Game Chef 2014 Finalists!

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]Game Chef is an annual analog game design competition. First held in 2002, it’s led to the creation of hundreds of envelope-pushing first drafts. Game Chef gives participants 1 theme, 4 ingredients, and 9 days in which to create an analog/tabletop game design.

The competition runs simultaneously in seven languages this year. Entries are peer reviewed, with finalists submitted to a shadowy cabal. A winner is chosen in each language, with one emerging as the year’s world champion.

Game Chef is for you, regardless of whether you’ve ever thought of yourself as a game designer. We aim to make the competition as accessible and welcoming as possible.[/vc_column_text][vc_separator][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column width=”1/1″][vc_column_text]If you’d like to learn more about Game Chef, visit our explanation page here.

Game Chef 2014 Finalists

It is my supreme pleasure to announce the following nine games as this year’s batch of 2014 English-language finalists, in alphabetical order:

By the Author of ‘Lady Windermere’s Fan’, by Ed Turner.

Contempt for the Ogre-Poet, by Sean Smith.

Degenerate Semantics, by Mikael Andersson. A flawless 4 out of 4 possible nominations!

I Lost My Journal On Zont, by Kevin Omans.

Palm and Pine, by Jeff Raglin.

Rangers Upon the Wild, by Dev Purkayastha.

The Beekeeper, by Mel Leverich.

The Stuff of Dreams and Nightmares, by Danny Wall. A flawless 4 out of 4 possible nominations!

The Three and the Wheel, by Dana Fried.

You have all earned a badge of great portent and noble rank -[/vc_column_text][vc_single_image image=”119″ img_size=”full” img_link_large=”yes”][vc_column_text]You can use that wherever, in addition to the also-very-powerful-and-magical badge that all Game Chef participants have unlocked:[/vc_column_text][vc_single_image image=”118″ img_size=”full” img_link_large=”yes”][vc_column_text]

What’s Next

Our four finalist judges will review these nine games, and by consensus decide which one gets crowned the 2014 English-language Winner. That announcement will happen on June 11th.

It will then go head-to-head against the winners of all the other participating languages, and from the carnage of that battle a single World Champion will emerge.

Meet the Judges

Our four finalist judges this year are: Jonathan Walton (past Game Chef coordinator), Avery Mcdaldno (current Game Chef coordinator), Lillian Cohen-Moore (games writer and historian), and Feiya Cook (extraordinary gamer and human).

I did my best to assemble a diverse judging team, but looking at that list I realize that all of us are situated in the pacific northwest. Whoops![/vc_column_text][vc_single_image image=”122″ img_size=”large”][/vc_column][/vc_row]

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