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Vehicle Game Design Contest

We at The Game Crafter are pleased to announce our first of many design contests. Each will have a theme, and a short set of rules. After that it's all up to your creativity to see what happens.
There are many different kinds of vehicles in our parts catalog. For our first contest we want you to design a game that features one or more of the vehicle parts in our parts catalog. It doesn't matter whether you feature just one kind of vehicle (like a boat racing game), or if you create a game that requires a whole horde of different vehicles (like a military strategy game). 

There are very few rules to this contest, but for your game to be considered, you must stay within them:

  1. You must use at least one type of vehicle from our parts catalog.
  2. You may use any of our printed components or the parts from our catalog to design your game.
  3. Your game must not cost more than $19.99 to manufacture, and the game box must be included in the manufacturing cost.
  4. This must be an original game created for this contest. You may not use one of your previously published works.
  5. Your game need not be published to the shop by the end of the contest, but it must comply with all shop publishing standards, so that it is publish ready.
  6. You must submit your game to the crafter points submission form no later than October 1, 2011 at 10pm US Central Time.  
  7. We reserve the right to reject submissions that infringe upon intellectual property, that are excessively vulgar, or that look like they have been slapped together in an afternoon.

There will be many prizes awarded as part of this contest. 

  • Grand Prize: 100,000 crafter points (aka 100 days of featured status for your game), and listed in our hall of fame.*
  • First Runner Up: 30,000 crafter points.
  • Every Valid Submission: 5,000 crafter points.
  • Plus the games are yours to sell in the shop afterwards, and any profits are yours to keep.
  • We will also be awarding 10,000 bonus crafter points for each of three categories: best artwork, most creative game, and best written rules.

*More on the hall of fame later.
Good luck! If you have questions, reply here. 




Thanks for the opportunity.

I have to initial questions:

1) May a designer submit more than one game?

2) Which criteria will be used to judge submissions?



I'm very sorry for taking so long to reply. I wish BGDF had an email notification, cuz I didn't notice this question until now (15 days later).

1) You may submit as many games as you like to the contest.

2) The three criteria listed at the end for special prizes are the judging criteria: best artwork, most creative game, and best written rules. Whichever has the best combination of the three will be our winner.


Thanks for the answers. I've just read them now (email notification would be much welcome).

Anyway, I have more questions...

When submitting my game(s), through crafter points submission form, shall I send mat (front and back) and rules as a single attached compressed file? If not, how then? Is there anything else I should send along with mat and rules?

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