The Northern Game Design Challenge (NGDC) is a 48 hour video game design competition, taking place in various locations across Northern Ontario. Teams of up to four people will compete to create a game within a specific theme, using any tools they wish.
Want to see some of the excellent game entries created in previous years? Check out the Games Spotlight from our 2017 competition and see what local talent can do in just 48 hours! Or delve in yourself and check out our very own games portal where you can download many of the previous entries!
The 2018 Northern Game Design Challenge is happening
January 12th-14th, 2018
At the following venues
Sault Ste Marie
Discovery North Bay
Thunder Bay Public Library
How does it work?
Each team will have 48 hours to make a video game!
Teams of 4
Each team will be composed of up to 4 individuals of any combination of skillsets!
Teams will be able to develop a game on any platform with any toolset! So long as the end result is truly a creation of their own design.
At the end of the 48 hours each team will present their entry and the panel of judges will select this year's winners.
Specific rules to be announced shortly before the event in 2018.
Who can join?
You may be able to make a game with no sound, no writing and MS Paint art... but without programming, a game isin't really a game at all. The SGDC welcomes programmers from all experience levels!
Regardless of if your weapon of choice is a pen, a brush or a mouse you can be sure that your creativity can go a long way towards turning a vision into reality.
Music and sound design often go underappreciated in today's world of huge open games with photorealistic artwork, but rest assured that the importance of the audible arts is every bit as significant as their mechanical and visual counterparts.
Making games is hard work. Making games in 48 hours? Even harder. Sometimes you need somebody who can step back and guide the development process towards a single goal, or to tell a particular narrative.
Good Times to Be Had
Ready to join this year's challenge and put your creativity to the test?