Make Games, Save the World! Get involved in the ‘This is not a game Ocean Challenge’!

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This Is NOT A Game, the Ocean Challenge: Make Games, Save the World 


 “This is Not A Game Ocean Challenge” is a call out to students to help spread the word about threats to our Ocean by learning code and making games.  This competition is being launched by Coder Dojo, the U.S. Embassy and educational partners such as Griffith College and is open to students in Ireland aged 10 to 18 years old. The goal is to help to use the popularity of games to raise awareness of issues like over fishing, the problem of ocean garbage and human impact on life in the sea.

You can sign up as an individual or as part of a Team

Then you can attend a local launch workshop or get help from your local Coder Dojo and mentors to create your game. The last step is to submit your game to a panel of judges that will include professional game makers.  Finalists will be invited to present their finished games at the BT Young Scientist & Technology Exhibition in Dublin in January.

You don’t need to know how to code to start. A good team includes more than just programmers. Storytellers, writers, artists and musicians all help create great interactive games. So anyone who cares about the fate of the sea can help!

 Awesome, when do the events take place?

Date(s) Event July 24th Announcement at The festival of Curiosities in Dublin September 13th Launch workshop in Dublin with Brenda and John Romero September to October Workshops at CoderDojos across the country December 1st – 7th Deadline for Final Submissions December 18th Announcement of Finalists January 6th – 10th Presentation of the best games at the BT Young Scientist & Technology Exhibition in Dublin, Ireland

September Launch Workshop in Dublin

The first of a series of local workshops will be in Dublin on September 13th and will include talks and workshops by industry experts aimed at equipping aspiring game makers with the skill and knowledge to start creating their own video games. The theme of your game has to tell a story about the ocean. Most people don’t really know about the threats to the ocean environment and what we need to do to protect this incredible environment. Further details about the location will be announce soon on the website.

Launch Workshops near your local community

Dates will be announced for other workshops at Dojos across the country in September and October. If your Dojo is interested in holding a “this is not a game session please contact: [email protected]

Join the fun and REGISTER today!

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