[vet-mm] 2012 Young Australasian Games Awards - apologies for cross posting

Fay Richardson fay at vitta.org.au
Thu Jun 28 12:50:57 EST 2012


The Young Australasian Games Awards (YAGA) for 2012 are now open!


2012 YAGA Theme: Australian heroes

Students are invited to rise to the challenge and write a game that teaches
the concepts of persistence, endeavour, pushing through to win and
overcoming obstacles as encapsulated by a hero in Australian history. 


Heroes overcome


Pick an Australian hero from any time in history and build a game that
depicts his/her struggles to overcome trials and obstacles to achieve
success. The game should be educational as the player learns important
principles such as in order to succeed tribulations, difficulties, obstacles
must be overcome with persistence and courage. The game should also teach
the player that decisions in the game should reflect the decisions made by
the hero made in life. You will need to do some research into the life of
the hero you choose so that you game is authentic. 


Some examples of heroes:

.         Albert Namatjira, Aboriginal painter

.         Edith Cowan, champion for womans' rights

.         Dawn Fraser, swimming legend

.         Captain Cook, discoverer of modern Australia

.         Don Bradman, cricket legend


At first, the concept of the game may appear complex but students may submit
simplified interpretations.



What to include with your entry...


.         Your name

.         Your school's name

.         Your supervising teacher's name

.         Language chosen
The language that the game is written in, including the version number.

.         Program overview
A one page program overview that explains the context of the program within
either theme of this year's competition, and it's basic function.

.         The program itself
The program should be zipped into a single file to ensure that all folders
and sub-folders are included. The source files themselves should be
submitted as well as an executable that can be run independently of the
programming language interface (if this is possible - see below).

.         Loading instructions
How to load and run the program

No restrictions are placed on either the programming language or development
environment - however, students should ensure that they include both the
source code and an executable version of the program in their submission.
Listed below are some examples of languages and environments used in both
primary and secondary schools.

Primary Games Programming

.         Scratch

.         Kahootz

.         Kodu

.         Game Maker

Secondary Games Programming

.         C#

.         VB

.         Xbox

.         Game Maker

.         PHP

.         Python

.         iPhone app



.         They include specific documentation outlining the language and
version used

.         Their Graphics and sounds are original or reproduced with
authorisation and acknowledgement


More information can be found on www.vitta.org.au/yaga/competition


Submit entries to yagas at vitta.org.au or mail to:

2012 Young Australasian Games Awards


PO Box 1099

Collingwood VIC 3066


Submit entries by Friday 27 July 2012


All winning entries will be invited to the VITTA Annual Conference at
Caulfield Racecourse on Tuesday, August 7 to receive their prizes.


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