Posted September 25, 2018 05:09:47 What do we know about this new game development competition?
The Bureau has released a series of new rules and guidelines that explain what a game design project will need to be before it can be considered a ‘Game Design Contest’.
These rules explain what game designs are allowed and what are not.
The rules also explain what it means to ‘submit a project’ and ‘submit your project’.
The BCA’s guidelines state that: “Game designs should not be made until they have been fully reviewed and accepted by the Bureau and are in the final stages of development.
If the project is not completed, the game design will be rejected.”
The guidelines also state that any project should be “designed with a full awareness of the subject matter and context” and that the design must “represent the entire creative experience and should be a unique, original, and creative expression of the story, setting, characters, setting elements, music, and other audio and visual elements” (emphasis added).
It is important to note that these guidelines do not specifically require a game to be a game, but they do state that “games should not serve as a substitute for original content created by the game designer”.
So, what are the requirements for a game designer?
What do they need to do to submit a project?
The requirements are fairly simple.
All game designs should: “be designed with a clear vision and focus, and should convey a broad sense of the overall vision, tone, and theme of the project” and “be well-developed and well-structured.”
The requirements also state: “The project should represent the entirety of the creative experience, and it should be unique, innovative, and original.
It should have a strong and distinct narrative, and have a distinct, compelling story.”
Finally, the requirements state: “… the project must be a new creative endeavor, and not a traditional video game creation.”
What is a ‘Project’?
A project is a project that is not a game.
A game is a game that is a video game.
The project is made up of a number of parts, each of which must be well-designed and have an individual, cohesive narrative.
The BACs rules also state, “The game designer should be the primary storyteller, and must be fully immersed in the game’s story, and fully involved in all aspects of the game-design process.”
How do I submit a game?
To submit a video project, you will need an idea and a budget.
Your project must have a budget of $150 or more, and you must be an active member of the industry and be able to produce it in a reasonable timeframe.
You will also need to have the skills and knowledge to: write and direct an original story about a character, setting or game.
design a game for at least one platform (e.g. PC, Xbox One, PS4, Switch).
Create a level or an environment for your game.
Create a visual or aural representation of your game’s characters, settings or locations.
Design, develop and test the gameplay, and create a compelling story.
Design and develop the narrative for your project.
Write a narrative that is unique to the project, that is visually distinct from the others in the competition.
The concept of a project is important because it can influence the outcome of the competition and may influence the way your project will be evaluated.
The final project should meet the criteria outlined above.
What are the rules for the new ‘Game Development Competition’?
The competition is designed to encourage game designers to create games and create stories that have a positive impact on people’s lives.
It will allow game designers and developers to: “create stories that help to inform people’s decisions about how to live their lives” (italics added).
The competition’s main objective is to create a new type of game.
There are two main categories of games, games that are: “based on real-life situations and/or events” (such as sports or sports entertainment), and “game experiences that take place in real-world settings” (like social games or games that focus on interpersonal relationships).
The game designers will have the opportunity to make one or more game experiences that are based on real life situations and events.
Game design is not required to create one of these.
However, it is encouraged and recommended that developers create one or two.
Each project will have a minimum budget of one million dollars.
What is the difference between a ‘Storytelling Contest’ and a ‘Developer Contest’?
The difference between ‘Developer’ and the ‘Storyteller’ category is that the ‘Developer’, as defined by the BCA, is the person who creates the game.
They will be expected to create the ‘story’ in the course of the contest.
For example, a ‘story