Shaun's Game Academy winners announced!

haun’s Game Academy really sparked the imaginations of Shaun fans who showed off their creativity in some amazing Shaun the Sheep games. Using the Scratch game-making platform the competition participants displayed both a fantastic grasp of coding and skill at creating really addictive challenges that make you want to play again and again!

The competition was judged by experts including Dan Pearce, BAFTA Young Game Designer Winner, Laura Kirsop, Head of Code Club UK, and Ricky Martin, presenter of CBBC programme Art Ninja, as well as representatives from both Aardman and Nominet Trust, joint organisers of the competition.

With some truly original ideas to choose from, the judges had a pretty tricky time picking their winners, but after much deliberation, the following entrants were selected (click on the links to take a look at their games!)

Under 13 Category – Pop the Balloons by PuppyWuppy 10

A colourful, easy-to-pick up game that the judges thought made a great game for younger players. It’s quick to get the hang of but becomes more challenging as more and more balloons are launched at you, and features a whopping 25 levels!

Over 13 Category – Shaun the Sheep: Run, Chase, Go! by Skelekey

A classic chase challenge, this colourful entry allows you to pick your favourite character and has a great soundtrack and cool sound effects. Drive either a quad bike or the Pigs’ car and avoid a variety of obstacles, from trees to logs and pot holes as you try to reach the finish line. Lots of thought and clever detail (such as exhaust fumes coming out of the vehicles) has gone into this game – a very worthy winner!

Family Category – Melli’s Mushrooom Maths by Lem12

A beautiful game with an educational element. Set in a forest, complete with birdsong soundtrack, you play a character called Melli who must answer increasingly difficult sums to gain points. You can also pick up mushrooms and toadstools to gain bonus points. The judges were really impressed with Lea and Jens’ coding skills, as well as their creation of a really attractive game environment.

The lucky winners will receive some amazing prizes, including the chance to visit Aardman HQ, watch a movie in the private cinema and try their hand a model making. The winner of the under 13 category will also get to spend an afternoon with Aardman’s team of game designers to learn some tricks of the trade and put the final touches to their game!

If you’ve been inspired by these great entries it’s not too late to have a go at making your own Shaun game; while the competition is now closed you can still have a play around in Shaun’s Game Academy, follow our tutorials and share your game ideas with other budding designers. Visit Shaun’s Game Academy to find out more.

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