What is Game-Making Deathmatch?

Game-Making Deathmatch (GMD) is our annual videogame-making competition where participants work in partners or by themselves to create their own videogames based on a given theme. Participants of GMD will then have a couple months to finish their videogame creations, and once this time limit is up, the submitted entries will be evaluated by a special panel of judges in a variety of categories. The top games of their categories will win amazing prizes!

GMD kick-off: November 29, 2019
Submission deadline: January 17, 2020
You can take some time during your winter break to create something great!

The Theme for GMD 2020-21

Each GMD, a unique theme is announced once the competition begins. Participants of GMD are encouraged to build their games based on this theme, but they can also choose to completely ignore the theme if they wish. The theme for GMD 2020-21 is…


How to Participate in GMD

Read and fill out the GMD sign-up form. The full ruleset can be found here.



OK, I’ve signed up and I’m ready for GMD.  What Now?

Here are some examples of games that have been made in past competitions:

GMD 2017-18 downloads here!