Originally posted on the UK Teachers Blog.
We are very pleased to announce this year’s Kodu Kup UK competition is now open. Many of you will be familiar with format of what has become the world’s biggest Kodu competition. There are a few changes and a new theme.
What Should be Submitted?
Teachers should enter their pupils’ work using the Kodu Game Lab site www.kodugamelab.com, The additional files need to be emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org . This will include the team name, link to the game on Kodu GameLab, a game description with screenshot, Business plan and photos of merchandise created. Also include contact details of the person submitting the entries including school name. (A single email with all the schools entries contained within would be preferred)
School’s can enter as many teams as they wish. But each team can only submit a single game.
The finalists will be notified via email and invited to attend the Kodu Kup final at Microsoft Headquarters in Reading.
The closing date for all entries is Friday 29th May.
About the Games
This year students not only have to create a great game, but develop a business plan for a game franchise and create and produce a least one single piece of merchandise that promotes their game Schools may wish to link this to current entrepreneurial or business projects already taking place.
Students need to market their game and try to get as many downloads as they can of their game from the Kodu Gamelab site. They should try and get customer feedback and show how they have responded to this in their business plan.
They should include a photo of at least one single piece of promotional merchandise. (they can make as many as they like). This could be a badge, t-shirt, something they have knitted, cupcakes or even something 3D printed. Be imaginative and creative!
Students may also want to include any promotional media they have created. Flyers, posters, radio and video adverts. It’s totally in their hands.
We will post examples of their work o our blogs and Facebook page as the competition progresses.
Important Note : When uploading the game to Kodu Game Lab. Use the follow structure to name the game – <Game Name>_<Team Name>_Kodu Kup UK
There will be three winning teams in each of the following categories:
Best teams promoting girls in tech
The top three teams in each category will receive an invitation to present their games to a panel of judges from the games industry at Microsoft Headquarters in Reading. At the end of the day the winners of each category will receive individual prizes and the overall winning team will take home the coveted UK Kodu Kup
Make a note of these main contact details
Email – Questions and Game submissions – email@example.com
Twitter – @kodukup
Facebook – www.facebook.com/kodukup
Games uploaded – www.kodugamelab.com
Full details – https://sway.com/Vs7FfSxl_vkbWgiz
Keep checking this blog, Facebook and Twitter for all the latest updates and events planned for this year’s Kodu Kup.