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.
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.
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.
The games are judged by industry professionals and the results are given to each team with feedback on their performance
This year's competition has been sponsored by Unity
|1st Place||€500 and an Unity Pro 6 months subscription (new business model with all the platforms available)|
Unity goodies would also be available
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.
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.