21 or under? Based in the UK? Got a knack for coding?
Design, Code, and Win Your Own Arcade Game

Liberty Games are offering a prize you won't find anywhere else.
You can win an arcade machine with a game you've created installed on it!

Arcade machine

This beauty could be in your living room, basement, or even kitchen

To all you young coders... this is your lucky day. Well, not quite - luck isn’t really involved.

But if you love to code, can impress our panel of judges, AND jump over a moat filled with rabid, mutant crocodiles then we might have something you’re interested in. One of these criteria may not be strictly accurate, but could make good inspiration for a winning entry...

Let's do this!

You have until the 4th December 2015 to submit your entries to us using the form below. Please include a link to a video which demonstrates your game.

The Rules

  • DO create a single-player, single-level game.
  • DO write in any Windows / Linux / Raspberry Pi compatible language or framework.
  • DO create in a ‘retro arcade’ style – think the best of arcade games from the 80s and 90s.
  • DO use the keyboard for all controls.
  • DO show us just the gameplay in your entry video. A voice-over can be used to explain why you think your game is awesome!
  • DON’T create any games that need more than six buttons or a standard 8-way joystick to play.
  • DON’T make the game require credits to play.
  • DON’T use any copyrighted materials in your game.

Submit your Entry

By submitting your entry, you are agreeing to our competition terms and conditions.

The Judges

Damien McFerran

Damien McFerran
Nintendo Life

Damien is a freelance tech writer and editorial director of Nintendo Life, the world's most visited independant Nintendo-centric website. He's been gaming since the 8-bit days and is massive fan of old-school arcades, especially the output of Sega, Capcom, Konami, Irem and Taito.

Damien McFerran

Julia Hardy

Julia Hardy is a TV, Radio, Online Presenter whose specialist subjects are Tech and Games Online Life. Julia loves gaming! She also works for SBTV Games, the Gadgets channel and is currently doing a weekly thing about tech and gaming for Sky News and The Number One Show on BBC Radio 1.

Damien McFerran

Tom Fulp

Tom Fulp is the creator of Newgrounds.com, a home for independent games, art, music and animation on the web. He also co-founded the Behemoth, makers of Alien Hominid, Castle Crashers, BattleBlock Theater and the upcoming Pit People.