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Unis host video games competition

Public school teachers are not allowed to work in private tutorial centres

By Evie Andreou

APPLICATIONS are open for the seventh annual ‘Logipaignion 2015’ video games competition for high schools hosted the University of Cyprus and the Cyprus University of Technology (CUT).

The competition aims to encourage ingenuity, logical thinking and creativity in computing and the right, intuitive and critical design multimedia applications.

“This year’s competition has no special theme, with the ultimate goal being to allow maximum creativity and imagination, however, all applications submitted must comply to the restrictions explained in the competition’s webpage,” a joint announcement by the two state universities said.

According to the announcement, there will be two categories: for gymnasiums, games will be accepted created in Alice, Scratch or Microsoft’s Kodu programming languages; and, for lyceums games created with GameMaker or Microsoft’s XNA.

All secondary education schools, state and private are encouraged to participate.

The application deadline is December 19 and submission of final game plans is March 20, 2015 at noon.

Finalists will participate in the final competition at the CUT in Limassol on April 25, 2015.

For more information visit http://logipaignion.cs.ucy.ac.cy

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