Kodu Kup 2015


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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.

The Kodu Kup is open to any child enrolled as attending a UK school (*including UK International Schools, Free Schools, Hospital schools and Home tuition – email for details) and who are aged between seven to fourteen years of age at the date of entry. Children are entered by their appropriate school teacher and must be entered for the competition as a team of three people. Please note, children cannot enter themselves and must, therefore, be entered by their teacher as both the Kodu Game Lab and PiL Network are subject to age restrictions (see Kodu Game Lab, Project Spark and Microsoft Educator Network terms of use for more details). Follow @KoduKup on Twitter or ‘Like’ us on Facebook www.facebook.com/KoduKup to receive regular updates, including dates of free training sessions!

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 kodukupuk@outlook.com . 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.

Upon entry, each entrant will be bound by the Kodu Game Lab and Microsoft Educator Network terms of use and, in particular, acknowledge that by posting a game idea, the entrant is agreeing to sharing the idea with other Kodu Game Lab users as part of the relevant community pursuant to the terms of use.

The Deadline

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

Prizes

There will be three winning teams in each of the following categories:

 Primary

 Secondary

 Best teams promoting girls in tech

 Judges Choice

The top three teams in each category will receive an invitation to present their games to a panel of judges fromWP_20140717_10_23_01_Pro 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 – kodukupuk@outlook.com

Twitter – @kodukup

      @innovativeteach

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.


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