Games Ireland – Rules


Please note Game Studio Ireland Challenge Cup Rules are subject to change. All entrants must ensure full compliance with rules and agreed to terms of the participation agreement.
General Rules

Entrants must read and agree to the Participation Agreement.
Entrants to the Game Studio Ireland Challenge Cup can be an;
Individual entry
Team entry (of no more than 6 students, each team member should agree to the Participation Agreement)
Entrants will be accepted from 2nd, 3rd and/or 4th years that are full time undergraduate 3rd level courses and Fetac level 6 game design related courses. Entrants must have the approval of an academic mentor.

Closing date for registration of teams is Monday March 5th 2022 5.00 p.m.

Submission of entries closes on Wed March 9th 2022 5.00 p.m.

The team name and the title of the game must be the same so as to assist in the judging process.

Students are required to submit using a One Drive or Google Drive folder shared with

  1. Game Executable
  2. Source Code
  3. Design Doc
  4. A video Trailer Screencast max of 90 seconds
  5. Game Play and Game Mechanics Screen Cast (max 10 mins)
  6. Algorithms and Programming Screen Cast  (max 10 mins)

Follow the instructions on the Submit page

Two entries per educational institution is allowed. Institutions may apply to submit up-to five entries for consideration and these maybe allocated available places, in priority order as identified by the institutions academic mentor and at the discretion of the organising committee. Colleges and Universities must officially register each Game Entry as set out in the competition schedule.
Entrants to the Game Studio Ireland Challenge shall base their Game Entry on the theme of the Games Fleadh. Copies of entrant’s source code, art and audio work must be submitted as set out in the competition schedule..
The entrants must submit a Game Design Report explaining in detail their design and how this has been implemented.

The Judging Panel will be nominated by the organising committee. The Judging Panel must be satisfied as to the suitability of each entrant’s Game Entry and that it fairly reflects the work and research of the individual or each member of a team.

Each team member must be present themselves for an online interview on April 1st 2022 (time to be confirmed between 9.00 a.m. and 11.00a.m.). If a team member does not present for interview they cannot form part of a competing team, no exceptions.
The Game Entry must be the contestants own work. Any breach of this will result in immediate disqualification.
The Game Entry will developed using resources.
The Game Entry must be demonstrable on Windows  and/or Xbox 360/XBox One and/or a mobile phone.
The use of external API’s should be limited and where used fully documented in the Game Design Report.
The Game Studio Ireland Challenge will consist of online screen casts  of each Game Entry as well as a possible online interview by judges the morning of April 1st 2022

Teams are responsible for uploading and sharing their entries with the Games Fleadh organisers.

If a team plans to bring stand alone video screen that do not fit on the table allocated then they must get permission 1 week in advance (Feb 26th 2020) of the competition from the Games Fleadh organisers. This permission must be routed through their Lecturer who is acting as their mentor.

If these rules conflict in any way with the Participation Agreement, the Participation Agreement takes precedence.
Incomplete, damaged, defaced or illegible Game Entries may be deemed invalid at the sole discretion of organising committee.

Game Entry constitutes full and unconditional acceptance of these rules.
The organising committee reserves the right to disqualify anyone in breach of these rules.
The decision of the Organising committee, Interview Panel and Judges will be final.
Game Studio Ireland Challenge 2022 Specific Game Rules

Game Studio Ireland Challenge will honour the theme racing game.
A Game Entry can be submitted as 2D or 3D games.