Teams will have to upload their game and any supporting documentation by the 8th May 2020.
What kind of supporting documentation?
Judges will be looking for background research into the Five Rights. This could be a presentation, video, photographs or an animation.
Please remember that if your team’s picked to attend the final, you will have to re create your game on the day. You will have approximately two hours to do this so please don’t make your game too complicated.
You will be allowed to take your backgrounds and characters on a memory stick but not the code.
The competition will be judged on a few aspects so it’s not just about the coding.
Please click on the link below to view the Marking Scheme for the GamesCon.
GamesCon Marking Sheet (1)
Please remember that the game, any supporting documentation or videos must be uploaded into the Glow Site in a folder with your Team Name.
I am afraid we cannot accept teams of 5 for the reasons below,
- Other teams may think it is unfair
- We may not have enough prizes if a team of 5 win
- Schools may then ask if they can have a team of 6
We would suggest the options below,
- Have 2 smaller teams made up of 3 and 2
- The 5 pupils could work together in school on a couple of games before deciding which team will have which game to submit for their competition entry
- Work with cluster schools (this could be done online)
There won’t be internet access on the day because we will be using laptops that have Scratch 3 downloaded. You will be able to bring along a USB stick with any graphics on them if you want. However, please note that you cannot take any code with you.
As a teacher you have the ability to request a teaching account via the Scratch website. After you have created your teacher account, you can then generate accounts for your students without the need for email addresses. You can set up the accounts with first name, seat number or any name that the pupils would like to use.
However, please do run this past your local information security officer to make sure that they are happy with this process.