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CSGC Physical Games

PHYSICAL GAMES SUBMISSION OVERVIEW

The Physical Games category is designed to recognize and reward teams that have worked hard to produce a multiplayer analog game, to play at parties and get-togethers. Teams or individuals can enter complete games, developed for a variety of different formats, from tabletop to card. Games will be judged based on all aspects of physical gaming, but most importantly how these games come together into a final product.

Games entered into this category can also be submitted into an optional, additional category:

  • Theme Specific -   Projects under the 2023 Sustainability theme

Games submitted in this competition do not need to reflect the theme, they will just be added into an additional category if they do. If the game does not reflect the theme, it will not affect their ranking in the main competition

Submission Details

  • All teams must pre-register for this event. Registration opens in October 3rd
  • All entries must be a fully functional game (a game with at least one playable  round)
  • All games must be multiplayer (2 or more players)
  • For Original Works, all game components (art, story, puzzles, etc..) must be developed by the game development team.
    • Copyrighted images, audio, footage, and characters can not be used. (ie. Celebrity photos, movie screengrabs, drawings of copyrighted logos, characters, etc., and so forth).
    • Creative Commons / Licensed external, publicly available, libraries (For example Java libraries or free assets from the Unity Asset store) can be used.
  • Games may be built using any media (paper, cardboard, Lego)
  • All submissions must be appropriate for all viewing ages
    • MUST NOT contain any offensive language, graphic content, and suggestive themes (ex. sex, drugs, and alcohol).
  • All submissions must include a  Game Proposal (Youtube video)
  • All submissions must include a How it's Played (Youtube video)
  • All submissions must be Print to Play
  • All game submissions must be submitted by April 1, 2023

Game Proposal (3 to 5 MINUTE video)

All submissions must include a Game Proposal (Youtube video).
The game proposals should include the following information

  • Premise - overview of the game
  • Target Market - describe demographics and game genre. (Remember that not everyone will not play your game)
  • Game Features - the unique selling point
  • Gameplay Overview - demonstrate a little bit of the game for the judges
  • Development Team - who are the people who built this game and their roles
  • Project Summary - Provide a summary of your submission

Game Proposal videos must be submitted via a public Youtube link 

  • Videos visibility settings must be set to public for viewing
  • When uploading the Youtube video (under details, tags) you must include the tag #CSGC2023

These videos will be aired throughout the day of the competition on the main hall projector and CSGC will also reserve the right to publicly share these videos across our social channels.

"How It's Played" VIDEO (3 to 10 MINUTE video)

All submissions must include a Game "How It's Played" (Youtube video).
The game proposals should include the following information

  • Resources - overview of all the game resources required for playing
  • Setup - how to set up the game (e.g. board, cards, etc.)
  • Rules - Overview of the rules
  • Gameplay Overview - demonstrate a winning/losing round of the game.

"How It's Played" videos must be submitted via a public Youtube link 

  • Videos visibility settings must be set to public for viewing
  • When uploading the Youtube video (under details, tags) you must include the tag #CSGC2023

These videos will be aired throughout the day of the competition on the main hall projector and CSGC will also reserve the right to publicly share these videos across our social channels.

Eligibility

The contest is open internationally to the following peer groups:

  • Elementary ** (grades 2nd to 5th)
  • Middle School ** (grades 6th to 8th)
  • High School (grades 9th to 12th)
  • Post Secondary (College or Tech School)
  • Indie Professional / Hobbyist (Adults not participating as a student)

** Participants under the age of 13 require a legal guardian or instructor to register with itch.io and submit on their behalf. When submitting any CSGC competition (jam) entrants are asked to provide the name of submission creator.

Team Requirements

  • Contest is open to individual or team submission.
  • Teams can consist of two or more individuals. While team sizes can vary we recommend a group of 4 and no teams larger than 8 individuals.
  • single registration is required per-team (DO NOT send in individual registration for each team member)
  • You must register for each competition separately (eg. one registration for the digital games, a second registration for the  digital art)
  • The deadline to register and submit for all competitions is April 1, 2023

Exhibition

Competitors may choose to exhibit their submission in person at CSGC exhibition day on April 15, 2023 at the University of Tulsa.

Those who plan to exhibit at the event, must abide by the following rules:

  • Exhibitor space is granted only to those that properly request it on the submission form.
  • Competitors may set up their displays the morning of exhibition day (April 15) between 8:30 a.m. and 10:00 a.m. Competitors must have their booth ready by 10:00 a.m. for the start of the event
  • Competitors must bring their own equipment for one functional set-up of the game, art or other. This includes any hardware, output devices, cables, mounts, boards, etc.
  • Competitors must have someone at their display at all times
  • Competitors are asked to dismantle starting after 4:00 p.m. and must clear the room of their equipment by 5:00 pm.

Awards and Judging

  1. Judges will review all submissions prior to the day of competition. All submissions must be submitted by April 1, 2023
  2. All awards are at the discretion of our judges, including a decision to not award a prize to any competition/category/ or peer group. The judges’ decisions are final
    • Just because you are the only entry in a competition does not guarantee a win. The quality of work must meet a certain ranking determined by our CSGC Judges.
    • Judges also have the discretion to move an entry to a different competition if they feel it is better suited for that competition. Note that is not done arbitrarily, it usually is to give the competitor a better chance at winning an award. (e.g. You entered the concept art for game assets, but they felt it was more appropriate for the digital art show.
  3. Entries may be disqualified at the discretion of the judges for use of any inappropriate content, themes or failure to meet submission requirements.
  4. Winners will be announced during our awards ceremony held on the at 5:00 pm Saturday April 15, 2023.
    • Awards ceremony will take place virtually and in-person.
    • All winners will be notified via email as to their placement and how to receive their award.

UPDATES AND CHANGES

CSGC representatives reserves the rights to change, modify, and or update the rules, regulations, and guidelines at anytime. These will be subject to change at anytime without notification.

How to Join

To submit to this competition click on the Join Jam button to verify your participation

When ready to submit your project press the Submit your project button to select the itch project you are submitting for the competition.

  • The game cannot already have been Fully Published or created before the year 2022.
  • Games partially published before 2022 are eligible to participate.

All participants must submit by the deadline of April 1, 2023