ProtoATL 2020 Contest


Our judge is reviewing the semi-finalist games to determine a list of three to seven finalists.

{{entries.objects.length}} Entries

Game Ad Game Name Crafter Point Votes Status
{{} {{}}
{{}} Winner! Finalist Semi-Finalist



Proto ATL is proud to host the 2020 Contest! To celebrate rapid design, efficient iteration, and fast-paced fun, your challenge is to design a game that costs less than $20, and plays in 20 minutes or less! Can you pack a ton of excitement into a short amount of time?

Some great games to reference: Sushi Go, Star Realms, Zombie Dice, Kingdomino, Point Salad, and Tsuro

To qualify, your game must comply with all of the following rules:


You retain all rights to your game and are welcome to sell it in our shop during and after the contest, regardless of the outcome of the contest.

The first round of judging is handled by a community voting process. The final two rounds are handled by the judge. See complete details.

After the community voting process, the judges will score the games looking for 3-7 finalists.


The winner shall receive all of the following prizes:

Finalist Scoring Rubric

Finalists will score 0-10 Points in each Category, and each Category will be worth the indicated percentage of the game's final score.

35% Game Play: First things first: Is it FUN? Are the mechanics creatively applied? Is there an obvious element in your game that sets it apart? We should be able to talk about your game using words such as "clever", "refreshing" and "polished."

20% Play Time: Does the game actually play in 20 minutes or less at all advertised player counts?

20% Replayability: After we finish your game, we should be saying things like "Let's play that again." or "You know, if I only had done X, I could have won." or "Oooh this one is neat, I bet that would have made the game WAY different." Don't risk losing points here by being subtle. We want to KNOW there's replayability.

15% Rules Clarity: Are your rules free from glaring errors or omissions? Are they well organized? Can we explain the rules completely and accurately after reading the rule book one time?

10% Art/Graphic Design: We're not asking you to go pay tons of money for art. However, your game should appear neat and organized, with easy-to-understand iconography and imagery that makes sense for the game.

« Other Contests