Competition of the Month – BAFTA Young Game Designers 2012
A fantastic opportunity for students between the age of 11-16 to make their mark in the Gaming Design industry, a vibrant and fast growing sector of the UK economy.
With over £2 billion in global sales, the UK’s video games sector is bigger than either its film or music industries. This BAFTA competition seeks to introduce the career opportunities and skills development offered by the video games industry, and encourage secondary school pupils to get involved.
Pupils can enter either as an individual, as a pair or in a team of three. There are two separate competitions to enter:
- Game Concept Award – Pupils write & illustrate their idea for a game, which are judged on game-play, creativity and suitability for the chosen platform. A 3 step guide to designing the concept is provided, offering tips on organising a team, writing the story and marketing the final concept.
- Game Making Award – Pupils produce a game of their own. A range of guides are available to help your pupils get started, providing tutorials on topics such as the physics of games engines, how to create 3D games and the types of games making software available online.
There are a range of lesson plans and worksheets to support the competition designed for use in the classroom, to be found along with information for parents and teachers.
The winners are announced as part of the British Academy Children’s Awards in London in November 2012. Make sure you let us know if anyone from you school enters