What is HRGGC?

The Human Resources Global Game Competition (HRGGC) aims to attract game developers from around the world to create innovative demos for a Human Resources themed game. The winning game will be used by the Human Resource Development Fund (HRDF) of Malaysia to train HR personnel and employees all over Malaysia. The developers will be pitted against each other and HRDF will select three of the most promising and creative game demos.

The idea for the Global Game Competition was developed as a result of HRDF’s desire to create a modern and interactive way to carry out HR training, whilst embracing the possibilities offered by digital gaming platforms.

Rules and regulations


The HR Gamification Tournament is organised by the Human Resource Development Fund (HRDF), Malaysia, in a collaboration with Full XP, Finland.
It is open for all game developers to participate. It starts on 1st of July 2018. Entry submission closes on 31st of July 2018.


  • Game has to be brand new, never published, and never before publicly presented. Assets and resources in the game should either be original or if existing are used you must have the legal right to use the material, including open source and Creative Commons licensed materials. Be sure to attribute the source for existing materials.
  • Team work is allowed.
  • Open to all game developers from all around the world.
  • Game should be functional. This implies that jury members are able to play the game or at least a part of the game in order to have a meaningful play experience.
  • A fully finished game is not required; a playable prototype is sufficient.
  • The game should be easily ran in a browser or packaged for distribution in native format for iOS or Android e.g. acceptable formats are e.g. zipped HTML5, .Unity3D, IPA, APK, and zipped JAR.. The game should not require the installation of external dependencies.
  • Permission is necessary. Before submitting a game, participant must have obtained the permission of all persons or entities having any rights in the game. Please ensure that submissions do not contain proprietary or confidential material.


  • The competition has only one category.
  • Participants are required to fill up the form provided in the website with genuine information.
  • HRDF reserves the right to refuse an application, if the entry violates the competition rules.
  • Each developer can submit multiple games on a digital platform. However, only one game can be rewarded.
  • The game should not require any additional peripherals to be played, besides standard keyboard and/or mouse.
  • For team participation, the team members can be replaced, added, or removed during the competition’s run.
  • Any material, assets, or work that has been outsourced by the team must be clearly documented and this information sent alongside the application.
  • By registering for the competition, the participant allows HRDF and Full XP to contact the participant via e-mail or mobile about matters related to the competition.


The games will be judged based on the following four aspects:

FUN: How fun is the game to play and is it able to keep a player interested? Are the objectives of the game easy to understand?

FEEL: Is the art style and ambiance consistent throughout the game? Is the game educational and positive?

TARGET AUDIENCE: Is the game following the subject matter and effectively conveying HR information to the target audience? Is the player able to learn about HR and workplace practices by playing the game?

CREATIVITY : Is the game an entirely new concept or does it combine old ideas in new, interesting ways? What is the core mechanic?


  • Content of the game MUST have HR targeted content.
  • Contestants can use the storyboard for inspiration, but they should create their own characters, rather than copy existing ones.
  • Purpose of the game is to TEACH the target audience on best working practices. Content and mechanics that encourage learning are encouraged, but contestants themselves can decide on the genre and game mechanics.
  • Contestants can use other content/cases besides the ones presented in the storyboard, but they have to be HR and learning focused.


  • The entries must be submitted before the closing date. Late submissions will not qualify for competition.
  • The game must be based on the developers idea and creativity.
  • When submitting your game at least the following will be required:
    • Title of the game
    • At least 2-3 Screenshots of the game
    • Short description
    • Additional information
  • The team owns full rights to their game. The organizers reserve the right to use images, video, and text material of the game, team, and entry submission for the purposes of the competition’s marketing and the games.
  • The game must be able to run on Windows, Android OS higher than 4.1, iOS,  and/or internet browser.
  • The participants have to make sure that the prototype of the game does not carry sensitive elements i.e. religion, God, LGBT, and Halal. Any comment, request , suggestion or other communication which is obscene, indecent, false, menacing or offensive in character with intent to annoy, abuse, threaten or harass another person will not be accepted.
  • Any breach of rules mentioned above will disqualify the team and/or the participant.
  • The participant acknowledges and understands that the Intellectual Property Rights and/or the legal, proprietary, and beneficial interests in the services, deliverables, customer’s data, confidential information, assets, and other data shall belongs to and remain vested in HRDF.


The main aim of the game is to gamify processes in Human Resources Management to provide  a modern and interactive way to carry out Human Resources training.

A human-resources department – referred to as the HR department – of an organization deals with the management of human resources which means that the HR department oversees every one of the various aspects of employment, from complying with labor laws to administering employee benefits for example.

The target audience for the demo are HR personnel that work in a corporate environment.

Here is a list of the activities commonly handled by the HR department:

  • Determine needs of the staff
  • Determine to use temporary staff or hire employees to fill these needs
  • Recruit and train the best employees
  • Supervise the work
  • Mediate disputes internally
  • Manage employee relations, unions and collective bargaining
  • Prepare employee records and personal policies
  • Ensure high performance
  • Push the employees’ motivation
  • Manage employee payroll, benefits and compensation
  • Nurture internal company culture
  • Ensure equal opportunities
  • Deal with discrimination
  • Deal with performance issues
  • Ensure that human resources practices conform to various regulations
  • Mediate disputes internally

The demo does not have to be a fully functional game, however it needs to have the clear indication of the game mechanics.

Example storyboards


Prize winners are fully and solely responsible for all applicable taxes. If a Tournament winner is suspended, found ineligible, fails to comply with the Floor Rules, or refuses a Prize, that individual’s claim to a Prize is forfeited, and HRDF may decide to award the Prize to another player, but has no obligation to do so.

Prize money will be issued in USD. Winners might be subject to local and federal taxes in their country of origin. It is the winners’ responsibility to ensure that local tax laws in their country of origin are followed. Receiving funds on your account may be subjected to local bank fees. Winners are responsible for payment of any local banking fees.

Prizes for the best three participants:

1st Prize – USD 2,000

2nd Prize – USD 1,000

3rd Prize – USD 500


Q: I am a student. Can I participate?

A: Yes, students above 18 years of age can participate in the competition.

Q: Can I participate as an individual instead of a team?

A: Yes.

Q: We are a small studio located in Costa Rica. Can we participate?

A: Yes.

Q: Can my application be refused?

A: An application can be rejected if it does not fulfill the criteria as mentioned in the terms and condition of the competition. Kindly refer to the “Rules and Regulations”.

Q: Can I participate in HRGGC as a participant in multiple teams?

A: The participant is allowed to take part of the competitions in multiple teams as long as they submit a different game idea.

Q: Can I submit several demos?

A: We do not limit the submission of demos. Participants may submit as many demos as they wish.

Q: Does the game demo need to be in English?

A: Yes, the game demo need be submitted in English.

Q: How will the winners be notified and how will the prize money be delivered?

A: The winners will be notified via email or phone call and requested to provide their bank account details. Upon receiving the account details, the cash money will be banked in to their account.

Q: How will the prize money be converted to the winner’s currency?

A: Prize money will be issued in USD. Winners might be subject to local and federal taxes in their country of origin. It is the winners responsibility to ensure that local tax laws in their country of origin are followed. Receiving funds on your account may be subjected to local bank fees. Winners are responsible for payment of any local banking fees.

Q: How can I contact you?

A: Participants may contact Full XP for further inquiries at hrggc@fullxp.co

Q: How long does it take to announce the winner of the competition?

A: The winner will be announced within 6 weeks upon the completion of the competition via email as well as our social media.

Register and submit

The competition is now closed!