The Hidden Agenda Game Development Contest has launched its call for ideas from undergrads and grad students in teams of up to 8 people. The Contest is offering a $25,000 prize to the winners, along with many additional prizes, and is flexible in the type of game built with regards to platform or engines used.
The game submissions must fulfill two goals--they have to be "incredibly" fun for middle school students, and they have to "secretly" teach them along the way.
Submissions from teams in the previous two years of the contest are available to download and play on Hidden Agenda's beta game site
, which in the coming months will be offered for free to middle school teachers and parents to help their children in school.
Initial "entry forms," a required but nonbinding paper application that says a person/team is interested in potentially building a game, are due December 2006, with the final deadline for game submissions set for May 2007. For more information, visit the Hidden Agenda web site