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INSPIRING INNOVATION

Powered by TAALEEM. This contest aims to motivate interest in STEM learning by tapping into student’s natural passions for playing and making video games, design & technology and pop culture.

With the UAE Vision 2021 in mind, developing young minds to Innovate in the digital sphere will enable the GCC to progress in home-grown creativity delivering the technology experts of tomorrow.

VIDEO GAME CHARACTER DESIGN (AGE 6-10)

  • Mixed Media

The theme of the challenge is to make a main character express the student’s personality with a self-portrait in an entirely new dimension/ world.

The best designs are selected according to form, functional and emotional aspects portrayed, the designs are considered for their degree of innovation, aesthetic qualities, functionality and Movement (if relevant) in addition to ease of realization, realization efficiency and ergonomics. 

All characters must be accompanied by a 500-word story describing the place the character resides, the world in which it lives and the adventure it would go on. 

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VIDEO GAME CHARACTER & WORLD (AGE 11-16)

  • 2D or 3D Digital Animation

The theme of this challenge is ‘The Middle East’– inspired by the power of the UAE, this ‘other-world’ will be inspired by the sand and/or city that surrounds us.

The Video Game Character & World Design Award recognizes the overall excellence of visual art in a game -including, but not limited to, art direction, animation, modelling, character design, texture creation, and so on.

The goal is to design an entirely believable world suitable to the character that you create. 

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VIDEO GAME CHARACTER & WORLD (AGE 17-21)

  • A combination of the two previous categories

The theme of this challenge is ‘Complete Creation’– go wild with your creativity. Create your character, create your world and give your character a purpose with a struggle.

The Video Game Character & World Design Award recognizes the overall excellence of visual art in a game -including, but not limited to, art direction, animation, modelling, character design, texture creation, and so on.

The goal is to push the character's visual representation, along with a proper model of the world the character lives in, the struggles the character faces and how it pushes itself to standout compared to other entries.

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PRIZES & DETAILS

HOW TO ENTER: Send submission through WeTransfer to hello@me-gamescon.com 
MATERIALS PERMITTED:  As stated in the categories.
JUDGING: A selection of artists, industry professionals and Games Con Team.
ENTRY DEADLINE: 21st October 2018
PRIZE:         
  • Winners presentation on Middle East Games Con Entertainment Stage
  • 3-Day ticket to Middle East Games Con
  • Artwork displayed in gallery at Middle East Games Con
  • Artwork featured on www.me-gamescon.com
  • Recognition of artist promoted through social media
  • Certificate 

WHERE WILL YOUR IDEAS TAKE YOU?