Need some more inspiration with your game design? The links below can help.
Help with ideas
Games Glossary - games definitions + terms.
Idea Generator - get those ideas going! (only playable on desktop).
What do the judges look for? Download our infographic to find out.
Play finalist + winning games - see what previous YGD finalists entered.
Help with your application
Game Concept Supporting Materials - more about what you can include in your application.
Game Making Supporting Materials - how to present your supporting video.
Consent form - you need this signed before you can enter the competition.
Terms and conditions - read the entry requirements before you enter.
FAQs - got a question about the competition? The answer might be here!
Careers in the games industry
Creative Skillset - insights and advice on getting into the game industry.
UKie - Find out more about the UK games industry trade body.
Join a club
Coderdojo – Free online tips on game design + links to local clubs in your area.
Help to build your game
Audio + Sound Design
Audacity - A free audio recording and editing programme.
Free Sound - A collection of free sound effects and noises.
BFXR - A free sound generator.
Piskel - A free online sprite editor.
GIMP - A free image manipulation program.
OpenGameArt - Find art work, sprites, textures, and backgrounds to use in your game.
Building your game:
Unity - A 2D, 3D and VR Game Engine program. Free, educational and commercial licenses.
Twine - A great tool for those who aren’t wanting to delve into lots of art and instead want to focus on story.
Game story and narrative:
Ink - a tool to help shape the story of your game.