Got Game Rules

2014 GOT GAME? Competition

Middle and high school students are invited to compete in the STEM Fuse 2014 Spring GOT GAME? Competition.
This is YOUR opportunity to showcase your game development talent.

Contest Details

  • This competition is open to students from 5th – 12th grades, competing in two divisions.
    Junior Division: 5th-8th Grades
    Senior Division: 9th-12th Grades
  • Games must be created using Game Maker Studio or Game Maker Lite. (The Studio version is
    available as a FREE download!) http://www.yoyogames.com/studio/download
  • The game must be original work by the student(s) submitting the entry into the competition.
  • There are no restrictions or rules regarding the type of game you build, the # of rooms, complexity, etc. We want
    to allow you to express your creativity with as few “rules & restrictions” as possible.
  • Only one game submission per student
  • No limit to the number of submissions from a single school
  • Students can work together to create a single game (All participating students names should be included in the
    submission)
  • STEM Fuse views and votes on every game entry, but those tabulations are not able to be sent to individual game designers or creators

Submission Process

Game submissions will be accepted through May 31, 2014 at 5:00 PM Central . We will not accept any late submissions.

Games must be submitted via the Stem Fuse Arcade Site (Go to http://arcade.stemfuse.com/ to sign up for a free account). Upload your game file (GMZ, GMK, or GM81 file types only). Once uploaded, your game will go through a short approval process, in which we will make sure that the game works. Then your game will be uploaded to the arcade site (as an executable file) to be played and receive votes. You may also copy the share link to share your game with your friends or social networks.

Games must include these things

  • The GMZ, GMK, or GM81 file
  • School Name
  • Teacher’s Name and Phone Number
  • Game file may not exceed 50 MB

*All participating student’s info must be included. Account e-mail addresses will be only used to notify winners and send
prizes.

Winning Criteria

The judges will be selecting a winner based on the following criteria:

  • Originality
  • Overall Game Design and Quality
  • Game Complexity
  • Enjoyment (how fun is your game?)
  • Voting on the STEM Fuse Arcade

Prize Information

The following prizes will be awarded for each division.

1st Place

Student(s) – $250 Best Buy Gift Card (to be split among all students who created the winning game)
School – FREE STEM Fuse course subscription of their choice (a $1499 value!)

2nd Place

Student(s) – $200 Best Buy Gift Card (to be split among all students who created the winning game)
School - FREE STEM Fuse course subscription of their choice (a $1499 value!)

3rd Place

Student(s) – $150 Best Buy Gift Card (to be split among all students who created the winning game)
School – FREE STEM Fuse course subscription of their choice (a $1499 value!)

Peoples Choice Award (Most Votes)

Student(s) - $150 Best Buy Gift Card (to be split among all students who created the winning game)
School – FREE STEM Fuse course subscription of their choice (a $1499 value!)

Announcement of Winners

  • Winners will be announced on Friday, June 6, 2014.
  • Winners will be notified and will receive their prizes via e-mail.
  • Winners will also be announced on our website and Facebook and Twitter. Plus the winning games will be posted on our website for all to play!

PLEASE NOTE: Only the student’s first name and last initial will be used in our announcements, along with the name of
their high school (i.e., Mike T. from Ford High School).

We have a chat system on our website as a service to quickly answer questions. Unfortunately, some students have abused the system by using inappropriate language and asking irrelevant questions. Please advise your students that we have a transcript of the chat session which includes the entire conversation, the school name and the IP address of the computer used. Any abuse of this system by students will result in immediate disqualification from our GOT GAME Competition for your entire school.

Questions

If you have any questions about the GOT GAME? Competition, e-mail customerservice@stemfuse.com.

About STEM Fuse

STEM Fuse is a curriculum development company that was founded for the purpose of increasing student’s interest &
excitement in STEM related fields.

We currently offer computer programming curricula that teach game design and mobile application development. These
semester-long courses appeal to students and provide a great way to teach programming skills, use of the engineering
cycle and math & physics concepts critical to game and mobile app development.

To learn more about STEM Fuse, go to www.stemfuse.com