National Demo Day

At the end of the annual 3 week long summer camps, GMG hosts a National Demo Day, where the top 5 student teams from around the country are flown out to the Bay Area (PlayStation HQ!) to pitch their games to industry expert judges. 

The Grand Prize: Launching a Kickstarter & publishing their game!

Judges Connie Booth, Phil Spencer, Shawn Layden, Anna Sweet and Devon Pritchard with the 5 finalist teams, GMG ambassadors and staff celebrating the end of 2018 Demo Day!

Judges Connie Booth, Phil Spencer, Shawn Layden, Anna Sweet and Devon Pritchard with the 5 finalist teams, GMG ambassadors and staff celebrating the end of 2018 Demo Day!

Read the Demo Day recap by GMG CEO, Laila Shabir, on the PlayStation blog: Girls Make Games 2018 Recap: Celebrating Girls in Gaming

Meet the top 5 teams from 2018, starting with the latest Grand Prize Winner: Team Sarcastic Shark Clouds, creators of Shredded Secrets!

//Shredded Secrets

by Team Sarcastic shark clouds

Shredded Secrets is an emotional journey told through four characters and their experiences with school and life. This game shows how people from different backgrounds can overcome adversity together.  Watch the game trailer below.

 
Team Members: Keira M., Gracie C., Isadora T., Crystal N. Demo Day Awards: Best Narrative, Grand Prize

Team Members: Keira M., Gracie C., Isadora T., Crystal N.
Demo Day Awards: Best Narrative, Grand Prize

 

//Detective Blobfish

By The Mystery Squirrels from Mountain View, CA

A murder has struck and you, Detective Blobfish, must find the murderer! Explore a beach town to find the murderer from three suspects.

 
Team Members: Olivia M., Ysidana C., Kaiya C., Athena H. Demo Day Award: Most Fun, presented by Shawn Layden, Chairman WWS, PlayStation

Team Members: Olivia M., Ysidana C., Kaiya C., Athena H. Demo Day Award: Most Fun, presented by Shawn Layden, Chairman WWS, PlayStation

 

//Luka

by team arks from san mateo, ca

Luka is a horror game about a mother's quest to find her son. The protagonist, Mira wakes up in a hospital with almost complete amnesia. She rummages the hospital looking for clues. She is haunted frequently by a ghost demon child named Luka, who is Mira's son in another dimension.

 
Team Members: Ari B., Reva S., Ky H., Sam T. Demo Day Award: Most Original, presented by Connie Booth, VP Product Development, WWS, PlayStation

Team Members: Ari B., Reva S., Ky H., Sam T.
Demo Day Award: Most Original, presented by Connie Booth, VP Product Development, WWS, PlayStation

 

//Kaiyo

By Team Valtameri from san francisco, ca

Kaiyo is an educational game about the ocean! It emphasizes how pollution in the ocean is a really big crisis that we have to start fixing as soon as possible in order to save wildlife.

 
Team Members: Avalon B., Leah R., Jack K., Maeve R. Demo Day Award: Most Artistic, presented by Devon Pritchard, EVP Business Affairs, Nintendo of America

Team Members: Avalon B., Leah R., Jack K., Maeve R.
Demo Day Award: Most Artistic, presented by Devon Pritchard, EVP Business Affairs, Nintendo of America

 

//The Return

Team Clementine Crew from mountain view, ca

You are a fairy named Averi. After waking up in a forest, you have to escape by solving a series of unique (and chill) puzzles and find your way to your home village.

 
Team Members: Alexandra M., Autumn C., Miranda J., Valerie M. Demo Day Award: Best Game Design, presented by Phil Spencer EVP Gaming at Microsoft

Team Members: Alexandra M., Autumn C., Miranda J., Valerie M.
Demo Day Award: Best Game Design, presented by Phil Spencer EVP Gaming at Microsoft