In 2017, the ARC Centre of Excellence for Engineered Quantum Systems invited you to develop a quantum-themed computer-game, where quantum effects can be used to good effect:
Quantum Games accepts games that run on common platforms (web, Android, Mac, PC or iOS). Entries must include a short film (up to 5 minutes) showcasing game play to assist in prize judging and promotion.
Have question about the competition? Get in touch at firstname.lastname@example.org.
First prize is $1500 (AUD) with a runner-up prize of $500 (AUD).
A huge congratulations to our Quantum Game winners - the creators of Quantum Mechanic: Michael, Daniel, Arthur, and Nathan.
Our runner-up was Alex Tritt and his game Measure Ball.
Congratulations to our shortlisted entrants! We can't wait to see the full playable games for:
The following is a plain English summary of the full terms and conditions for Quantum Games. Entry into the competition is deemed acceptance of the terms and conditions.
Access the full terms and conditions here.
EQUS invites you to develop and submit a new computer game that explores quantum principles to the EQUS Quantum Games competition. Your game needs to run on at least one of the following platforms:
To enter Quantum Games, upload a video to Youtube, Vimeo or Twitch showcasing game play with a short description (up to 500 words) by noon on January 31 2018. If you are shortlisted, we will ask you to submit a fully playable game by 28 February 2018.
By entering the competition, you warrant that you are in compliance with the competition terms and conditions. Please note that the competition is open to Australian residents only at this time.
To help you quarry the quirky quandaries of quantum mechanics, we have described various exotic quantum phenomena here. Other descriptions are at Quantum Shorts.
You might find inspiration in the Quantum Shorts films and stories. You can access submissions from the 2016 film competition and read the announcement of the winning entries.
For examples of quantum physics-inspired games, check out Quantum Chess, meQuanics, and Quantum Moves.
Quantum Shorts Finalist: Approaching Reality (below)
The Australian Research Council Centre of Excellence for Engineered Quantum Systems (EQUS) acknowledges the Traditional Owners of Country throughout Australia and their continuing connection to lands, waters and communities. We pay our respects to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander cultures and to Elders past and present.