Australian STEM Video Game Challenge

Is your kid a wiz with computers? Are they cunning and creative? Think they might have the next Mario, Angry Birds or Halo in them? If so, the Australian STEM Video Game Challenge might just be their big break!

The STEM Video Game Challenge is a contest open to Australian students in Years 5 to 12. Entrants are encouraged to design, build and submit an original educational video game with STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics) content.

Is your kid a wiz with computers? Are they cunning and creative? Think they might have the next Mario, Angry Birds or Halo in them? If so, the Australian STEM Video Game Challenge might just be their big break!

The STEM Video Game Challenge is a contest open to Australian students in Years 5 to 12. Entrants are encouraged to design, build and submit an original educational video game with STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics) content.

The contest is split into six entrance categories. Students are encouraged to use freely available game development environments, such as Game Maker or Kodu. To enter an advance category, students must use Unity, a popular cross-platform game engine used by many popular iOS and Android games. Games developed with Unity include Temple Run 2, Hearthstone: Heroes of Warcraft, and Bad Piggies.

Categories are as follows:

Students in Year 5-8

  • Playable game (groups)
  • Playable game (individual)

Students in Year 9-12

  • Playable game (groups)
  • Playable game (individual)
  • Playable game (groups) – Advanced
  • Playable game (individual) – Advanced

Individual prizes are yet to be confirm, but each prize winner's school will receive a $1000 donation. Entries must be submitted by the 30th of September. Entry is free.

For more information, visit the Australian STEM Video Game Challenge homepage.

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