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2017 WA Video Game Challenge

2017 WA Video Game Challenge

Category : Australia , Future , Game Design

Welcome to the 2nd WA Video Game Challenge.  Last year was an Epic success with winners walking away with some awesome software over $200.00.  Some winners went on to make more games and sell them.

This year’s WA Video Game Challenge is supported by Lolly Potz, SAE Creative Institute and Guildford Grammar School.  There will be prizes, certificates and door prizes for those that attend.

So let’s go over a couple of questions we are asked frequently.

Who can enter this event?
Anyone age 6 to 17.  This means that if you are turning 6 in 2017 or are 17 in 2017 – you qualify.

How do I enter?
All entrants must register to compete in this event.  There is a small fee which covers a range of awesome things for entrants.  REGISTER HERE

Do I need to be present on the day?
No. While we have created an social environment where like minded kids can see what others have created, you do not have to be present at the event.  However, you will need to ensure we receive a copy of your game, either a link or a download from dropbox, so that we can display it on the computer for the judges.  If you choose a link, we must either be able to access it or download it for free!

What is the Theme for this Year?
In alignment with the Stem Video Games Australia, this years theme is called REACTION.  Read more about REACTION?

Will our game qualify for the Australia Stem Video  Game Challenge?
Teachers and Parents can register kids in the Stem Video Game Challenge.  TechCamps4Kids has registered 4 spots (1 to 4 participants) for kids would like to enter their game into the Australian Event.
If parents would like to register their child through TechCamps4Kids, you need to contact the headoffice (admin@techcamps4kids.com.au) to obtain a Registration Code.
TechCamps4Kids have limited spots for this event.

Can I apply for a Pay It Forward Ticket?
Yes.

Our Pay it Forward opportunity is open to businesses, parents or individuals that would like to purchase a ticket on behalf of someone else.  This does not have to be someone they nominate, however in the payment process please let us know this is a Pay It Forward Ticket.  If you choose, we will add your business or other details, on our Facebook Page and our Video Game Page as a supporter. We will also link your details to your website (which must comply with our age appropriate content for young viewers)

Otherwise, we will list the Pay It Forward Tickets as Anonymous for those who prefer to gift a ticket without wanting to be recognized for it.

Pay It Forward Tickets will be listed on our page which kids can apply for. Some Pay It Forward Tickets may have conditions.    Please visit our Pay It Forward Page for more details.

 


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TechCamps4Kids at the Ellenbrook Community Expo

Kids and Parents had the amazing opportunity to see what kids create in our camps.

Apart from watching some videos created for Mother’s Day, kids had the opportunity to play games other kids made while parents walked through the Ellenbrook Community Expo.

Co-Founder, Brenda van Rensburg, having a little fun prior to big event!

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Kids Play Zone!

Thanks to Gracelife Women for arranging an spectacular event.  Also a special thanks to everyone that visited the Expo on the day!  And lastly, thanks to all other stalls that volunteered their time to make this event a success.


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A Sneak Peek into our Game Design Camp!

TechCamps4Kids has one primary goal.  To educate Life Skills, Literacy Skills and Learning Skills within Tech Environment.  It is through this, that kids learn skills that they can use now and build on for the future.  We call that “Creating a Road Map to a Career that makes you happy!”

In our Game Design Camps kids learn a ‘mountain load’ of information.  Apart from teaching basic coding techniques, we also teach kids how to design a game.  The latter is a little more challenging because kids need to figure out what type of game their friends will like to play.

While designing and developing a game is fun, it does not mean anything until you see your game on a global platform for the world to download and try.  This is called Real World Linkage and the information they receive back about their game is vital because this allows kids to understand what the market wants and what they want to buy. ‘Future Gamepreneur’.

TechCamps4Kids is proud to be pioneering a movement across Australia, and the world, where kids learn to create technological masterpieces.  We help kids grasp complex concepts in easy steps.  In other words…kids go from zero to hero literally within a couple of days!

Keiran came to TechCamps4Kids last year.  According to Keiran, TechCamps4Kids helped launch his ‘career’.  He entered into the WA Video Game Challenge held by TechCamps4Kids in 2016 where he came 3rd.  The prize was software over $120.00.  As a result, he dived into coding, and has not looked back.  To download one of his games —-> click here

The Mrhenben Team attended a camp on 10 and 11 April 2017.  This was their first attempt to creating a global game that could be downloaded on any computer and played.  They went from zero to hero within a couple of days.  To download their game —-> click here

This is what drives us…unleashing potential…and helping kids pave a way to an awesome future!

 

 


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