Get all of your DSCVR Gaming Hackathon 2.0 questions answered here. Well at least ten of them. If your question isn't answered here let us know in the ICP Maximalist Network Telegram channel.

What is the DSCVR Gaming Hackathon 2.0?
When is the Hackathon?
Who can participate in the Hackathon?
How do I sign up to participate in the Hackathon?
What are the Hackathon prizes?
What if I've never developed an app for the Internet Computer?
What are the Hackathon rules?
Who is sponsoring the Hackathon?
What games were developed in Hackathon 1.0?
Which games were the top finishers of Hackathon 1.0?

What is the DSCVR Gaming Hackathon 2.0?

The DSCVR Gaming Hackathon 2.0 is an Internet Computer based gaming development competition open to all 7.8 billion + people on planet Earth. Once we colonize Mars then the Hackathon will be open to Martians as well. But, don't let the numbers stop you from joining the competition.

See the official DSCVR announcement here:

DSCVR
A decentralized social news aggregator built on the Internet Computer

Fun Fact: There are an estimated 3.24 billion gamers across the globe in 2021.

Number of gamers worldwide | Statista
The statistic presents the number of video gamers worldwide in 2018, broken down by region. According to the estimates, there were over 1.23 billion gamers in Asia Pacific in 2018, with the region generating 71.4 billion U.S. dollars of revenue in the same year.
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When is the Hackathon?

STEP 1:

Application Deadline: Thursday, September 19, 2021 11:59 PM PT

Register for the Hackathon here:

DSCVR Hackathon Season 2: The Integrated Game Registration
https://dscvr.one/post/139111/dscvr-hackathon-season-2-the-integrated-game

STEP 2:

Entry Submissions: Sunday, September 22, 2021 12:00 AM PT through Wednesday, September 25, 2021 11:59 PM PT

This is how you introduce your entry to the IC community. Give everyone all the information they need to use your game/app and evaluate your entry. Entries must be submitted to the DSCVR Hackathon Portal:

DSCVR
A decentralized social news aggregator built on the Internet Computer

STEP 3:

Voting: Thursday, September 26, 2021 through Saturday, September 28, 2021.

Voting will take place on the DSCVR Hackathon Portal:

DSCVR
A decentralized social news aggregator built on the Internet Computer

Fun Fact: From July 11, 2015 to July 17, 2015 Carrie Swidecki played Just Dance 2015 for 138 hours and 34 seconds.

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Who can participate in the Hackathon?

The Hackathon is open to everyone on Earth. Whether you are a developer, player, volunteer, or spectator there is a way for you to participate in Hackathon 2.0. Tell your family, friends, and every stranger you meet about Hackathon 2.0.

Fun Fact: Video game spectating is huge. According to Inc., video gamers spend almost 3.5 hours a week just watching others play video games. That is almost an hour more than watching traditional sports.

Watching Video Games Is Now Bigger Than Traditional Spectator Sporting Events
Young gamers are spending roughly 3 hours and 25 minutes each week just watching video game activity.
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How do I sign up to participate in the Hackathon?

STEP 1:

Application Deadline: Thursday, September 19, 2021 11:59 PM PT

Register for the Hackathon here:

DSCVR Hackathon Season 2: The Integrated Game Registration
https://dscvr.one/post/139111/dscvr-hackathon-season-2-the-integrated-game

STEP 2:

Entry Submissions: Sunday, September 22, 2021 12:00 AM PT through Wednesday, September 25, 2021 11:59 PM PT

This is how you introduce your entry to the IC community. Give everyone all the information they need to use your game/app and evaluate your entry. Entries must be submitted to the DSCVR Hackathon Portal:

DSCVR
A decentralized social news aggregator built on the Internet Computer

Fun Fact: The first known "hackathon" was the OpenBSD Hackathon in Calgary, Canada, on June 4, 1999.

What is hackathon? - Definition from WhatIs.com
This definition explains the meaning of hackathon, a coding event also known as hack fest, where developers gather to create or improve a product.
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What are the Hackathon prizes?

The combined pool for all prizes is over $45k USD equivalent.

Primary Category:

1st Place: $25,000 USD equivalent in grant by DFINITY Foundation + 100 ICP

2nd Place: $5,000 USD equivalent in grant by DFINITY Foundation + 50 ICP

3rd Place: 10 ICP

Open Source Category:

1st Place: 100 ICP

2nd Place: 50 ICP

3rd Place: 10 ICP


Fun Fact: The global games market is expected to generate $175.8 billion in 2021.

Global Games Market to Generate $175.8 Billion in 2021; Despite a Slight Decline, the Market Is on Track to Surpass $200 Billion in 2023 | Newzoo
The games market will see a small decline in 2021, but growth is coming! And there’s no cause for concern. Read the full article to learn more
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What if I've never developed an app for the Internet Computer?

Previous experience developing on the Internet Computer (IC) is not a pre-requisite. All of the game developers in Hackathon 1.0 were new to the IC. There are now a lot of resources to help you get started.

Many members of the current IC development community will be available 24 hours per day through the ICPMN Telegram Channel and Dfinity Dev Hackathon Discord Channel to answer your questions.

You can start by checking out Dfinity's Developer Center and the additional resources below.

From Zero to Motoko
This article was written for all the people who want to start developing on the Internet Computer but are at level 0 of programmation.
Deploying Your First Canister (NNS dapp)
How to take ICP utility tokens and get your first Internet Computer Canister up and running (<5 minutes)
ICP Maximalist Network
The ICP Maximalist Network is a 24/7/365 community-driven initiative focused on providing continuous help and opportunities for its members & the Dfinity ecosystem. Our mission is to make your journey into the Internet Computer increasingly valuable
Join the DFINITY DEV OFFICIAL Discord Server!
Check out the DFINITY DEV OFFICIAL community on Discord - hang out with 1,606 other members and enjoy free voice and text chat.

Fun Fact: It is commonly believed that the Motoko language was named after Major Motoko Kusanagi from Ghost in the Shell, by Masamune Shirow. Can you confirm this?

Motoko Kusanagi - Wikipedia
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What are the Hackathon rules?

Rules

The core of the application must be a game running on the ICP

The game must have at least 1 integration which can include

  • Other ICP applications
  • Other decentralized applications
  • Other centralized applications

The deadline to fill out and submit an application form is September 19th 11:59 PM PT.

The game must be submitted to the DSCVR Hackathon Portal to be considered for prizes between September 22nd 12:00 AM PT and September 25th 11:59 PM PT.

The game can be made public anytime.

Previous hackathon entries can be submitted in this hackathon as long as it follows the rules.

New or old IC games can be submitted as long as they follow the rules.

Open Source Rules

The entry must contain a repository URL(s) that has the source of the entry to qualify as an open source game.


Fun Fact (maybe?): According to Mark Suster, 73.6% of all statistics are made up.

73.6% Of All Statistics Are Made Up
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Who is sponsoring the Hackathon?

The Hackathon is sponsored and organized by DSCVR and the ICP Maximalist Network members with considerable donations from the Dfinity Foundation Developer Grant Program and the Dfinity Development Discord.

Fun Fact: "DSCVR state is only 130MB." - Rick Porter, Founder of DSCVR

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What games were developed in Hackathon 1.0?

There were a total of ten games submitted for Hackathon 1.0. Check them out!

Fun Fact: One of the largest Hackathons in the world is the NASA Space Apps Challenge

NASA International Space Apps Challenge - Evergreen
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Which games were the top finishers of Hackathon 1.0?

Hackathon 1.0 had awards for the top three finishers.

1st Place: 30 ICP + SWAG + DSCVR Hackathon Badge

Rise of the Magni: https://riseofthemagni.com/

2nd Place: 15 ICP + Mini SWAG + DSCVR Hackathon Badge

Clandestine Games: https://fcsfo-cyaaa-aaaah-aaiza-cai.ic0.app/

3rd Place: 5 SWAG + DSCVR Hackathon Badge

Welcome Into the Metaverse: https://lc7ip-3iaaa-aaaah-aafva-cai.ic0.app/

Fun Fact: Your game could be the winner of Hackathon 2.0!

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