STEM VGC | 2017
2017 Australian STEM Video Game Challenge
Following on from our biggest year yet, the Australian STEM Video Game Challenge team are currently hard at work pulling together this year's competition.
Registrations for the 2017 Australian STEM Video Game Challenge will officially open on Monday 1 May 2017, with the competition spanning three months and concluding on Friday 25 August 2017.
Physical information packs will be mailed to schools and code clubs in early April.
In the meantime, you can download a digital version using the button below:
Download information pack
The registration period for the 2017 Australian STEM Video Game Challenge will run from Monday 1 May 2017 until Friday 30 June 2017. The competition is completely free to enter and open to Australian students in Years 5-12, working in teams of up to four members.
This year, students can enter in one of six (6) categories:
Year 5-8: Playable Game developed in Scratch
Year 5-8: Playable Game developed in Gamemaker
Year 5-8: Playable Game developed in any other free, or free for education, game development platform.
Year 9-12: Playable Game developed in Gamemaker
Year 9-12: Playable Game developed in Unity3D or Unreal Engine
Year 9-12: Playable Game developed in any other free, or free for education, game development platform.
This year the Australian STEM Video Game Challenge is looking for engaging, creative games that investigate the theme of ‘REACTION!’
A reaction is a response to some treatment, situation or stimulus. From the way we interact with each other, to complex scientific procedures, reactions are happening everywhere!
Teams are asked to incorporate the theme of ‘REACTION!’ into their game for this year’s competition. Responses can be very literal or highly conceptual
Let your imagination run wild!
Download theme sheet
Game Design Document (GDD)
All games entered in the Australian STEM Video Game Challenge must be accompanied by a Game Design Document.
A Game Design Document, or GDD, helps to plan out the development of a game and helps to provide an overview of the development process.
To help teams get started, we've put together a handy GDD template, available for download below.
Download GDD template
Help spread the word: Download our posters and flyers and promote the Australian STEM Video Game Challenge in your school community!
Download A4 flyer
Download A3 poster
Submission of games will take place between Monday 21 - Friday 25 August 2017. Judging will commence on Monday 28 August 2017.