This year’s TABLETOP competition has yielded some pretty interesting results with the judges all agreeing that this year’s offerings were slightly more daring than the last. Perhaps this is the result of some veteran tabletoppers returning to even the score or maybe board-games are seeing their way into the schools much more nowadays than ever before.
For those not in the know, Tabletop 2014 is the 2nd time MyGameDev2020 has organized the tabletop game development competition aimed towards secondary school students in an effort to promote creativity. Everyone has the capacity to create using everything things they can find at home or in a local bookstore, with this in mind, the students of this year’s tabletop were given a theme and sent on their merry way to impress the judges with their creations.
This year’s theme was the ENVIRONMENT and while that might sound like a rather boring theme, this year saw the introduction of ‘randomizers’ that shook things up a little. The teams were given additional words to combine with their theme such as Kaiju, K-Pop, Magic, etc. and they had to do their level best to integrate their themes into the game itself. Many students were left squirming in their seats.
Mr. Tan giving the opening speech on MyGameDev2020 and what it was all about. Basically it is a government initiative that is driven by the private sector to educate the public about the viability of the Game Industry both digital and physical.
KDU’s Bachelor of Game Development (Hons) Programme Leader briefing the students about what they needed to do and the announcement of the themes.
Giving out the ‘Randomizers’
Rather cheerful in the morning.
The ‘Vault’ is a storehouse of weird odds and ends for building tabletop game prototypes.
Game Student Edison New curious about what these girls were up to.
Last year’s winners took home a prize again this year albeit it was the third prize but everyones going to watch out for SMK (L) Methodist in the future. This guys are tough competition.
SMK Seafield’s very own Team V3Locity took home the 2nd prize which was a cash prize of RM1000, certificates and a crystal trophy! Good job guys.
SMK Seafield AGAIN! This time, Team Arbitrary takes home the first prize as you can tell by the massive smiles on their faces. These guys are overjoyed and rightly so as they took home RM2000 in cash, certificates and of course, the first prize trophy which sparkled in their hands.
We hope all participants took home something even it wasn’t a prize. The team truly enjoyed organizing and watching the event unfold. The judges were really impressed with the quality of work shown and we hope to see everyone back again for next year’s Tabletop 2015! Huzzah!