GameGO: Games Grant Opportunity Program

The GameGO program aims to support graduating seniors in Art, Games, & Playable Media who have projects that are in near-complete stage and just need a final round of development and polish to be published.

GameGO will support 2–5 teams of 3–6 students per year whose projects align with the main topics explored within the Ludo Lab Center for Experimental Games Research:

  • Autobiography, Representation, & Gender Identity
  • Environmental, Social, & Economic Justice
  • Political Agency & Civic Participation
  • Experimental Education & Self-Advocacy

If selected, each team will receive:

  • A no-interest loan (final amount TBD) to support 3 months of development work, which only needs to be repaid if the project is profitable after release.
  • Dedicated mentorship by AGPM faculty & staff
  • Access to mentorship, coaching and advice from a variety of games & tech industry partners.

Dates

Solicitation: Winter Quarter of the AGPM Senior Thesis series

Approval Notices: May of Spring Quarter

Submission Requirements

  • A working beta prototype build of their game (function and content complete).
  • Three representative screen shots of the experience.
  • A one-minute trailer.
  • Complete and file a submission form on ludolab.ucsc.edu/gamego (forthcoming).

Review Criteria

Games will be reviewed with consideration to their fit within the four initiative categories above, the strength of the prototype (innovation, production quality, artistic voice), and the game’s commitment to representation and diversity within the field.

Check this page for a submission form soon!