Written by Frank Merrick, Posted 8/07/2018, 9:15AM
** We Want Game Concepts**
Do you have a FIRST Robotics Competition game concept that’s the best idea since grilled cheese?*
Now’s your chance to show it to us! Fill out this concept form (this link will download a word document) and email the completed form to firstname.lastname@example.org not later than Wednesday, August 15th. The form should be self-explanatory, but don’t worry about getting everything right. And please keep your submission to one page. You don’t need to go into great detail. Cut to the essence of your idea. Lincoln delivered the Gettysburg Address in only about two minutes. Surely you can say what you need to on one piece of paper.
Hey, maybe get some of your team members together and make this a team submission!
While FIRST staff and some volunteers will also be generating concepts, we’re looking for a high volume of ideas to whittle down to the lucky few that will be added to our ‘bench’ of best game concepts to draw from in the future. The concepts on the bench aren’t designated for specific years; they just give us a head start when it comes time. Also, the concepts you submit do not need to be themed, though it’s fine if they are. We find we can usually modify concepts to fit themes as required.
Good luck! Let’s see those submissions!
The next episode of FIRST TV will be broadcast today, August 7, at 7 PM ET. Tune in here!
I’ll be on again, along with Alex Herreid, FRC Software Engineer. We’ll be talking about the move to virtual fields for kickoff, game concept submissions, my recent trip to the off-season event and China, and who knows, maybe grilled cheese.
Check us out; we’re sure to be having some fun!
- Mayo or butter? Or, heck, pineapple? Some of you people seem to want to put pineapple everywhere, so why not.