The 8th International Educational Games Competition at ECGBL 2020

ECGBL 2020 will host the 8th International Educational Game Competition (IEGC) on 24th - 25th September 2020.

Games submitted for the competition are expected to accomplish an educational goal. Authors should be prepared to explain their design and evaluation process, why it is innovative (the game itself or its educational setting), how engaging and/or immersive it is and how they achieved (will achieve) the impact they seek. The game should be in a development state that engages the player for at least 10 minutes.

The competition will be divided into two sections – one for fully developed games and one for games in development. Prizes will be awarded to the best entries in each category.

The aims of the competition are:

  • To provide an opportunity for educational game designers and creators to participate in the conference and demonstrate their game design and development skills in an international competition;
  • To provide an opportunity for GBL creators to peer-assess and peer-evaluate their games;
  • To provide ECGBL attendees with engaging and best-practice games that showcase exemplary applications of GBL.

Games in any format are welcome and this includes both digital and non-digital applications.


In the first instance a 500 word outline should be submitted online. Successful competitors will be invited to attend ECGBL 2020 in UK to present their games to the judges.

Submit a game outline here

Important Dates

Abstract Submission Deadline – 27 April 2020

Notification of Game Acceptance –6 May 2020


If you have any queries, email:


Previous Winners have Included

2019 Winner

Master of Numbers
Bilgen Demirdaş

2018 Joint Winners

The Chantry.
David Moore, Sheffield Hallam University, UK

Crabs & Turtles,
Katerina Tsarava, Leibniz Institut fuer Wissensmedien, Germany

2017 Winner

Datak: A serious game about personal data.
Julien Schekter & Bastien von Wyss, RTS (Radio Télévision Suisse), Switzerland

2016 Winner

Circuit Warz
Michael Callaghan, Niall McShane and Augusto Gomez Eguiluz, Ulster University, UK

2015 Winner

Czechoslovakia 38-89: Assassination
Cyril Brom, CharlesUniversity, Prague, Czech Republic

2014 Winner

Meister Cody - Talasia Learning Math
Tino Holthausen, Kaasa Health, Germany

2013 Winner

Mystery of Taiga River
Sasha Barab and Anna Arici, Arizona State University, USA