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, but if you submit a game, any game, you will win something too!
GMD kick-off: November 17, 2016
Sign-up deadline: January 12, 2017
Submission deadline: January 19, 2017
You can take some time during your winter break to create something great!
The Theme for GMD 2016-17
For each and every 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 2016-17 is…
How to Participate in GMD
Read and fill out the GMD sign-up form below then pay the small fee either in person at a meeting or online, with the PayPal form below. You can sign up anytime before Jan. 12, 2017.
OK, I’ve signed up and I’m ready for GMD. What Now?
- Grab some information on game development tools and tutorials from our Game Development Tools section.
- Check out the GMD games from previous years here!
- Chat with other developers in our Discord chat room.
- The full ruleset.
Here are some examples of games that have been made in past competitions: