GDC 7
Design, Code and Create your very own game

About GDC


What is the GDC?

The Game Development Challenge (or GDC) is a competition hosted by St. Martin's Institute of Higher Education as an extra-curricular activity. It was designed to give participants the chance to gain experience in the world of Game Development, whereby, participants are grouped together in teams based on their abilities so that within the timeframe of the competition, these teams would create a game based upon some theme.

Some details about the competition

The GDC is a yearly competition that start around the 2nd Week of July and ends in and around mid-November. Each team within the competition is made up of a maximum 5 team members and these teams would be mentored throughout the competition by the Game Dev Coordinators. At the end of the competition, the work produced would be judged and a winner would be announced.


Mentoring

Each team will have an hour of mentoring scheculed once every 3 weeks untill the final submission day of the competiton. These sessions are used to go over the team's progress and to help through any difficulties they might have when developing their games.


Judging

The games are judged by industry professionals and the results are given to each team with feedback on their performance


Prizes

This year's competition has been sponsored by Unity

Placement Prize
1st Place €500 and an Unity Pro 6 months subscription (new business model with all the platforms available)
2nd Place €300
3rd Place €200

Unity goodies would also be available

About Game Dev Courses


Why are these courses offered?

We know that not everybody knows how to create a game. For some this competition is their 1st taste at what goes on in Game Development. At St. Martin's we feel that one should be given the opportunity to understand and learn some skills needed for the competition. We therefore provide a set of short courses in various different disciplines needed in order for one to create their own game.


What Courses are offered?

Showcase


GDC 6 A showcase of the games produced

Kuntrumbajsa

Capital Excursion: Valletta

Daring Dash

The Eye of Osiris

Malta Post Apocalyptic Disaster

GDC 5 A showcase of the games produced

Guardian of the Order

Jump Knight

Fort Siege

1565: Fort Invaders

The Siege of 1565

Cannon Frontier

GDC 4 A showcase of the games produced

No Photos, Please!

Bombit

Relic Busters

The Historian

GDC 3 A showcase of the games produced

Go Far!

Air Circuit

Tiki Totem Runner

Scarecrow Siege

Cross Country Capers

Forgotten Mage

GDC 2 A showcase of the games produced

Pibbit

Scar Fish

Eggsciting

NAVI

Escape from Concrete Jungle

Plumbing Mayhem

Farm Crash

GDC 1 A showcase of the games produced

Bucket ball

Battles on the horizon

Time Citizen

Nanoid

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Events


Here one can view upcoming events that are listed for the GDC. This list is being constantly updated and shows all kind of events, anything from when the registrations to the competition starts, to when the boot camps are scheduled, to when the team review meetings are to be held up to the deadline submission date and finally the judging ceremony. The list shown here only shows the next 5 events that are coming next. If you would like to be updated automatically by adding this calendar to your google calendar, please click on the link below.

Upcoming GDC Events

Offers


  • GDC Competition Only
  • Participation in GDC7
  • Mentoring sessions every 3 weeks
  • Game Development course
  • Concept Art course
  • Technical Art course
  • Game Design course
  • Game Sound course
  • €55

  • Game Dev Courses Only
  • Participation in GDC7
  • Mentoring sessions every 3 weeks
  • Game Development course
  • Concept Art course
  • Technical Art course
  • Game Design course
  • Game Sound course
  • €120

  • GDC Competition & Game Dev Courses
  • Participation in GDC7
  • Mentoring sessions every 3 weeks
  • Game Development course
  • Concept Art course
  • Technical Art course
  • Game Design course
  • Game Sound course
  • €145

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