What is a GamesCon?

GamesCon is a competition aimed at learners in Primary 6 and 7. The competition requires students to create a game in SCRATCH linking into a specific theme. Learners will work in teams of 4 and they will all take on different roles and responsibilities: researcher, graphic designer, document controller, programmer, presenter. Learners will record their progress throughout the competition keeping photos, notes, any research findings, program design, testing and debugging findings to bring to the GamesCon final. Teams will be encouraged to create a presentation or a video with this content (or both). This research work will also be part of the judges marking scheme so it’s not all about the game. Teams will need to know about the five rights but they don’t need to include them all in their game. Teams will also create a team name and logo.