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This is Not A Game is an innovative competition launched by the U.S. Embassy in Dublin, Griffith College Dublin and CoderDojo to give secondary level students the tools to create video games with a social conscience!
That’s cool, but what exactly is it?
It’s a gamejam with a twist. This Is Not A Game allows for the first time, 10 to 18 year old students to partake in the creation of video games that have far reaching results – games that have real impact on other fellow students and society. The jam kicks off with a day of keynotes, speakers from the games industry, workshops to get you started and brainstorming space for your new team. The theme of your game will be about oceans, and how we can achieve sustained benefit from this valuable resource. After the launch date, you and your team can use CoderDojos and mentors from the games industry to keep your game development going smoothly. Your games will be reviewed by a panel of experts and industry professionals and the best games will be displayed at the BT Young Scientist and Technology Exhibition in January.