Mobo Game Jam is a global game-making challenge brought to you by Kucheza Gaming, Ukie education’s Digital Schoolhouse and Union Bank’s Edu360.
Young innovators from across the globe are challenged to create a games prototype of epic proportions in this international competition.
Teams and individuals from ages 8 - 18 years are encouraged to combine creativity, compassion and computational thinking to solve a worldwide problem.
The brief invites entrants to submit a game or game idea that explores a solution to a future where everyone has access to clean air.
Along the way, creators will also receive free virtual masterclasses from experts in the field, to help improve their digital skills and careers education.
Winners will have the opportunity to see their games showcased live and will help raise awareness of the importance of clean air in the defence against climate change.
How would you build a future where everyone has access to air free of polution?
The jam aims to act as a catalyst for cultural exchange between entrants by promoting inclusivity, sustainability and humanity in their ideas.
To ensure that the jam is accessible to everyone, entrants can submit paper or digital prototypes.
Ukie (UK games industry trade body) believe in education for everyone: inspiring all ages, at every level. We provide services for education, fostering the next generation of games talent through our flagship initiatives: Digital Schoolhouse, Into Games, Ukie Student Membership, Ukie Training and Video Games Ambassadors. We nurture aspiring young people in their early years, through to further education, higher education and throughout their career.
Find out more: ukie.org.uk/education
Ukie’s not-for-profit Digital Schoolhouse programme, together with Nintendo UK, uses play-based learning to engage the next generation of pupils and teachers with the Computing curriculum. Digital Schoolhouse backed by the creative digital industries and government. Sponsors include PlayStation®, SEGA, Ubisoft and Outright Games.
Find out more: digitalschoolhouse.org.uk
Kucheza Gaming is an Africa focused esports and games company for 6 – 18 year olds (primary and secondary schools). “Kucheza” is a Swahili word meaning “play” or “to play”. At Kucheza, we embrace “play” as a force for youth development and empowerment in Africa, the youngest and fastest growing continent.
We see gaming as the gateway to digital excellence. Aspirational for their children, parents around the continent prioritise education. Reflecting this, we develop products which bring together gamers, parents and the games industry to deliver vocational, educational and economic value in a fun way.
Find out more: kuchezagaming.com
Edu360 is an education focused platform created by Union Bank to drive private sector engagement in delivering Nigeria’s Sustainable Development Goal 4 - Quality Education.
Edu360 brings industry stakeholders together to enable positive and lasting change in education at scale to secure the future of every Nigerian child through advocacy, creating access to new forms of education and action; direct intervention in the education space.
Find out more: edu360.ng