October 2, 2023

Summer Camp - The End of Breathtaking Journey

The Final Contest of Summer Camp is here. Now, let us see the winners.

What is Summer Camp?

The Elympics Summer Camp is a one-of-a-kind experience where participants take part in a three-month journey filled with game creation. During this three-month period, everyone can bring their ideas to life by making the most out of the Unity engine and creating games built with the Elympics platform.

After weeks filled with creative endeavors, the Summer Camp has officially come to an end. Now, we can share with you the finalists and the games that won the hearts of both the Jury and the Community.

Final Contest

With the end of the Summer Camp came the moment to finally test all the games and choose the winners. The external jury gave their all to thoroughly test the games and pick their favorites. The process of choosing the winners was no easy feat for the jury, as they had to carefully evaluate games based on five different factors.

Competitiveness - This criterion assesses whether the game fosters healthy competition among players, a fundamental aspect of engaging gameplay.

Innovation and Gameplay Appeal - Here, we gauge the game's innovativeness and its overall allure in terms of gameplay, crucial for captivating an audience.

Audiovisual Excellence - We delve into the realm of audio and visual effects, scrutinizing their quality and impact on the player's immersion.

Technical Integrity - A technically sound game is essential. We examine the game's technical state to ensure a seamless gaming experience.

Gameplay Immersion - This criterion provides insights into the overall gameplay experience, vital for player satisfaction.

Jury Award

The Jury comprised people deeply involved in the gaming industry at various stages, which gave them a unique perspective on the games created by Summer Camp participants. Without further ado, let’s see which games were selected by the jury as finalists.

1st Place - Revolverist by Revolversit Team

Revolverist offers intense one-on-one battles, pushing your reflexes and tactical skills to the limit with an ideal mix of FPS and deck builder mechanics. Set up ammo in the cylinder and enter the arena.

2nd Place - Plated Ghost by BOA

Plated Ghosts is a 2-4 PVP Free for All fighting game in a classic deathmatch where players kill each other by hitting the enemy player with their weapons. Rules are simple - conquer or be conquered.

3rd Place - Lasered! by Szypułka

Have you ever played Portal 2 Co-op with a friend? Have you tried to fry them with a laser beam and a reflection cube? In Lasered! you have to use lasers to kill your opponents and be the last one standing.

Community Award

Alongside the jury voting, there was also an additional voting event - Community Voting, where everyone could choose their favorite games and cast their votes.

The engagement we witnessed was truly amazing, with 572 votes cast and more than 3,000 games played. The community showed remarkable enthusiasm in selecting the winners. Let’s find out who captured the hearts of our community.

1st Place - Truck Trails and Troublemakers by Glitchy Games Studio

Trucks Trails and Troublemakers is a crazy, fast-paced cross between a racing game and a third person shooter. Customize your car and weapon and race up to 5 other players through the track.

2nd Place - Raccoon Fall by Bailando

Raccoon Fall is a competitive 2v2 arcade game with 2D graphics. The players take control of adventurous raccoons that traverse different interesting locations from top to bottom. To safely reach their destination, racoons tie themselves with a rope, on which they swing from one ledge to another.

3rd Place - Meowmancers by KAPPA

Battle in a dynamic arena, collect powerful spells, and discover Tarot cards. To become a real Meowmancer you need to cast spells and win against your opponents in this ingenious mixture of FPS with RNG mechanics.

Win-Win for Everyone

If you thought we would only allow six teams to enjoy the Grand Finale of Summer Camp, you were mistaken. Our goal was to make Summer Camp a win-win journey for everyone, and we believe we've achieved it.

All participants who successfully completed the Summer Camp will receive a one-time financial boost of $600 per team to support their gaming journey. Additional resources for hosting will also be provided, enabling them to launch their games, possibly on platforms like Steam Early Access or other market validation methods.

For the most promising games, our extensive network of partners offers an environment conducive to further developing one’s skills and delving deeper into the world of game creation. Throughout the entire Summer Camp, participants had an incredible opportunity to acquire new skills, test their knowledge in practice, and improve their prospects in the competitive job market. The coveted Elympics certificate, earned during this program, can significantly enhance a developer's or team's chances of securing roles in the ever-growing field of Elympics game development.

Special Thanks

We would also love to thank our sponsors who made the entire journey of Summer Camp even more exciting for the participants. It’s worth noting G2A, GameDev Tube (GDT), Game Industry Conference (GIC), and Game Swift are deeply involved in the gaming and blockchain industry creating an ideal merge of the world we’re building with Elympics.

G2A is the heart of digital revolution as it serves the role of the world's largest marketplace for digital entertainment. Upon visiting G2A you will not only purchase a number of different games, but also in-game items like skins, boosts, as well as gift cards.

GameDev Tube is a web3 mobile gaming studio focused on creating multifunctional digital products. GDT is not only focused on gaming itself, but provides entertainment for all mobile platforms delivering gaming products with lifestyle elements through mid/hardcore mobile games and hyper-casual productions.

Game Industry Conference is the largest game development conference in Poland, drawing world-class experts from the gaming industry. This conference runs concurrently with the Poznan Game Arena, one of Europe's most significant and largest game expos, boasting over 79,300 visitors who enjoy the show by testing games and hardware from more than 220 exhibitors. It's the go-to event for everyone passionate about gaming.

GameSwift is revolutionizing the gaming industry with its modular blockchain and ecosystem. It provides all the necessary elements to create a thriving web3 gaming empire. This 360-degree project caters to game developers and studios, equipping them with the tools needed to launch web2 games into the web3 environment. It also serves as a space for avid gamers who want to immerse themselves in the crypto world and be part of web3. The primary goal of GameSwift is to cultivate the largest gaming community possible, ensuring games gain immediate traction and reach a wide audience of players.

If you’d like to learn more about our sponsors, visit their social media for more info - G2A, GameDev Tube, Game Industry Conference (GIC), and Game Swift.

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