2021 Challenge now open
Mentor registration is now open for the 2021 Australian STEM Video Game Challenge, on the theme 'Scale'. Register your teams of 1-4 students and help them engage with science, technology, engineering and mathematics while learning vital skills for the future through designing and building their own video game.
Aimed at students in Years 5-12, the Challenge is aligned with the Australian school curriculum in every state and territory, enabling teachers to implement a fun and practical project in the classroom. Our teaching resources includes links to free game development platforms including new addition for 2021, MicroStudio. Games will be judged in the following categories:
- Years 5-8: Playable Game developed in Scratch
- Years 5-8: Playable Game developed in GODOT
- Years 5-8: Playable Game developed in any other free, or free for education, game development platform
- Years 9-12: Playable Game developed in GODOT
- Years 9-12: Playable Game developed in Unity3D or Unreal Engine
- Years 9-12: Playable Game developed in any other free, or free for education, game development platform
Due to the cancellation of last year’s Challenge, students who were enrolled in Year 12 in 2020 may also enter the Years 9-12 category in 2021. Registration will remain open until 22 July, with game submissions due by Thursday 5 August. Winners will be announced on 21 September. Be in it to win it: register today!