Interactive Application Contest
February 4 - March 8
A team of 2 SkillsUSA students from a program covering game and/or software development can create an original game or application during the same school year as the competition. The team will be judged on both their concept and the execution of their technical skills. Up to four other students from the program can provide assistance (e.g., a team of 2 programmers can received assistance with art assets from up to 4 peers
|Planning, Concept Art & Storyboard||100|
|Presentation, Summary & Analysis||100|
|Game Play/Effective Simulation & UI||200|
|Visual Design, 2D & 3D Assets & Audio||200|
|Technical Skills & Code Development||150|
|Performance & Optimization||150|
Resume Penalty -10 pts
Clothing Penalty -50 pts
Note: “Code Development” also refers to the development of blueprints like in the Unreal Engine
For men: White polo shirt with black dress slacks, black socks and black leather shoes
For women: White polo shirt with black dress skirt (knee-length) or slacks with businesslike white, collarless blouse or white blouse with small, plain collar that may not extend onto the lapels of the blazer; black sheer or skin-tone seamless hose and black dress shoes.
Note: For the state competition you DO NOT need the official SkillsUSA white polo. A brand-less white polo is acceptable.
Any questions or concerns can be directed to the Contest Chair: Brandon Soards (email@example.com)
Each team of 2 must provide the following for the competition:
- Computer capable of compiling and running the video game or application
- Monitor with necessary cables
- Input Peripherals (Keyboard, Mouse, X-Box Controller, etc.)
- Power Strip
Note: Up to four students from the same program can provide assistance during the development of the game/app. They must be credited in the affidavit.
- Single Page Resume for each team member
- Affidavit signed by all team members, instructor/advisor and administrator (declaring the work was done solely by team members and during this school year)
- Game Design Document (GDD) with the following sections:
- Overview (1 page, 1 side)
- SWOT (1 page, 1 side)
- Concept Artwork (2 pages, double sided)
- Code Examples (2 pages, double sided)
Note: See national standards for more details on the composition of these documents
3. Digital Submission
- In addition to the printed format, all documents in the GDD should be saved in word or PDF format and placed on a USB Flash Drive physically and digitally labeled “Interactive Team X”. Replace ‘X’ with your team letter.
Note: Video trailers are NOT required at the state championship. If you proceed to the National level please observe section E of the national standards and prepare the two required videos.
Feb 4-15 Written Test:
- Complete the online test during the testing window
- Teammates can work together on the test.
Note: The test is taken from a previous written test at the national level.
Mar 7 2:00-4:30: Computer Drop-of
- You can drop off your computer equipment to UTC
Mar 8 8:00-9:00: Computer Drop-off / Setup
- You can drop off and setup your computer workstation during this time
9:00-11:00: Demonstration / Judge Interviews
- Be prepared to present your game/app to the public
- During this time you will also be interviewed by the judges
- Receive general critique and recommendations from judges
12:00: Competition Ends
Note: Make sure your team members know their team letter. This is what is announced at closing ceremony