IV. GameDesign


This genre is for game designers and game developers, although only the first term is used in the call for submissions.

The conditions of participation for board games, game ideas, and similar entries are found under genre VI. Dramaturgy.


1. Categories

• Amateur game designers (children, young people, adults)
• Trainee game designers (including those still studying) and professional game designers


2.a  Type, form, technology, format, idea

• A brief and comprehensible description of the idea (Game Design Document) - maximum three pages in length -
  including the following details:
• overview of the target group, people involved, intention, game’s objective, structure, technology and implementation
  (provided as a PDF file),
• The genre is optional (Jump&Run, Adventure, etc.),
• Any technical implementation may be chosen (Flashplayer, Unity, Ogre, etc.),
• Platform  Windows XP,
• Maximum file size 200 MB,
• Maximum game length 15 minutes,


2.b  Legal notes

• Content glorifying violence is inadmissible,
• The game is to be submitted in full length,
• A game that has received an award or special recognition must not be changed subsequently,
• Amended versions must not be promoted with the award received,
• A link gives jury members access to the game,
• The game must not contain advertising of any kind,
• The organisers’ decision is final. There is no recourse to legal action.


3. Topics

Participants can select as many topics as they wish.

The topics outlined below are intended as a stimulus to engage the participant with the main idea of the contest,
according to which the concept of “violence” encompasses both mental and physical violence.


IV.1.  The young, innocent (incidental) hero

and /or

IV.2.  Tension, but without violence

and /or

IV.3.  Violence – children and young people with no futureExample: The figures are confronted by decisions.
Whereas violence, lies, deceit, etc. cause various problems and open up the path to criminal behaviour and
imprisonment, constructively chosen solutions are met with recognition, positive feedback, popularity and
offer perspectives, etc.

and /or

IV.4.  Ideas against violence

and /or

IV.5.  Game music, game sounds lend expression and define the plot

and /or

IV.6.  Violence against nature and solutions to it

and /or

IV.7.  Feelings that express harmony and peace

and /or

IV.8.  Conflict resolution involving humour

and /or

IV.9.  Free topic
For IV.9. participants can submit work which addresses the main idea of violence prevention in a different way to those described above.


4.  Conditions of participation

• In the event of winning a prize/a special recognition, the participant is to provide the game on DVD if requested,
• An English translation must be provided for every work submitted with German spoken dialogue (subtitles are possible) and
  vice-versa (in the event of an award/recognition, the translator will be included),  
• In the event of winning a prize/a special recognition, participants must provide a CV,
Participants must also complete a separate entry form in writing to enter the competition.


Closing date for entries: 10 July 2013

We recommend uploading works to the database at least four days before the closing date
and mailing the written entry form (PDF) in good time.