Course Specifications

  • Competition – Text Adventure
  • Levels – Middle School, High School
  • Team Size – 1 – 3
  • Submission Type – Upload to site
  • Prerequisites to Submit – Student currently enrolled in iVGD, iWD or iWMA course / Instructor Approval

Got Questions? We have answers – just ask.

Text Adventure – Student Game Competition

The Challenge

Your challenge is to create an interactive fiction or historical text adventure game for a younger grade or a game to affect positive change in your peers. Don’t just teach something. Allow your players to experience it.

Language is an incredibly powerful tool, and by making your story interactive you amplify its power and allow your players to take their unique adventure through the world, you create. Rich language is how you create fantastic images in the minds of your player. You choose words carefully and leverage all the senses in your prose.

As you know the cost to create the graphics necessary to bring many game concepts to life can kill the project before it even gets started. Here, you can play new worlds, create a historical environment, or have fantastical characters all by your simple word choice.

There is nothing to hold you back except maybe your fear to allowing your creativity to shine.

Your text adventure game must be appropriate to the target audience. The game must have a storyline and a purpose.

We await your entry eagerly.

Your Chance!

We believe there is power in the creativity and skills of students. In this challenge, we are giving you a voice to speak out, teach, share and help others through your unique perspective, talents, and passion for game design. This game competition is your turn to others experiences to shape their learning and understanding of a topic. Leave your mark and improve, through dynamic educational gaming, the lives of others.

Are you up for it? Do you have what it takes to impact the world? If so, create the best game you can and show us, and the world, what you can do.

What are your next steps?

  • Talk to your teacher
  • Review the Submission and Rules
  • Check out the Trophy Case to see past winners
  • Connect with our Twitter and Facebook (competitor hints)
  • Check out the Blog for updates, judge notes and competitor interviews
  • Come up with your winning concept and build your adventure game (Oh and don’t forget to submit it!)

Contact Us

Reach out to us today - We are holding a place for you.. Yes YOU!

Don’t be shy, we are very friendly unless you are trying to take the last jelly donut out of the box in the break-room – then things can get a bit ugly.

Future Game and App Designer Challenge c/o SLF

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Student Future Game and App Designer Competition

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