The Tiger Games is a 24-hour hackathon hosted by the Computer Organization for Multicultural Students (COMS). A hackathon is a collaborative event where technologists, designers, and enthusiasts come together to create a project within a limited time frame, typically ranging from a few hours to a few days. The focus is on creativity, innovation, and teamwork, and the end result is a functional project that is often shared and utilized in the community.

Get ready for a fun-filled experience that welcomes everyone! Whether you're a seasoned game developer or just starting out, our hackathon is the perfect opportunity to showcase your skills, collaborate with like-minded individuals, and have a great time.

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Participants may be in a group of up to 4 members and may only submit projects they started on Saturday, November 4th.

To have their project considered for the contest and tracks, participants must submit their group details by 10:00 am on November 5th, 2023 as a soft deadline and the final project and presentation by  12:00 pm on November 5th, 2023 as the hard cut-off. Teams are expected to present in front of a judge in Louise Slaughter Hall starting at 12:30 p.m. on November 5th, 2023.

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$1,472 in prizes

Highlighting Underrepresented Diversity in Tech

This category honors hackers of teams who've not only excelled in tech but have also taken steps to highlight underrepresented diversity in their team.

Participants are encouraged to hone their presentation skills and show off their workmanship and interpersonal skills by showing a spirit of friendly competition and cooperation in addition to delivering a great project.

- Winner(s) will receive an JBL Speaker

Rated E for Everybody

This category invites hackers to innovate in ways that champion accessibility and inclusivity within gaming. Create a game that highlights accessible features and their importance in gaming and shows that accessibility should never be an afterthought!

Participants are encouraged to implement accessible features like customizable controls, options for low vision or colorblind users, Text-to-Speech/Speech-to-Text, or more! The possibilities are endless...

- Winner(s) will receive a Spectra Monitor

Social Impact

This category challenges participants to create innovative solutions that promote social issues and how to improve them, how to bring awareness, and educate using technology.

Participants are encouraged to explore a range of diversity-related topics, including but not limited to; accessibility, race and ethnicity, LGBTQ+ rights, and social justice, with a focus on implementing a project that creates an impact, rather than just being informative.

- Winner(s) will receive Sony Headphones

Pixel Perfect

This category invites participants to think about the design of their projects and follow through with the implementation as well.

Participants are encouraged to create an aesthetically pleasing design that creates an intentional user experience. What makes it intentional? This can be measured by how efficiently someone can use your application and how satisfying the overall experience is.

- Winner(s) will receive a Wacom Drawing Tablet

Rookie All Star

Is this your first (or second, or third) hackathon! This category invites new hackers to create a cool technical project to showcase.

Participants are free to explore any project topic they choose, as long as their solutions showcase a high level of creativity and originality, and they can show that you learned something new along the way.

- Winner(s) will receive a LEGO Majestic Tiger

Back to the Books

In this category, we challenge you to channel your innovative spirit and technical expertise to create solutions that promote and enhance education in exciting and revolutionary ways.

Participants are encouraged to develop a project that creates a solution beyond K-12 education. Implement something that is geared toward adults in or out of college, working individuals, parents, or those returning to education later on in life!

- Winner(s) will receive a Super 3D Pen

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Submitting to this hackathon could earn you:




Judging Criteria

  • Design Process
    Team clearly shows an indication of design process from the beginning stages of their design and implementation
  • Project Management
    Team can explain how the implementation project was tracked, and overall project management
  • Project Design
    Team can fully explain the evolution of the project's design
  • Teamwork / Communication
    All of the team is actively and fully engaged with the judges and can explain their individual contribution to the project
  • Respect, Courtesy, Positivity
    Team interacts with hackathon environment, volunteers and judges in a respectful, courteous, and positive manner
  • Devpost Submission
    Team has written a cohesive, and informative submission that describes the project's implementation and its intent

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