Imagine Cup 2013 Games Finalists Announced

So! The moment has arrived! The teams selected for the Worldwide Finals in Russia have been announced. Here’s the list: Team UMA, Angola – Don’t Fret Zeppelin Studio, Austria – Schein WickedGames, Czech Republic – reSOUND Banzai Lightning, France – SEED Seven Worlds, France – Kameon Solite Studio, Indonesia – Save the Hamsters PsyTrack, Puerto…

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Quick Coaching Session for Imagine Cup Games

As the deadline is fast approaching for the online Imagine Cup Games competition, we thought it might be a good idea to quickly cover what we’re looking for during the judging. If you’re in a team competing in the Games competition and are looking for info on what makes a great entry, check in on…

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Game Design Winners Announced!

The World Festival of Imagine Cup 2012 is on right now in Sydney, Australia and I’m ecstatic to announce the winners of the two Game Design competitions!   Xbox/Windows First Place – TANG Thai – Thailand – Verdant Fantasy Second Place – The Doers – Brazil – Do More Third Place – Hotfix – Belgium…

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Final Six for Software Design Announced

Just minutes ago the top six teams were announced for the Software Design competition of Imagine Cup here in Sydney, Australia. Congratulations to all of the teams who participated but for the top six, a big extra WELL DONE and GOOD LUCK! The six are: uCHAMPsys – Taiwan quadSquad – Ukraine Coccolo – Japan MobileEye…

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Top Twenty Software Design Finalist Teams

Just moments ago we announced the top twenty teams at the Imagine Cup worldwide finals in Sydney, Australia! Congratulations to ALL of the teams that competed today and good luck to the top twenty who have to prepare and continue to compete over the coming days! In the random order that they were announced: Coccolo…

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Imagine Cup 2012 Game Design Finalists – Phone

Just as impressive as the games in my last post, here are the ten finalists headed to Sydney to compete for the Game Design Phone category of Imagine Cup. You’ll see a great variety of countries, game concepts and pretty much everything else, and all of this on the Windows Phone. I want to reiterate…

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Imagine Cup 2012 Game Design Finalists – Xbox/Windows

Here we are again! Another year and another brilliant batch of games that have wowed the judges. This year we only have two tracks, recognition of the increased quality of games built in HTML5 and Windows 8 providing native support for HTML5 development, but we’ve also increased the number of finalists headed to Sydney, Australia…

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GlobalGameJam – It’s On, We’re There!

I’m totally excited for this weekend. It’s the annual GlobalGameJam where hundreds of places all across the globe all spend 48 hours creating video games for a multitude of platforms. I love GGJ because it grows organically – each organizer decides to host their Jam site and puts up their own links and does their…

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Game Design Scoring Rubric 2012

One question that crops up a lot when I talk to students about the Game Design competitions is how will their games be scored. It’s an understandable concern – if you know what the judges are going to be looking for, then you know how to build your game in a way that maximises your…

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Game Design Office Hours

To make it easier to ask questions about Imagine Cup and Game Design, I’ve set up a series of “virtual office hours” where anyone can connect in, online or on the phone, and get in touch with me directly. These are scheduled for approximately every two weeks between now and the close of Round 2…

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