For the second consecutive year, Union Bank, through its education platform Edu360, has partnered with foremost gaming company Kucheza, to organise another exciting edition of the Mobo Game Jam.
Mobo Game Jam
The Mobo Game Jam is an annual game development competition. The game jam was designed to encourage inclusivity, sustainability, and humanity amongst young innovators from Nigeria and the UK between the ages of 8-18 years. The goal of the competition is to promote gaming as a tool to harness the power of creativity and imagination of young people. This is done while bridging the digital skills gap within our educational system.
Each year, participants are tasked with creating games that combine creativity, compassion and computational thinking to solve pressing global issues. For instance, Last year’s edition tagged ‘Future on Tap’ received over 1,000 submissions of game prototypes! This prototypes explored how to achieve a future where everyone has access to clean water. In response to the United Nations Sustainable Development Goal 13 on climate action, the focus is on clean air. The theme for this year is Carbon Neutrality and Clean Air. Participants will be encouraged to imagine a world where we can have a reduced carbon footprint.
How to Qualify
Mobo Game Jam is open to individuals and teams who meet the age requirement and are innovative and passionate about games. Participants are invited to submit their entries which could be a game or a game concept that tackles the global problem of carbon emissions. The deadline for submission is February 25, 2022.
Participants will have access to free weekly masterclasses and tutoring sessions from industry experts. This is to promote a cross cultural exchange of ideas and help improve their digital skills.
Prizes to be won
The winners of the Mobo game jam will be rewarded with cash prizes and laptops for individuals and. Winning schools will get computing labs. There will also be a live showcase for the top entries.
Interested participants can sign up on here.