Announcing the GenCant 2019 Game Design Challenge in Partnership with Button Shy Games.
2019 looks like a bit of a mash up of previous years. We’re back with the wonderful Button Shy games… and we’re back to #RollAndWrite! We’re extra excited about this one because we’re focusing on the under-used polyhedral dice in the format. We know that the mix of dice will inspire some awesome game play ideas with all the game designers out there.
Once again, Button Shy – will co-host the GenCant contest, judging the entries, and contributing to the prize. Huge thanks to Button Shy for donating their time and effort to help ensure GenCant has a unique offering this year.
For all of the GenCanters, the print-and-play version of the winning game will be made available, free of charge, to download during GenCant.
Initial Submissions will be accepted from Saturday June 1, 2019 until Monday July 15, 2019 at 12:00 PT.
Winner will be announced Wednesday July 31, 2019.
The GenCant 2019 Roll and Write game may only use the components listed below:
One single color standard set of polyhedral dice (D4, D6, D8, D10, D12, D20, percentile) You may use fewer dice than included in a single set, but are limited in total to a single polyhedral set.
Maximum 8 pages (8.5in x 11in), single sided, including rules. Only one sheet needs to be dedicated as the player writing sheet (so if you need 4 copies of a page for 4 players, only one of your pages needs to be the player sheet.)
Writing implement. Multiple colors will be allowed, but accessibility is a judging consideration (both for game play and for access to necessary components like specialty colored pens
(Optional) Similar to previous years, we want to support those who may not be able to get gaming in with others – so a solo play option is appreciated but not mandatory.
For your submission, you will need to send the following to
- Game Description: Including Game Title, Player Count, Estimated Play Time, Recommended Ages (if any), Brief Description of the game play and theme notes (if any).
- Print-and-Play File: This should include the rules and play sheet(s). The file can be hosted on either your own site, or a public one like Dropbox or Google Drive.
- Contact Information
Designs must be original works that do not infringe on any intellectual property. Submission must not be publicly available through any retail, secondary or print-on-demand market and may not be currently under consideration for publication by other publishers.
One submission per entrant.
Designers must be 18 years or older to enter.
While designs need not have final artwork or graphics, they should be complete and usable. All designs remain the intellectual property of the designers.
GenCant is a family-friendly event. We encourage creativity with game theme/setting and design that aligns with a broad audience appeal.
Along with being named the Official Game of GenCant 2019, the winning design will receive featured placement on PNP Arcade and receive a special designer rate through 2019. And, for the first time ever, there’s a $100 cash prize too!
All entries may be considered for publication by Button Shy Games.