About the Pyggy Awards
The Pyggy Awards is a follow-up event to the
PyWeek competition, for authors who
would like to develop their games further. It provides an extended period for
development at a more leisurely pace, an environment in which to try out each
others' works in progress and share feedback, an an occasion at which to show
off the results to an audience of like-minded people.
If successful, it is intended that the Pyggy Awards will become a regular event
held approximately half way between successive PyWeeks, allowing 2-3 months
development time. Since this is the first Pyggy Awards, it is open to games
from any earlier PyWeek competition. In future it might be restricted to
games from the previous PyWeek only.
Structure and Rules
- Each entry must be based on an entry from an earlier PyWeek competition.
It can be any entry, not necessarily your own. However, if you work on
someone else's entry, you should change the name to avoid confusion, and the
original author(s) should be credited for his/her/their contribution.
- You may begin working on the game immediately. Uploads will be permitted
at any time except during the judging period, and all uploaded material will
be publically available at all times. You are encouraged to release early and
often, and to try out other entrants' work and provide comments and bug
- Copyright permitting, there are no restrictions on using
pre-existing code libraries or assets.
- All submitted code and assets, together with any libraries used, must be
under an open-source licence.
- The coding period will be followed by a 2-week judging period during
which entrants may rate games in a similar manner to PyWeek.
- At the end of
the judging period, three awards -- Gold, Silver and Bronze -- will be
awarded in each of three categories -- Most Innovative, Best Produced and
Most Fun. There will be separate awards for team and individual
- All awards are purely virtual; no physical prizes or trophies
will be provided. Winners will earn the right to use the corresponding
official Pyggy Award Logo for the purpose of promoting their game.