The Great NZ Histories Student Game Design Competition

INTERFACE has teamed up with game-making platform Gamefroot for a new student competition – and the winner gets to visit Gamefroot’s studio in Wellington.

The challenge for your students is to create an interactive game about something from the New Zealand history books, that connects Digital Technologies (DT), literacy and your local curriculum.

How to enter

Firstly, you’ll need to be signed up to Gamefroot ( Go to your dashboard and open the Interactive Template. Click on the Clubs link. Search for ‘The great NZ Histories student game design competition’ and join this group. (This group is for teachers to ask questions and submit student games.)

Download this guide to entering.

Judging criteria: Entries will be scored out of 100 points, as follows:

  • Coding skill: The proficiency and complexity of the programming – 35 points
  • Creativity: The design and look of the game, and the extras added – 35 points
  • Playability: How well and efficiently the game plays – 20 points
  • Wow factor: Judges’ discretion – 10 points

Entry criteria:

  • Any students in a New Zealand school can enter
  • Games must be Aotearoa/NZ themed
  • Games must be made in Gamefroot

The entries will be judged by Dan MiIlward (founder of Gamefroot) and Greg Adams (Editor INTERFACE).

Entries close the end of Term 3.

Prize: The winning entry will get to visit Gamefroot’s studio in Wellington.

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About Gamefoot

Developed in New Zealand, Gamefroot combines learning code and game development in one awesome package. It enables students to easily create their own playable 2D interactive games, uploading and manipulating characters, backgrounds, soundtracks. They can learn about physics, maths, game design, and how to programme.

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