Mobo Game Jam is a global game-making challenge brought to you by Kucheza Gaming, Edu360, WaterAid and Ukie education’s Digital Schoolhouse and Into Games.
Young innovators from across the globe are challenged to create a games prototype of epic proportions in this international debut.
Teams and individuals from ages 8 - 18 years are encouraged to combine creativity, compassion and computational thinking to solve a worldwide problem.
Delivered by the renowned storyteller Grandma Wura, the brief invites entrants to submit a game or game idea that explores a solution to a future where everyone has access to clean water.
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 water in the defence against climate change.
How would you build a future where everyone has access to water?
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
Into Games is a UK based, non-profit organisation setup to give young people support and guidance on how to find a rewarding career in games.
Their primary focus is on developing opportunities and aspiration for those currently underrepresented in the sector by developing stronger links between education, youth groups and industry while making support and guidance more accessible to all.
Find out more: intogames.org
We are WaterAid, the international not-for-profit making clean water, decent toilets and good hygiene normal for everyone, everywhere. Our mission is to transform the lives of the poorest and most marginalised people by improving access to safe water, sanitation and hygiene. With the help of our local partners, we work with communities to build low-cost, sustainable solutions that meet their needs.
We exist because 785 million people live without clean water close to home, and 2 billion don’t have a decent toilet of their own. And climate change is making the situation worse.
Find out more: wateraid.org
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