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Google's Change the game design challenge

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Google's Change the game design challenge

Google has recently launched “Change the Game Design” contest to encourage students who are passionate about game designing during this lockdown.

Google is seeking for new and innovative ideas in designing new games and came with this challenge stating that “If you’ve ever wondered what it takes to build a game of your own, tell us your idea—if you want to play it, we want to hear it”. In an official blog post by Aude Gandon, Global Brand Director of Google Play had officially made the contest live on the official Google Blog.

Starting from this Tuesday, Google is accepting applications for the 2020 Change the Game Design Challenge till July 31, 2020. And with schools closed for the year and many of you spending extra time at home, they’re expeceting a little huge number of applicants.

If your game idea is selected, you’ll receive an invitation to meet other game changers. Together, you’ll participate in an online game development workshop hosted by our partner Girls Make Games. Throughout four sessions, you’ll get a crash course and hands on experience turning your idea into a playable game.

You can enter into the challenge by completing the form from here.


To be eligible to enter the Challenge, an Entrant must:

  1. be a U.S. citizen or a permanent legal U.S. resident (i.e. must be able to show proof of permanent legal residence)
  2. be aged between 13 years and 18 years on the date of complete Entry Form submission
  3. have obtained a parent’s or legal guardian’s prior permission to enter the Challenge. Minors must have the permission of a parent or legal guardian to enter the Challenge and be eligible to receive any benefits.

Minimum Technical Requirements:

  1. Internet Connection
  2. One of the Supported Browsers (Google Chrome 57+, Firefox 55+, Safari 11+, Microsoft Edge 16+)
  3. One of the Supported OS
    • Windows: Windows 7, Windows 8, Windows 8.1, Windows 10 or newer
    • Mac: OS X / macOS 10.9 or newer
    • Linux: 64-bit Ubuntu 14.04+, Debian 8+, openSUSE 13.3+, or Fedora Linux 24+
    • Chrome OS: Any Chrome OS device updated to v57+
    • Android: Any Android 5.0+ device with at least 1GB RAM
    • iOS: Any iOS 11+ device