Game Over for Corruption in Kosovo!

2016-12-02

Are you passionate about mobile game development? Do you want to contribute to social good for your community? If so, join IPKO Foundation and UNDP on a game design and development challenge and be one of the two teams to win 4,000 EUR to push your idea forward.

UNDP’s Support to Anti-Corruption Efforts (SAEK) project in cooperation with IPKO Foundation is organizing the “Game Over, Corruption” game development challenge focused solely on the theme of corruption. This project is funded by Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation (SDC) and the Danish Development Agency (DANIDA).

This competition aims to use the ever-growing mobile-app gaming sector as a way of transmitting the anti-corruption message and educating the public. In other words, the competition is on the lookout to counter the negative social occurrence by spreading the message through games, as a form of entertainment.

The application deadline is December 18th, 2016 at midnight.

This game development competition is open to game developers and enthusiasts all over Kosovo, from freelancers to professionals. It is expected that the applicants incorporate an innovative and holistic approach towards anti-corruption in their game development.

The event will take place at ODA Theater, on December 23rd, 2016 from 18:00, during which selected teams will have the chance to pitch their idea in front of a judging panel consisting of game developers and designers. Apart from the pitching session, they will be able to listen to speeches from international and local game designers and developers.

The games will serve as an educational and awareness-raising tool about the topic of corruption and anti-corruption efforts. The winners will be announced after the pitching of the ideas, with the winner’s expected to fully develop the game and release it within the agreed time-frame.

For more information, please visit the event here, and the application link here.