Board Game

From board games to card games, physical or analog games are making a huge comeback! According to the market value data on Satistica, the global board games market is worth over $3.2 billion and is set to rise to $8.12 by 2021. While most of today's youth are digital natives, there is a trend showing the need for a more meaningful human connection. People want connect in person with their friends and board games (and other physical games) are an excuse to get people together!

SUBMISSION OVERVIEW

The Physical Games category is designed to recognize and reward teams that have worked hard to produce a multiplayer analog game, to play at parties and get togethers. Teams or individuals can enter complete games, developed for a variety of different formats, from table top to card. Games will be judged based on all aspects of physical gaming, but most importantly how these games come together into a final product.

 

Submission Details

  • All teams must pre-register for this event. Registration opens in February
  • All entries must be a fully functional game (a game with at least one playable  round)
  • All games must be multiplayer (2 or more players)
  • For Original Works all  game components (art, story, puzzles, etc..) must be developed by the game development team.
    • Copyrighted images, audio, footage and characters can not be used. (ie. Celebrity photos, movie screen grabs, drawings of copyrighted logos, characters, etc. and so forth).
    • Creative Commons / Licenced external , publicly available , libraries (For example Java libraries or free assets from the Unity Asset store) can be used.
  • Games may be built using any media (paper, cardboard, Lego)
  • All submissions must be appropriate for all viewing ages
    • MUST NOT contain any offensive language, graphic content, and suggestive themes (ex. sex, drugs and alcohol).
  • All submissions must include a  Game Proposal (Youtube video)
  • All submissions must include a How it's Played (Youtube video)
  • All game submissions must be submitted by March 31, 2020.
    • Print to play games can be submitted by providing a link to the rules, and printable pieces ( e.g. link to DropboxGoogle DriveOne Drive, and or on your personal website)
    • Games with specific resources can be dropped off or mailed.
      • All mailed games must be post marked no later than March 31, 2020
        • CSGC is not responsible for lost or undelivered games.
      • Mail games to :
        CSGC - Physical Games Competition
        C/O Akram Taghavi-Burris
        University of Tulsa
        800 S. Tucker
        Tulsa, OK 74104
      • Drop off  games to :
        Tandy School of Computer Science
        University of Tulsa
        Rayzor Hall 2125
        3171-3183 E 5th Pl
        Tulsa, OK 74104

 

Game Proposal (3 to 5 MINUTE video)

All submissions must include a Game Proposal (Youtube video).
The game proposals should include the following information

  • Premise - overview of the game
  • Target Market - describe demographics and game genre. (Remember that not everyone will not play your game)
  • Game Features - unique selling point
  • Gameplay Overview - demonstrate the a little bit of the game for the judges
  • Development Team - who are the people who built this game and their roles
  • Project Summary - Provide a summary of your submission

Game Proposal videos must be submitted via a public Youtube link 

  • Videos visibility settings must be set to public for viewing
  • When uploading the Youtube video (under details , tags) you must include the tag #CSGC2020

These videos will be aired throughout the day of competition on the main hall projector and CSGC will also reserve the right to publicly share these videos across our social channels.

 

"How It's Played" (3 to 10 MINUTE video)

All submissions must include a Game "How It's Played" (Youtube video).
The game proposals should include the following information

  • Resources - overview of all the game resources required for playing
  • Setup - how to set up the game (e.g. board, cards, etc.)
  • Rules - Overview of the rules
  • Gameplay Overview - demonstrate a winning/loosing round of the game.

"How It's Played" videos must be submitted via a public Youtube link 

  • Videos visibility settings must be set to public for viewing
  • When uploading the Youtube video (under details , tags) you must include the tag #CSGC2020

These videos will be aired throughout the day of competition on the main hall projector and CSGC will also reserve the right to publicly share these videos across our social channels.

 

EXHIBITION SET-UP

All submissions must be displayed during the exhibition day (April 18) of CSGC.  A maximum of one functional set-up for the submission is required. Entrants must bring their own equipment to display their game demos for judges and expo attendees during the event. See full competition rules and regulations for details about set-up and equipment.

JUDGING

Judges will review all submissions prior to the day of competition. All submissions must be submitted by March 31, 2020.  All submissions must be displayed by the entering team on April 18, 2020, for the entirety of the exhibition. Winners will be announced at the Award Ceremony following the exhibition; winners must be present to receive award.

Below are the judging criteria for the Game Showcase

  1. Creativity -  Is the game unique? Does it provide a new twist or an out of the box idea
  2. Game Mechanics - Is the game functional, does the structure / game boundaries make sense
  3. Gameplay - Is the game fun to play? Is there an invitation to the player (reason to play)
  4. Format - Does the game make use of interesting of it's medium
  5. Art Style - Is the art style consistent and appealing? Does the art style match the game's premise and or target market.  Value will be given to teams who have quality art concepts; however judges will not place weight on the level of completion or complexity of the art. Instead focus will be placed on art as an isolated element relating to the overall project.
  6. Game Proposal - Quality of the game proposal, how well the entrants were able to present their game
  7. Other - If present judges may take note of in additional feature such as audio and musical score.

REGISTER TO COMPETE

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All entrants must accept and acknowledge the competition rules and requirements upon registering for this competition.

NOTE: All submission details and competition rules are being revised and maybe subject to change.
Final details will be set no later than January 2020.