|Rules & Description|
The purpose of the competition
It is the intention of the Hippodice Spieleclub e. V. (Games Club) to bridge the gap between authors and publishers and to initiate contact between authors and players. We want to help editors and puslishers to sort out all these newly developed games and we also want to help authors find their way to the publishers. The Competition is open to all kinds of ready - to - play prototypes. An experienced committee will select a winner. Only thoroughly testet and selected games will be recommended to the major game publishing companies.
The winners' presentation ceremony is held at the yearly gathering of authors in Göttingen, Germany. All games participating in the final round and some more recommendable games will be presented in a more detailed report about the competition. This report is sent to games publishing companies, manufacturers and producers.
To enter the competion
Only prototypes of newly developed games not yet commercially exploited may enter the competition. It is wisely suggested that only prototypes not yet submitted to any game company be entered in the competition.Each author is allowed to enter up to two games in the competition. The entry application must be in written form. The decision about actual participation is done by two individually indpendent groups, based on the general description of the game and of it's rules.To the competition submitted games may not exceed an edition of 100 copies up to the day at that the winner will be nominated.1. Therefore the application must comprise:
· a description of the game, not more than 2 pages (DIN A4 or letter format), typed (handwritten applications will not be accepted); the number of players, all game components and duration must be clearly stated
· the rules
· not more than 2 additional pages with pictures etc.
· add your name on the rules and on the description
2. The author must pay for the shipment of the prototype(s) and for each game submitted an attendance fee of EURO 10.-. Additionally theauthor has to pay for the return shipment of the game(s). !no checks! PayPal is possible.
3. We are not liable for any unsollicited games.
4. Any games whose application had been done for in a previous Games Authors' Competition of the Hippodce Spieleclub e. V. may apply again,
if they were rejected in the first place and had not been actually submitted for test playing.
5. All rights of a game remain with the author.
The game must be packed in a strong cardboard box (if dispachting from within Germany please use the Standard Box of Deutsche Post).
This box must be addressed to the sender.
A dispatch form and return transport fee must be added (Euro banknote or freeway dispatch form).!no checks! PayPal is possible.
All this must be packed in a larger box, which then will be dispatched to the organisers of this competition.
Submitted games remain with the organisers at least up to the final round. Each game will be sent back to the author the same way it was submitted. Under certain circumstances a game may be passed on to any game publishing companies, who show some interest in that game. Usually the games will be sent back as soon as the feedback reports are completed.
The final round
All prototypes submitted will be thoroughly playtested by members of the Hippodice Spieleclub e. V.
The organizers of this competition will select approximately 10 games for the final round, their decision based on these tests. These final candidates are then played and testet again by the members of a highly experienced jury. The actual members of this jury may vary from year to year.
The publication of the competition’s results
In order to make the games know to the public and game companies, the organisers of the competition issue some substantial publications. For this purpose only the authors grant all publishing rights in form of reviews, short revies, photos etc. of their submitted game to the organisers of this competition, including name and address of the author.
The organisers reserve the right to forward the game and/or rules of the game and/or the name and adresss of the author to any game publishers showing some interest in the game.
All rights of the game and rules themselves remain with the author.
Final dates for application / submission
Applications for this year's competition, the Competition 2014, must be received by the organizers by November 1st 2013 at the latest. Then, after checking the descriptions and rules very carefully, an appropriate number of games will be requested from the authors to be submitted. The requested prototypes must be received by the organizers by December 9th, 2013 at the latest. Any prototypes received after this date will remain with the organizers until next year's competition.
Please send your application to:
The applications for this year’s competition can also be delivered at the international Games Event “SPIEL'12“: Hall 5-90.