24 days ago

And the winners are...

First of all, let us congratulate all of the Pygames participants for playing around with Python to build some really cool games!

The judges have weighed in, and we're excited to share the news! Our winners are: 


Platonica  | One-of-a-kind 

A meditative puzzle game. Solve 3D polyhedron puzzles to achieve resonance with the elements of the universe. Check out Platonica here.


Shoot or Die  | Pure Nostalgia 

Shoot or Die is a 2D shooting game with different levels of growing difficulty. Check out Shoot or Die  here


Cram Crawl | Headache Fuel 

Have you ever forgotten to…

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26 days ago

We need a few more days

Thank you all for your patience with the winner announcement! Due to some final checks and reviews, we will need to push the winner announcement back.

We now plan to announce the winners by Friday, May 5th at 2 PM ET.

Please reach out if you have any questions.

Thank you again,

about 1 month ago

Today’s the day!

We are so close! Be sure to show your work and what you were able to accomplish by submitting it on Devpost. Submissions are due April 17 at 11:45 pm EDT.  


 Your checklist:  

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about 1 month ago

Save your submission

Don’t give up now! You have 3 days left to finish your submission to the Pygames! 

Submissions are due April 17 at 11:45 pm EDT.  


 Your checklist:  

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about 2 months ago

How to make your submission video great

There is just one week remaining in Pygames! Submissions are due April 17 at 11:45 pm EDT.  

Start your submission now  

Starting a submission is a good way to make sure that you have everything you need. There’s nothing worse than getting to the deadline, only to realize that you’re missing a key component.  

Remember: once you submit a project, you can keep editing it as needed at any time prior to the submission deadline. Need a primer on how the submission form works? Head over to our submission form tutorial 


  Prepare your

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about 2 months ago

Collaboration, Resources + More To Help You Build

Here is a quick reminder to start working on your Pygames project! The deadline is under 2 weeks away. 

Whether or not you have started building your Pygames project, Devpost’s Discord Community is the perfect place to connect with other developers! Check in to the Pygames channels to get connected. 

Not only can you bounce ideas off each other and ask other developers for technical help, but you can also use it to ask the Microsoft and Devpost teams questions! 

 Teaming up
Looking for a team? There is a specific #team-building channel within the Pygames Devpost

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about 2 months ago

Opening up Pygames

Pygames is all about learning, growing your portfolio, and having some fun building something new. Due to popular demand, we are happy to announce that we’re opening up Pygames globally! 

Please note that standard exclusions due to local laws, Foreign Asset Control, and other legal restrictions Pygames IS NOT open to: 

  • Individuals who are residents of, or Organizations domiciled in, a country, state, province or territory where the laws of the United States or local law prohibits participating or receiving a prize in the Hackathon (including, but not limited to, Brazil, Quebec, Russia, Crimea, Cuba, Iran, North Korea, Syria and any other…

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2 months ago

Give yourself a schedule

A little planning can go a long way toward a winning project. In Pygames we want to be sure we get to check out your project and want to help you get there.  

Check out our Tips for Planning Your Project and the below rough timeline for when to start different activities: 

 Brainstorm (Today)
 Pick an idea (Tomorrow)
 Quick design and how it might work (by the end of March)
 Start building (by the end of March)
 Start your submission (First week in April)
 Finish up your project (First week in April)
 Record your demo video (April

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2 months ago

A quick brainstorming exercise

If you already know what you want to work on during Pygames - head over to https://aka.ms/PyGamesResources for useful links and guides to help you start and finish your project. 

If not, that is alright too! Coming up with an idea is sometimes the hardest part of a project, but don’t let this get you down. Here is a quick brainstorming exercise that can help you mix existing things into something new. Try it out if you would like:  

  1. On the left side of a piece of paper, write down 3 or more games (any type of game)

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