Buffalo Game Space

Buffalo Game Space

Mayor Brown Announces Challenge To Game Developers, Designers, And Technology Enthusiasts

Mayor Byron Brown is pleased to announce the Mayor’s Serious Computer Game Design Competition. The Serious Computer Game Design Competition will encourage technology enthusiasts to use their creativity to design a video game about Buffalo, a game that teaches employable skills and respect for diversity, while building a futuristic city of Buffalo. The top winner of the competition gets a $5,000 prize.

The goal of this contest is to create a video game concept that will:

  • Teach life skills and job readiness skills that lead to meaningful employment;
  • Highlight the importance of diversity in society and in the workplace;
  • Develop a video game that educates and is fun to play, while positively promoting the City of Buffalo;
  • Create a marketable electronic game that can be played on multiple formats (i.e. phone, tablet, and computer).

Mayor Brown will host the Serious Computer Game Design Competition, March 20, 2015 through March 22, 2015 at the Buffalo Game Space in the Tri-Main Building Suite: 2495 Main Street, suite 454. Game designers will have two-days to create the most innovative serious game concept and design. In Round One, the three finalists will receive cash prizes and advance to the next round. (1st prize $1,250; 2nd prize $750; 3rd prize $500) Round Two will take place in April and that’s when the finalists will present their games to a panel of judges. The winner will then be selected and receive a grand prize cash award in the amount of $5,000.

Official Rules and Registration can be found here.