Middle School Game Design
Middle School Due Dates
- March 17, 2017: Registration for Virtual Competition Submit
- April 3, 2017: Team Competition Summaries
- April 12, 2017: Game Design Submit
- April 12, 2017: Multimedia Submit
- April 12, 2017: RoboticsSubmit
- April 12, 2017: Microsoft PowerPoint Community Service Submit
- May 5, 2015: Winners for each Competition Announced
Requirement for each school
- A team registered by the HyperStream Teacher Champion/Advisor in 5th-8th grade
- Team Competition Summaries
- Community Service
- Best Team Name
- Best Team Logo
- We will be awarding 1st, 2nd and 3rd place winners for ALL award categories.
- There will be great prizes!!!
- Winning entries will be used for future promotion and training. Your submission gives HyperStream approval for your entries to be used for these purposes.
Middle School Game Design Competition
~~ GAME DESIGN – Alice 3.1 or Greater~~
The goal of this contest is for students to design a game that teaches users about being safe and secure with their PII (personally identifiable information). Your game should be a story with a “choose your own adventure” theme. Users should be able to make choices and see the positive or negative consequence of these choices.
- Best Overall Game
- Best Storyline
- Most Original Idea
- Best Animation Sequence
- Best Use of Sound
- Best Code Quality
- All games must be developed in Alice 3.1 or greater.
- Participants must compete as a team.
- Team sizes are limited to 3-4 students each.
- HyperStream Clubs may submit up to 3 games for the statewide competition.
- If you are a larger club with lots of game design involvement, it is encouraged to have a club contest to identify the top 3 games for this state competition.
- Each game submitted will be considered for all award categories. (see below)
- The Team Submission Summary Form must accompany your entry.
HyperStream Feedback – Part of Judging Criteria
Participants are to provide feedback on their HyperStream game design experience. This will be part of the judging criteria. Please provide this in a Word or pdf format.
- What do you like about working on game design projects?
- What do you like about using the Alice software?
- What do you not like about the Alice software?
- What are the key things you learned from working on this contest entry?
Game Design – Judging Criteria for Best Overall STEM Game
Sound and Animation (20%)
Game Design (20%)
- Scene design
- Collision detection
- Camera manipulation
- Key/mouse bindings
- User input
Code Quality/Technical Merit (20%)
- Code is broken up into smaller methods
- Inheritance is utilized
- Descriptive variable and method names
- Comments used when needed
- Game Instructions
- Project Description
- HyperStream Feedback
Creative Component (20%)
- Incorporates other fields of math, science, or technology, such as:
- Computer science algorithms
- Documentation as HTML
- Physics (acceleration, collision, gravity)
- Advanced components
- Custom 3d models/textures
- Development process documentation/tool-utilization
- Team collaboration
- Version control
- Feature Backlog
- Concept Art
- Custom Sound/Video
Be sure to submit your Team Competition Summaries.