IV. Game Design

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 in the Call for Submissions section.


1. Categories

• Amateur game designers (children, young people, adults)
• “Professional trainee game designers” (including those still studying, apprentices, etc.) and professional
   game designers

2. 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 of the chosen topic, 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.)
• Standard platform, e.g. Windows XP
• Maximum file size 200 MB
• Maximum game length 15 minutes

3. Legal information

• Content glorifying violence is inadmissible
• The game is to be submitted in full length
• A game that has received an award 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.

4. Topics


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.


Participants can select as many topics as they wish.


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

IV.2. Tension, but without violence

IV.3. Violence – children and young people with no future
Example: the game figures are faced with situations where decisions have to be made.
The use of violence, lies, fraud, etc. to counter various problems leads to criminality and imprisonment, but choosing constructive solutions is met with recognition and other positive feedback such as popularity and excellent future prospects

IV.4. Ideas against violence

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

IV.6. Violence against nature and solutions to it

IV.7. Feelings that express harmony and peace

IV.8. Conflict resolution involving humour


IV.9. A lie exposes itself

IV.10. Free topic
Participants can submit work which addresses the main idea of violence prevention in a different way to those described above.

5. Conditions of participation

• In the event of winning a prize/a special recognition, the participant is to provide the game on DVD if
• Texts and/or dialogues (written, spoken, sung or displayed) in German and English
• Participants must send a completed and signed entry form as an attachment to the e-mail address
   provided, participation is not possible without registration
• The organisers’ decision is final. There is no recourse to legal action.

Closing date for entries: 15 July 2014

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.


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