Complete challenges with your team throughout the year to earn your school a spot at Regionals and Nationals!
Build Your Team
- Teams can be 1 or more participants.
- Students must be 13+ in age to participate.
- Teams typically have coders, artists, and sound/music designers, however you may structure your team however you'd like.
- Students can be part of multiple teams but each student may only represent one team during Regionals and Nationals.
- Team members must be affiliated with the same school or organization.
How it works
- Once registered, your team will be presented with a set of coding challenges, where you may be asked to code an app.
- You can take as long as you'd like for each of these challenges. Once complete, submit your challenge and earn points for your submission.
- Earn 50 or more points to make it to the regionals.
- Games must be created using Python or Block-based programming.
Collect 50 points to Qualify for the Regionals!
Pre-Season & Registration
Sept 23 - Jan 15, 2023
Jan 15 - Feb 15, 2024
Mar 1 - Mar 31, 2024
Apr 1 - Apr 30, 2024
May 1 - 31, 2024
Mini-Challenge Rubric (3 points)
Got an app that runs smoother than butter? No errors, no crashes? You're a true Code Wizard!
Original & Creative
Get a point for rocking original assets, art, music, and backgrounds that you've made!
When everything just clicks and your game has that extra sprinkle of awesomeness... you've earned this! It's our high-five for those little touches that make us go 'Wow!'
Major Challenge Rubric (20 points)
These are ambitious, innovative games succeed in ways few have. They show technical excellence, fit the theme well, has unique sounds, music and sprites, and executed extremely well
These projects are indistinguishable from professionally made games
These are excellent games that can be recommended to a friend without hesitation.
These games leave us with something to remember them by, this could be a novel gameplay idea for single-player or multiplayer, clever characters and writing, notable graphics and sound, or some combination of the above. If there are any flaws, there are more than enough excellent qualities to compensate.
They are examples of consistently sound design or of a novel concept that has been well-developed around a functional core. A game that is memorable for its execution.
For example: if only they added original sprites, if only they fixed this one bug.
Games with a Good score have good parts, but uneven overall execution.
A bit average, these games might still possess quirks or aspects that appeal to certain players.
Game may have some interesting elements, but was left unfinished, or did not fit theme
Overall the project was unfinished and / or did not fit the theme.