General rules


  • Only submit your own work. In a cooperative effort any of the people involved may submit the final result.
  • Compo entries may not have been released before. Pure rips or copies will be kicked from the competition without further notice. Audio-visual works (demos, intros, games and videos) may use previously published material such as soundtracks or artwork, provided the work as a whole is substantially new. How substantial this needs to be is decided by the compo organizer - if you are in doubt on this please contact us before the party.
  • No purely AI generated content. While we do recognize that AI generated content can provide assistance or inspiration, the majority of the submitted entry must exist out of own/group work.
Technical Requirements
  • Entries which we cannot run on the compo machines will be disqualified. To prevent this you can ask us to test your production on the compo machines. Do this in good time and you will even have time to fix any problems that might pop up.
  • Pure animations are not accepted, except in the Animation/Video and Animated GIF competition.
  • Entries have to be free of third party rights unless you have a legal license to use the given content. This means no ripped music or vocal samples, no movie snippets, no closeups of trademarked logos, etc. Violations will result in immediate disqualification. If you are unsure what exactly is allowed and what isn’t, please have a look at the copyright page or contact us. Having no GEMA stuff to worry about does not give you a free copyright card. So beware !
Before You Submit Your Entry
  • Be aware that we have competitions which involve jury preselection, mostly - but not limited to - individual competitions such as music or graphics. We will not reveal the results of preselection before of the compo, or provide individual feedback. If your entry makes it in, congratulations… if not, be assured that your entry will not be published and can be resubmitted elsewhere. We do understand that communication if your entry will be shown on the bigscreen can be improved and we are working on this, however cannot promise such a system to be in place for this years Revision.
  • PLEASE try to upload your entry as soon as possible - we have a LOT of entries to look at, so the earlier we can check that your entry works the better - you will also have more time to fix things, too ! The online submission system will be opened around one week before the party.
  • As we are uploading the release archives to the Scene.Org servers during and immediately after the party, please keep your archives CLEAN and LOGICAL. We do not have the time to re-pack every release so don’t blame us when your release archive on Scene.Org looks crappy.
  • We have the right not to show your production if we think it to be total crap or detestable, even in competitions without preselection. This does not disqualify your production and you can still vote for it. Please save yourself from having the freedom of speech discussion - you can of course say what you want, but you certainly cannot force us to help you with it.
And finally
  • Racism, child pornography and any kind of content that violates German law will be disqualified. Period.
  • All shown entries will be spread. We will do our best to make them available on our compo server directly after the competition was held.
  • We have the right to skip parts in entries during the competitions, especially scroller parts and endscrollers. This to keep the total compo running time down and keep it interesting. People interested in reading the full scrolltext can watch it on their own.
  • If there are less than three entries for a compo, the given compo will either be cancelled or combined with another compo, with your permission. Should the compo be cancelled, your productions won’t be spread, so you can release them elsewhere.
  • Deadline extensions for you and your production are a privilege, not a right. Every deadline extension has to be agreed upon by the compo organizer - do not assume that you have it without contacting the compo team.


  • Should you violate these rules we have the right to disqualify your entry during and up to 3 months after Revision. Should this occur we will update the compo results. As a consequence of this you agree to return any prizes you might have received to Revision.
  • Disqualified entries will not be spread and can not be voted for.
  • Disqualifications are final.