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The DARE research centre at University College London are running a competition during UK Code week to make Viking games, using their popular game-authoring tool Missionmaker. You can read about Missionmaker at This version of Missionmaker was designed for a project on the Anglo-Saxon poem Beowulf, so its environments and characters are perfect for making Viking games. We have made Viking games recently with school students and educators in Denmark and Norway – now it’s the UK’s turn!

missionmakerOnce you sign up for the competition, we will send you a link to download a free copy of Missionmaker for 6 months, and instructions and rules for the competition. There will be six prizes: perpetual free site licences for missionmaker for the three best school entries; perpetual free individual licences for the three best individual entries.

Missionmaker games are perfect for UK CODEWEEK because:

  • They encourage the use of programming principles such as Boolean logic through game design
  • You learn about game design as well as coding, and produce satisfying 3D adventure games.

Click on the link below to sign up!