We've got great news for you!
After the huge success of Indie Prize KIDS League, which was held at Casual Connect Kyiv on 26 October, 2017, Kids League is going GLOBAL! We are happy to officially announce that international game developers conference Casual Connect and its international Indie Prize scholarship – due to KID'IT's initiative – have added a new category to the program: Indie Prize KIDS League International. The best games created by the youngest game developers from all over the world will be chosen in three categories:– the best game in category 5-6 years old– the best game in category 7-8 years old– the best game in category 9-10 years old
Criteria that will be taken into consideration by our international jury are the same as the criteria for grown-ups:– Game design– Fun factor– Art and sound
Conditions of participation are very simple:
1) It is necessary to fill in the submission form giving a link to a game and short demonstration video with kid's story about the process of game creation. Submission deadline is 1 December, 2017! The game has to be developed with the help of visual block programming, for example ScratchJR, Scratch, Tynker etc.
2) A Jury of top games industry experts will choose finalists from the submissions – with the winners getting a chance to present their games at an international Kids Expo during Casual Connect USA on 18 January, 2018, at the DISNEYLAND® Hotel! It's a real once-in-a-lifetime opportunity!
We are really striving to inspire the children to move forward in learning technologies as an instrument, while helping them get real international recognition of their work and begin fostering game developers at a much younger age (5-10 years old). We excitedly await submissions from children everywhere and wish success to everyone!
ABOUT CASUAL CONNECT
Casual Connect is a professionals-only conference for game developers that annually gathers more than 6,000 games industry professionals in North America, Asia, Europe and beyond for more than 10 years.
On 16-18 January, under the slogan "Explore Investment, Innovation & Creativity", more than 2,000 games industry professionals will meet at the DISNEYLAND® Hotel in California, USA, to get inspired by the most respected thought leaders in the games industry like Netmarble US, Ubisoft, Oculus VR, DoubleDown Interactive, Atari S.A., London Venture Partners, Mattel, HitPoint Studios, Xbox, and Insomniac Games. Learn more at: http://usa.casualconnect.org/
ABOUT THE INITIATOR OF COMPETITION EDTECHPLATFORM KID`IT
KID'IT is the first EdTech platform of offline courses started in Ukraine that focuses on creativity development through technology for children (5-10 years old) and their parents. The main aim of the project is to shift child usage of technology from passive to active, giving them the understanding of how to create their own stories and games and giving them the feeling of what global citizenship is like. Learn more at: http://en.kidit.com.ua/
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