Rules 2018

Jannuary 26-28, 2018 - Kids Game Jam World Challenge

Kids Game Jam 2018 (by now KGJ) will held on January 26 (00:00) and 28 (23:59) (UTC Timezone + 2 Rome Time), last weekend of January in all the dojo and schools participating in the initiative.

1. The Kids Game Jam

The KGJ is an annual Challenge (Video game creation by Scratch) dedicated to children and teen from 7 to 16 years of age, taking place, in the first round, around the world at physical locations in the same time, and in a specific and special location (still not revealed) for the final round. The local locations will be decided by CoderDojo and Schools around the world, participants in the competition.
The Kids Game Jam starts with the announcement of the Topic on the site and on the social channels within the 23.59 on Wednesday, January 24th. The theme is the same for all participants who have up to 72 available Hours to develop a video game that originally interprets it.
Kids Game Jam is not just a challenge but a fun opportunity to work together to create beautiful games by freeing fantasy.

2. Registration

To organize the Jam at your CoderDojo, School, Association or other, you must sign up your event by January 22, 2018 using the online platform available at this address:
On the same platform you will need to upload, before the end of the JAM, the video-games of each team with the pictures of the event.

3. Team Composition

Each team must have a minimum of 3 and maximum 5 kids (Teams that do not respect the composition rules will still be able to participate, but they will not be able to access to the final stage.) There are two categories of participants: 7-12 years old and 12-16 years old.

4. Teams Enrollment

Each Dojo or school will be able to enroll more teams on the dedicated KGJ platform.
The Organizer must indicate the name of the team, the name (or nickname), the age of all participants and a picture(*) of the team.

(*) - Each registration must be completed by submitting the disclaimer signed by the parents of team members, otherwise the team will be excluded

5. game Features

Each team can participate with one game.
The Teams will have to follow the Topic indicated by the KGJ . Il will be announced by Wednesday, January 24, 2018 on the organizer email, (And through social facebook: @kidsgamejam twitter: @kidsgamejam ) so kids can start thinking and designing the game.

6. The Event

You can bring to the event a project only on paper, but the video game code will have to be composed entirely during the coding session.
It will be the responsibility of the person in charge to ensure that jam is properly carried out in accordance with the rules.
During the process, we will appreciate the story-telling of each team on social channels using the hashtags: # KGJ18 #togetherwewin and @kidsgamejam

7. Delivery

The game, though not completed, will have to be uploaded wirh .sb2 extension on the dedicated platform (announced soon by the organizers) by 23:59 Rome) on the last day of JAM
With the game you must be add a description document that explains the idea, the technical features and how to play it (game instructions). This document helps the judges to understand the game especially if it is still not completed.

8. Jury and Judgments

The KGJ will have 2 juries:
A technical jury made up of Dojo Champions and Mentor with great and proved experience and A 9 Kids Jury : made up of boys between 7 and 16 years old. The technical jury will evaluate the work based on the developed features and the technical complexity. The Kids Jury will evaluate exciting and playable games . The judgment of both juries will be indisputable.

9. Prize

Within one month of the Jam, then on February 26th Technical Jury will rank a list of all the games and the best ranked players in each category will get to the final.
The final will decide the 2018 winners.
By the beginning of Jam will be announced on this page and via social where the final will take place and where the prizes will be physically delivered.

@kidsgamejam #togetherwewin