Gitcoin Virtual Hackathon

Game on! Tezos

Nov 18, 2021 - Dec 18, 2021

This hackathon event had ended at Dec. 18, 2021, 11:59 p.m., please check the ongoing hackathons.

Game on! Tezos

Gaming on Tezos competition

November 18 - December 18, 2021

*Join the Tezos Hackathon Discord to get in touch with the Tezos team and other hackers!*

When new technologies appear, it is in our human nature to first explore them through play. The exploratory, low stakes nature of play creates an open space protected from systemic pushback and anxiety, allowing innovation to thrive and develop. We firmly hold the belief that the toys of today will be the tools of tomorrow.

In this spirit, we would like to invite you to hack with us, explore the technology of Tezos, and build toys and games that delight, entertain, and help pave the way for blockchain becoming part of our everydays in the future.

Today, many games use blockchain technologies as a hype factor without making deep and thought through use of them… while many ‘blockchain games’ seem to relegate the idea of play, of actually being a game, to an afterthought. Let us challenge you to change this - to show us how a game can be designed around blockchain technologies and the experience of play at the same time.

Game on!


Judging criteria

Potential impact: Envisioned impact of your project

Novelty: Innovativeness of the project

Technical: Does the code work? Is it secure?

Design and UX: How is the look and feel and how intuitive is the design?

Track requirements

Submissions must be open source (MIT license)

Submissions must have a working prototype deployed live on the current testnet

Submissions must have a writeup on what the product backlog for reaching ‘completion’ looks like

Submissions must list the addresses of their token contracts

Prizes in each category

1st Prize - $25,000 in tez (XTZ) at the time of payout

2nd Prize - $10,000 in tez (XTZ) at the time of payout

3rd Prize - $5,000 in tez (XTZ) at the time of payout

Total prizes: $200,000 in tez

Developer resources

Join the Tezos Hackathon Discord for all the info around this and future hackathons:


For those who are completely new to Tezos development, the dev portal is a good place to start https://developers.tezos.com/

Tacode, a p2p learning platform for Tezos teaches you how to build a Dapp on Tezos while earning tez


OpenTezos is an open-source wiki on all topics Tezos


A guide how to mint NFTs on Tezos and how to build a simple NFT platform


A react provider for Dapps to easily setup connection to Beacon/Taquito wallets


Awesomelist for Tezos


Tezos Stack Exchange is a useful resource to where you can see answers to technical questions regarding Tezos


If you do not find answers to your technical questions on the Tezos Stack Exchange, join the Tezos Developers telegram channel and ask away


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Check out the Prizes

Visit the Prize Explorer to check out the prizes posted by our hackathon sponsors. Click each prize to show important details, including the submission requirements, submission deadline, etc.

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Join the Hackathons Chat Workspace

Chat with other hackers, ask sponsors and the Gitcoin team questions, find or create a team, and communicate real-time. Click here to join the party!

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Start Work via Gitcoin

When your team is formed please have one of your teammates navigate to each prize page you plan to compete for and click the “Start Work” button.

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Build your cool ideas and make your vision come true with your team!

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Submit Work via Gitcoin

When your project is completed, submit your work by clicking the “Submit Work” button on the prize page/