The Photos Challenge (5 games)


Wednesday, September 8, 2010 - 7:00pm to Tuesday, October 19, 2010 - 7:00pm

Description, by Kelsey Higham

This post will be updated with videos! Meanwhile, here the downloadable games entered in the Photos Game Challenge.

[No video was taken of this game, sadly!]
by Marek, Phillip, Michael, and Travis

Ghost House
by John, Rosemary, Euclid, Cindy, and Matt

by Kristopher, Douglas, Anh, Rocky, Justin, and Chris

A Game About Robots (source code)
by Patrick, Kristi, Josh, and Chris Nelson

The Photo Game
by Sri, Kelsey, and Billy

Complete rules

The theme of the first game challenge of the semester is "photos"!


What does this mean for you, the aspiring gamesmith? It means that you must make a game tangentially related to photos in some form. It could use photographs for graphics. It could use a game mechanic somehow related to photography. It could involve a physical camera. Remember, it doesn't have to be a video game—it could be a board game or a variant on tag! Basically, if you can BS us into thinking that it's related to photos, you're in. And we know you can. You're a college student.


This time around, we decided to prod the introverts a little by putting people into teams. You can still form your own teams, if you want, but it might be fun to work with someone random.

If you signed up at the meeting, you should have received an email telling you who your teammates are. We took care to put an experienced member in every team; if you need help, Marek, Cindy, Alex Kerr, David Do, Kelsey, Euclid, Kristopher, or Patrick would be a good first person to ask.

If you didn't sign up, or haven't been put in a team for some other reason, you can ask on the mailing list and we'll help you out. Don't worry, you needn't have attended the meeting or anything; you can just pop in out of the blue and you'll be more than welcome.

Official Rules

this part is so boring

  • You may work in teams of up to 5 people.
  • You may use existing assets for this challenge, provided you have the right to use them. Try Creative Commons-licensed photos on Flickr!
  • Your game must be related somehow, anyhow, to photos.
  • Your game is due on October 5th October 19th!

Have fun and make games!