Introducing MCPT’s first-ever game jam!

A game jam is an event where teams create video games and pitch them for the chance to win monetary prizes! It’s a great opportunity to create something cool, and learn a thing or two! We’ll be running many workshops and fun activities throughout the competition.

The competition will run from December 27th to December 31st.

Register in up to teams of 4 by December 26th, 11:59 p.m via https://mcpt.ca/gamejam

Requirements

In order to be eligible for submission, you MUST be a William Lyon Mackenzie student who has signed up using the above form.

Please submit your project to this website before 12:00 PM December 31st, 2021 along with an offline presentation of your choice to boost your pitch! Although a video demonstration is strongly encouraged, other types of presentations, such as a Powerpoint or a Web Page are allowed. Note that there will be no live pitching.

A big part of the Holiday Game Jam is about creativity, ideas, and learning, so even if you didn't get to create a fully working project in time, that's okay! 

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Prizes

$100 in prizes

Best Overall Game

The best overall hack based on our judging criteria. The winning team will receive $50 worth of Amazon gift cards, split between winning team members.

Most Replayable Game

This is a category prize for the team that is able to create the best game that can be played over and over again. The winning team will receive $20 worth of Amazon gift cards, split between winning team members.

Most User Friendly Game

This is a category prize for the team that is able to create the most user-friendly game with a clear, easy-to-use UI. The winning team will receive $20 worth of Amazon gift cards, split between winning team members.

Best Gamer

The individual with the greatest summative of points (Game Series + Game Jam Minigames) will win $10 worth of Discord Nitro.

Devpost Achievements

Submitting to this hackathon could earn you:

Judges

Ben Zeng
Vice President of Learning (MCPT)

Ronald You
Vice President of Learning (MCPT)

Justin Lu
Vice President of Communications (MCPT)

Jimmy Liu
Executive of Learning (MCPT)

Jeremy Liang

Jeremy Liang
Executive of Learning (MCPT)

Hazel Guo

Hazel Guo
Executive of Learning (MCPT)

Vlad Surdu
Executive of Learning (MCPT)

Judging Criteria

  • Graphic Design
    How decorative and/or visually appealing is your game?
  • Creativity
    How unique and interesting is your game?
  • Technical Complexity
    How many features does your game have? What programming concepts do they make use of?
  • Gameplay
    How fun is your game to play?
  • Pitch
    How well is your project pitch presented? (More information on pitches will be provided on https://learning.mcpt.ca/game-jam/!)

Questions? Email the hackathon manager

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