Having concluded its eighteenth installment, the Stony Brook University Game Programming Competition is an opportunity for our student game developers to work in teams to create original games and then together, enjoy their presentation. The games from 2022 were better than ever. Our 2022 event was held on Friday the 13th of May and students can start preparing their games for to 2023 event. The event is always open to the public free of charge, so all those interested are welcome to attend.

Over the years the contest has been judged by alumni in industry from companies like Nickelodeon Games, Rockstar Games, Microsoft, Vicarious Visions, Hi-Rez Studios, Applied Visions, Apple, Amazon, Kuma Reality Games, Roboto Games, Riot Games, Twitch, and many more. Students in the competition have gone on to work in industry on projects like The Sims, Skylanders, Geometry Wars, Neverwinter Nights, and many more. Some have even started their own game development companies, like BitOGenius Inc. Others have gone on to PhD programs at prestigious institutions like Stanford University.

Students who enter games in the contest have typically taken CSE 380, Computer Game Programming and/or CSE 381, Advanced Game Programming, but it is not required. The contest is held each May and it is a fun time for all who attend.

Competition History

Over the years there have been a number of great games presented. Here's a summary of the finalists. Winning teams are listed in green, second place teams in red. There was a tie for first in 2011 so there was no second place team.

2023 Finalists

2023 Judges

2023 SBGD Event Organizers

2022 Finalists

2022 Judges

2022 SBGD Event Organizers

2021 Finalists

2021 Judges

2021 SBGD Event Organizers

2020 Finalists

2020 Judges

2020 SBGD Event Organizers

2019 Finalists

2019 Judges

2019 Host

2017 Finalists

2017 Judges

2017 Hosts

2016 Finalists

2016 Judges

2016 Host

2015 Finalists

2015 Judges

2015 Hosts

2014 Finalists

2014 Judges

2014 Host

2013 Finalists

2013 Judges

2013 Host

2012 Finalists

2012 Judges

2011 Finalists

2011 Judges

2010 Finalists

2010 Judges

2009 Finalists

2009 Judges

2008 Finalists

2008 Judges

2007 Finalists

2007 Judges

2006 Finalists

2006 Judges

2005 Finalists

2005 Judges

2004 Finalists

2004 Judges

Additional Thanks for Support over the years