Participate in the largest game development competition in Cyprus for students and bring the Challenge to your school! Enrolment is now open!
Join the Game Development Challenge/Logipaignion 2022 -running for the twelfth year- for students at public and private schools and Universities in Cyprus.
In addition to the traditional tracks to build a playable video game, this year we are introducing an alternative track: Create and submit a paper prototype and game design document!
Join for the opportunity to earn big prizes offered by our Major Sponsor, Cyta, and the opportunity to learn from the experts in the field. Meet and interact with the local community. Learn from experts at local companies, universities and meet your peers for an ultimate experience.
Playable games or game designs submitted must be educational. It is very important that entries do not contain material that is inappropriate, indecent, offensive, or defamatory, material that promotes intolerance, racism, hostility against any group or individual, or promotes discrimination based on race, gender, religion, nationality, physical or mental disability, sexual orientation or age. Entries must not promote violence against humans or animals, should not include scenes or incidents of violence and materials such as guns and knives and in general must not contain material that is illegal.
This year each track has been assigned one theme/element:
Junior Track: Water
Senior Track: Wind
Advanced Track: Earth
Game Design Track: Sun
Teams in the Junior, Senior and Advanced track may, but are not limited to, use Scratch, GODOT, Unity or Cocos2d or any other free/open source platform to develop their games.
To enrol, students should fill out the online Registration Form by December 17, 2021.
Teams must provide:
name of each team member and email addresses
name of advisor(s) and email addresses
name of the school
name of the team
an abstract of the game to be developed
Final submissions should be completed by March 31, 2022, and must include:
Executable program (game) created with one of the platforms supported the competition and which can be executed by the evaluators without using specialized software.
Source Code and Libraries
Reporting form (description of the idea and philosophy of the game and discussion on the development process of the game)
Group information that includes game title, names of group members, school / university name, game category, game’s development platform.
Ali Najm received a B.Sc. degree in Engineering from Azad University of Tehran, Iran (2009) and an M.A. degree in Business Administration from University of Cyprus (2012). His research interests include virtual reality, video games, data analysis and monitoring/interactive instruments.
Aimilios Hadjiliasi is a PhD candidate at the University of Central Lancashire. He is a recent 1st class honours graduate in BSc Computing, specialising in Computer Games Development at the University of Central Lancashire, Cyprus (UCLan Cyprus). He is the studio manager of the ‘Rays and Vectors’ educational student-led game studio at UCLan.
Andreas is researching and testing new technologies, optimising solutions, new gameplays, and new ways to interact with the audience. In addition, he trains new employees at the Tech Department, analyzes and explains games’ functionalities and components/frameworks to the teams. As a Senior Programmer he is responsible for the development and maintenance of games. He creates and supports the creation of features, components, frameworks, and tools.
Charis has experience as a Game Developer, Software Engineer and has participated in Logipaignion when he was a student at UCY.
Dr Chris Christou teaches 3D Game Development and VR Game Development as well as Introduction to Programming (Java in Processing IDE) at the University of Nicosia. He has expertise in C# coding as well as First-Person/Third-Person game design in Unity3D. His research interests include cognitive studies in virtual environments and game design for teaching and clinical rehabilitation.
Dr Louis Nisiotis is a lecturer in Computing and the Course Leader of BSc (Hons) Computing at the University of Central Lancashire, Cyprus (UCLan Cyprus), leading the delivery of Computer Games Development and Computer Graphics modules. He is the director of the ‘Rays and Vectors’ educational student-led game studio, aiming at providing workplace simulation to support the learning journey of the game development students at UCLan Cyprus.
Dr. Panayiotis Charalambous is the team leader of the V-EUPNEA MRG of CYENS since June 2019. He has worked as a Visiting Lecturer in the Department of Computer Science at the University and as both an Associate Research Scientist and a Computational Scientist at the CaSToRC centre of the Cyprus Institute. He is an an experienced Computational Scientist and his spericalizations include Computer Graphics, Computer Animation and Crowd simulations. Panayiotis has been involved in the Logipaignion competition for many years now, coaching and supporting students.
Software development producer experienced both in product and project management for game development studios. Roman has designer and lead game designer experience that he applies to solve the tasks and issues associated to the product management domain of video games. During his career he has worked and released more than 90 projects for 7 gaming titles. Currently working as an internal producer with a team that provides machine learning and AI solutions for the Wargaming products to support the game design and publishing needs.