Announcing the GenCant 2018 Game Design Challenge in Partnership with Button Shy Games.
After the fun and success of the 2017 Roll-And-Write GenCant contest, we knew we wanted to do it again – but mix it up! What better way to celebrate 2018 than with 18 cards? And, of course, we wanted to partner with the best in the biz when it comes to these slim card games.
Enter Button Shy – the leader in publishing “wallet” games. Button Shy’s Jason Tagmire has graciously agreed to co-host the GenCant contest this year. Not only will Button Shy participate in judging the entries, but they will also publish the winning design in their Wallet Series of games!
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 Wednesday June 6, 2018 until Thursday July 12, 2018 at 23:59 PT.
Winner will be announced Friday July 27, 2018.
The GenCant 2018 Wallet Game may only use the components listed below:
4 Panel Rule Sheet (this is a folded rule sheet that is essentially the size of 4 double sided playing cards.)
(Optional) Similar to last year, we want to support those who may not be able to get gaming in with others – so potential for solo play, whether in the game or a possibility for future development, is appreciated.
For your submission, you will need to send the following to firstname.lastname@example.org
- Pitch Video (3 minutes or less): You will need to provide a link to a video elevator pitch of your game. This may also include examples of play. This video can be hosted either on your own site or a public one like YouTube or Vimeo.
- Rules: You will need to provide a link to a complete rules document that is sufficient for a reader to learn to play the game. The rules can be hosted on either your own site, or a public one like Dropbox or Google Drive. Rules do not need to be production-ready formatted, but should be able to fit on a 4-panel finished rule sheet.
- Game Description: Including Game Title, Player Count, Estimated Play Time, Recommended Ages (if any), Brief Description of the gameplay and theme (if any).
- Print-And-Play File: A printable file with all of the cards that are used in the game (with back sides if required to play.) The cards should be formatted to poker size (3.5”x2.5”) or as close as possible.
- 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.
Along with being named the Official Game of GenCant 2018, the winning design will be published as part of the Button Shy Wallet Series of games (date to be determined.) The winning designer will receive a contract and payments through the Button Shy Games contract standards.
The winner will also receive a Button Shy Pizza Party: A pizza of your choice ordered from your local pizza place (and delivered to you if they deliver.) It’s a Button Shy tradition!
All entries may be considered for publication by Button Shy Games.