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UK Opening event, 6 October 2018, at UCL Base KX

Keynote Speakers




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!

Missionmaker games are perfect for UK code week 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.

There will be prizes of free perpetual licences for winning schools and individuals, both at Key Stage 2 and Key Stage 3.

Find out more about the competition, and how to enter, at: