Build Your Future

March 1-3 in San Francisco, California

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What does your future look like?

This year’s KVGM Challenge: Build your own video game using Bloxels and show us exactly what the future holds for you!

You can be anything you want to be. Are you an astronaut whirling through space on your way to Mars? Are you a veterinarian healing dangerous wild animals on the African savannah? Maybe you’re a superhero whose sole purpose is to protect humanity from evil-doers?

It’s time to build your future. What will you make?! The possibilities are endless!

What is KVGM?

Video games are special, because they combine so many different disciplines - art, programming, architecture, story-telling, iterative development, quality testing and many more.

Kids as Video Game Makers is a contest designed to give kids - ages 5-14 - the opportunity to show off their video game-making skills.

With Bloxels, we're giving kids as young as 5 years old the power to create and share within a medium they know and love: video games - as well as learning through the entire process.

What is GDC?

Game Developers Conference (GDC) is where everyone involved in the video game industry comes to hang out, learn, show off new games/toys and exchange ideas that shape the future of the industry.

Over 27,000 people attend this conference every year in San Francisco, California. It's a pretty big deal! Actually, it's the biggest video game conference in the world.

Bert Reuler

Bert Reuler

Mattel Global Product Lead - Emerging Tech
Matt Farber

Matt Farber

Valleyview Middle School New Jersey City University Teacher, Author
John Eternal

John Eternal

Playstation Developer Relations
Ryan Harwell

Ryan Harwell

Cartoon Network Digital Development & Developer Relations
Chris Sumsky

Chris Sumsky

Crystal Fish Games Director & Co-Founder
Yonatan Raz-Fridman

Yonatan Raz-Fridman

Kano Co-Founder
Kurt Klynen

Kurt Klynen

Teacher, Author, and Presenter in België
Matt Raithel

Matt Raithel

Graphite Lab Co-Founder
Robert Kalman

Robert Kalman

Pixel Press Educator in Residence
Rob Santos

Rob Santos

Webster University Game Design and Production Instructor
Travis Allen

Travis Allen

iSchool Initiative President and CEO
Mark Pavlyukovskyy

Mark Pavlyukovskyy

Piper Inc. Founder and CEO

Grand Prize Winner

All Expense Paid Trip to GDC for up to 4 People

  • Includes Flight, Hotel & GDC Entry Fee
  • Poster, Game & Various Game Art Featured in the Bloxels Booth at GDC

Second Place

  • $500 Cash Prize Toward Technology Focused Learning Program
  • Poster, Game & Various Game Art Featured in the Bloxels Booth at GDC

Third Place

  • $250 Cash Prize Toward Technology Focused Learning Program
  • Poster, Game & Various Game Art Featured in the Bloxels Booth at GDC