Gaming Like It's 1923

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Contest nameGaming Like It's 1923
Contest organizerRandy Lubin of Diegetic Games and Mike Masnick of Techdirt (on
Contest start01/01/2019
Submission deadline01/02/2019
Entry feenone
Monetary prizes?none
Other prizes?

Every winner will get a copy of our recently Kickstarted board game CIA: Collect It All or a Techdirt Copymouse t-shirt - their pick!

We’ll be awarding prizes in the following categories:

Best Analog Games
Best Digital Game
Best adaptation of a 1923 work
Best remixing of multiple sources (at least one has to be from 1923)
Best “Deep Cut” (use of a work not listed on any of the round up articles)
Best Visuals

More information

There are plenty of interesting works to draw on, including silent films starring Charlie Chaplin and Buster Keaton, stories by P.G. Wodehouse and F. Scott Fitzgerald, and poems by Edna St. Vincent Millay and Robert Frost.

For analog games, we’re looking for tabletop RPGs, larps, board games, and everything in between. We encourage you to design something short and quickly playable. Our judges are only committed to reading the first four pages of your submission. Golden Cobra and Game Chef contain great examples of brief, compelling games.

Don’t worry about making a highly polished game! We’re more interested in your ideas and how you use the public domain.

Contest requirements

At least one work from 1923 must be included in your game in some form.