Released!

The Game Design Summit Divisions will be determined by grade level (or age). The division categories are: Elementary School – Cleaning/Collecting Trash from the Oceans Middle School – Conserving Coral Reefs High School – Enforcing Ocean Wildlife Conservation Regulations College – Removing Oil from the Oceans/Preventing Oil spills Now is the time to start brainstorming, coming up with concept art, planing your look and
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Game Design Summit Rules

Participation Rules: The Game Design Summit has a few, basic ground rules.  Failure to abide by these rules could result in ineligibility for awards at the tournament or other consequences deemed necessary by judges, referees, and/or tournament organizers. Acceptable Game Platforms and/or software include: Free Platforms: Gamestar Mechanic Scratch Kodu RPG Maker Open Source Platforms: Unreal Development Kit (+Blender 3D models) Game Salad Unity
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Game Design Summit FAQ

What is the Game Design Summit? This is the first annual Southwest Regional Game Design competition, hosted by techJOYnT Education Foundation. Who is eligible to participate? The Game Design Summit is open only to individuals who: (a) are legal residents of Oklahoma, Texas, Arkansas, Louisiana, New Mexico, or Arizona; (b) are enrolled in Elementary, Middle, High school, or college in a school located in
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